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Pediatric Therapy

Billings Clinic Pediatric Therapy Services

Helping children to overcome and achieve

Billings Clinic Pediatric Therapy is a comprehensive outpatient program that provides diagnosis, treatment and referral services for children up to age 18. 

We are here to help children become as independent as they can in order to be successful out in the community, at school, at home, in play and in social interactions.

Our pediatric therapy program serves a wide range of diagnosis in children including:

  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning difficulties
  • Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD)
  • Motor coordination problems/dyspraxia
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Speech/Language impairments
  • Central auditory processing problems
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Genetic disorders
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neurological disorders
  • Sensory integration dysfunction

Pediatric Therapy Team

Billings Clinic Pediatric Therapy Services

For children in need of therapy services, a team approach is often the most effective way to address their needs. Our team of seven trained, professional therapists include physical, occupational and speech therapists and have special training in pediatrics.

Annalee Anderson, MA, CCC, SLP
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Specialist

Krista Bakkedahl, DPT
Pediatric Physical Therapist

Catherine Heggem, MS, CCC, SLP
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Specialist

Carol Morse, SLP
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Specializes in pediatric feeding and swallow disorders

Kristine Roberts, DPT
Pediatric Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Katie Sam, MS, CCC, SLP
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist

Tanya Sciuchetti, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Sensory Integration Specialist

Billings Clinic Pediatric Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps youth learn to do the things they want and need through the therapeutic use of daily activities, allowing them to live their lives and prevent or better manage injury, illness or disability.

The following are symptoms (Red Flags) which may warrant a pediatric Occupational Therapy evaluation

  • Billings Clinic Pediatric Occupational TherapyCoordination Difficulties
  • Clumsiness, Frequent falls, bumping into people or objects
  • Frequent fatigue or apparent weakness as compared to peers
  • Difficulty with fine motor skills/handwriting
  • Difficulty manipulating small toys
  • Difficulty with dressing, using utensils, or grooming activities
  • Difficulty with transitions or adjusting to changes in routine
  • Limited play skills
  • Limited Social interaction
  • Tendency to become overwhelmed easily
  • Frequent tantrums

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy aids the child or teen in recovery, motion, strength and function with youth-specific training, movement and exercise to improve motor development and strength.

Services our pediatric Physical Therapists provide to help young patients achieve their goals

  • Billings Clinic Pediatric Physical Therapydevelopment and enhancement of gross motor skills
  • management of muscle tone
  • building or rebuilding muscle strength
  • improvement of posture/postural control
  • Pre-gait and gait training
  • improve range of motion
  • improve balance and coordination
  • improve body awareness and body alignment
  • building cardiopulmonary endurance
  • relieve or manage pain

Speech-Language Therapy

Pediatric speech language pathologists are trained to assess and treat a variety of disorders including genetic, developmental, social and acquired such as brain injury.

Pediatric Speech-language Therapy services and concerns that may warrant an evaluation

  • Billings Clinic Pediatric Speech TherapyAssessment and training of feeding difficulties and swallowing difficulties
  • Language development
  • Cognitive skills and executive functions
  • Caregiver training to increase cognitive and language skills
  • Articulation and auditory processing treatment
  • Social skills training
  • Augmentative and Alternative communication training

The following concerns may warrant a speech and language evaluation from a speech and language pathologist:

  • Difficulty with eating and drinking
  • Coughing and choking with eating and drinking
  • Limited speech and language abilities-see ASHA website for age norms 
  • Difficulty with social situations and interaction with peers and caregivers
  • Difficulty being understood when speaking
  • Delayed language development

Please discuss any concerns with your child’s physician for a referral if you have concerns in any of these areas.

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Pediatric Therapy

For More Information

406-238-5676
800-332-7156, ext. 5676

For An Appointment

A physician referral is required.  Please contact your pediatrician for a referral.

Billings Clinic Pediatric Therapy

2675 Central Ave.
North side of building, lower level.