Introduction to PROMPT

Two Speech Language Pathologists at Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck have achieved their PROMPT Certification. PROMPT stands for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. PROMPT Speech- Language Pathologists use their hands to teach the child how to correctly move their jaw, lips, and tongue. This certification will allow our therapists to identify oral motor…

Promoting Culture and Linguistic Diversity in AAC

An Occupational Therapist from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Fargo had the opportunity to attend a conference hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center: Munroe-Meyer Institute. The course, Nebraska Augmentative and Alternative Communication Summer Conference: Promoting Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in AAC, focused on culturally and linguistically responsive practices to support bilingual communication in children…

Picture Exchange Communication System

Recently, a Speech-Language Pathologist from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Fargo attended Picture Exchange Communication System Level 1 Training. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an evidence-based practice based on Applied Behavior Analysis. The course teaches therapists how to implement the first six phases of PECS: spontaneous requesting, picture discrimination, sentence structure, attributes for expanding language,…

LiPS: The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program

This past spring, a Speech-Language Pathologist from Pediatric Partners in Fargo attended the virtual “LiPS” training. “LiPS” is a multisensory program that uses hands-on therapy which introduces patients to letters and their sounds as well as how the child feels and sees the sounds. During this therapy, the therapist introduces the child to how letters…

DIR 201: Promoting Basic Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities

Over the course of three months, an Occupational Therapist from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Fargo was able to complete their certification in DIR Floortime. DIR (Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-based) Floortime is a model that helps children to develop self-regulating, purposeful communication, problem solving skills, and meaningful relationships. This strength- based approach will allow for the…

American Occupational Therapy Association’s INSPIRE 2021

Recently, an occupational therapist from the Pediatric Partners in Fargo attended the AOTA INSPIRE 2021. This is the leading occupational therapist (OT) conference through the American Occupational Therapy Association and provides an incredible opportunity for occupational therapists to continue their education, network, collaborate, and share their experience. Throughout these courses, providers were able to learn…

Understanding the Orofacial Complex

A Speech- Language Pathologist at Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Clinic in Fargo recently attended an online course “Understanding the Orofacial Complex”. This course elaborated on typical anatomy, swallow function, assessment, treatment of orofacial myofunctional disorders, and the elimination of noxious habits. This course will allow for a unique process to evaluate and treat patients with speech…

Vision Techniques for Eye Movement Disorders

Vision Techniques for Eye Movement Disorders Associated with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other Neurological Disorders: Hands-on Assessments and Treatments for Children and Adolescents Bismarck Occupational Therapists, Mollie and Kaylee recently attended an online course “Vision Techniques for Eye Movement Disorders Associated with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia & Other Neurological Disorders: Hands-on Assessments and Treatments for Children…