News & Events

At Pediatric Partners, we are continually hosting presentations, trainings and participating in community events to stay up-to-date on the most relevant tools, information and celebrations for our industry. Most activities are open to the public; we would love to meet you there!

Kids Bowl & Bladder: Peds 2 Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

An Occupational Therapist from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck has received her “Peds 2 Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder” certificate. This course was designed to expand the therapist’s knowledge of development of normal bowel patterns in children and focus on the pediatric pelvic floor patient population. This course will help our therapist better evaluate and treat…

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CPI: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

An Occupational Therapist from Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck has received her Crisis Prevention Intervention Trainer Certification. This program is for individuals who experience and directly intervene in crisis situations. Training focuses primarily on de-escalation techniques, risk assessment, and both nonrestrictive and restrictive interventions. This certification will has given our therapist the knowledge to provide…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Fargo Speech-Language Pathologists Certified in TalkTools

Three Speech-Language Pathologists from Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Health Clinic in Fargo attended a virtual TalkTools conference this past spring. TalkTools applies a unique, hierarchical approach to Oral-Placement Therapy and focuses on the measurable, result-driven path for both therapists and clients. Goals of this therapy include speech clarity, improved feeding, and independence.   Our therapists were…

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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…

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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…

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North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis 2021 Virtual Seminar

Three BCBA’s at Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Health Clinic had the opportunity to attend a virtual seminar by the North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis 2021. The North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis has a reputation for presenting on informative topics that are directly related to the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Pediatric Partners. This seminar…

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Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment

An Occupational Therapist in Fargo, participated in a live webinar titled Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment. This course emphasized education on research, use of Therapeutic Listening, and new Quickshifts albums that are available. This program is a quick readjustment for children that have gone through the Therapeutic Listening Program or for children…

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Toileting, Interoception, and Nutrition

Pediatric Partners therapist receives certification in Toileting, Interoception, and Nutrition, an evidence-based approach for promoting toileting success and independence. Through this course, therapists learned more about the relationship between bowel and bladder, how to address interocpetion, and how nutrition impacts toileting. Providers were able to review current trends in toileting approaches and the latest research…

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Bismarck Physical Therapist Attends Combined Sections Meeting

A physical therapist from the Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck attended the Combined Sections Meeting this past spring. This is the leading physical therapy (PT) conference through the American Physical Therapy Association and provides an incredible opportunity for physical therapists to continue their education, network, collaborate, and share their experience. Through this conference, therapists were…

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Bismarck Therapists Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

As a way to offer alternative treatment and better serve the pediatric population in the community, through the Maiberger Institute, two therapists at the Pediatric Partners Clinic in Bismarck have received their certification to offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, integrative modality designed to…

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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…

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MNRI Dynamic & Postural Reflex Pattern Integration – Part 1

Bismarck Occupational Therapist, Sabrina, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Kelly, recently attended an online course “MNRI Dynamic & Postural Reflex Pattern Integration – Part 1” hosted by Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute.  This course provided Kelly and Sabrina with a foundational understanding of primary motor reflex patterns, the impact of non-integration, and MNRI techniques to assess…

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3 Steps to Improving Interoception: An Evidence-based Approach

Occupational Therapist, Courtney, recently completed an online course called “3 Steps to Improving Interoception: An Evidence-based Approach.”  Courtney attended this online course to gain more awareness on the topic of interoception. Interoception is a lesser-known sense that helps you understand and feel what is going on inside your body. Children who struggle with the interoceptive…

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Dyslexia and Literacy: The Role of the OT

Occupational Therapist, Jordan, attended the course “Dyslexia and Literacy: The Role of the OT” to advance her knowledge by learning how to define and understand the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, as well as the misunderstandings. Additionally, she was provided with specific interventions and learned how to address dyslexia during her OT sessions. Attending this…

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Oppositional, Defiant, and Disruptive Children and Adolescents

Occupational Therapist, Hailey Tollefson, attended the course “Oppositional, Defiant, Disruptive Children and Adolescents” to advance her knowledge by learning new and effective non-medication approaches for children and adolescents who demonstrate challenging behaviors. Attending this conference, Hailey learned a variety of effective strategies used to treat children who have out of control behaviors, as well as…

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Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sounds in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment

Hannah Zimmerman, Director of Therapy Services in Bismarck, participated in a live webinar titled Quickshifts: Revolutionizing the Use of Sound in Sensorimotor Integrative Treatment. This course emphasized education on research, use of Therapeutic Listening, and new Quickshifts albums that are available. This program is a quick readjustment for children that have gone through the Therapeutic…

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Telehealth Services Available

Pediatric Partners is now offering Telehealth Services in Early Intervention, Neuropsychology, Mental Health Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy.  Telehealth is the application of telecommunication technology to the delivery of outpatient therapy in occupational, physical, speech-language therapy and mental health services at a distance by linking clinician to the client while…

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Therapists Dive Deeper into Treating Pediatric Feeding Concerns

Families with children who struggle with feeding issues often find mealtimes stressful and unpleasant. At Pediatric Partners, our therapists work hard developing and implementing strategies to help restore that bonding time for families. Recently, several members from our speech-language pathology and occupational therapy teams spent time digging deeper into approaches and techniques to better address these challenges with children and their families.

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Mental Health Presentation – A Team Approach: Navigating Your Child’s Journey

Join our team of Pediatric Mental Health Specialists for a day filled with engaging conversation focused on our children’s mental health. We will share from our experience, how we all are part of your child’s team, and how we can best support the unique needs along your child’s journey.   This event has been postponed to a later date – we apologize for any inconvenience.

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