Professional Therapy &
Counseling Services

Medical Nutrition

Medical nutrition is provided by a pediatric registered Dietitian who will help parents assess the nutritional needs of their children and develop and implement nutrition programs. Promoting optimal growth is always our goal.

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Speech

Our speech therapists help facilitate development of age appropriate speech, articulation and social pragmatics. Our speech therapists also address feeding delays, dysphagia and restrictive feeding. We have extensive experience and education in: augmentative communication and assistive technology, PROMPT, Talk Tools, dysphagia management, and cleft-lip and palate management.

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Mental Health

Our Licensed Mental Health Counselors help children and their families work through life stressors and challenges such as anger management, depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. They further specialize in parenting, family dynamics and grief counseling, providing comprehensive diagnosis, therapy, and crisis management.

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Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists engage children in purposeful activities to improve: fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and feeding. Sensory integration, self regulation, and play skills are other important areas we address. Our therapists have an impressive breath of skill and certifications in: neurodevelopmental therapy, sensory integration and praxis testing, vestibular rehabilitation, MNRI, Kinesiotaping, the Beckmann Oral Motor Protocol, and Vital Stim for dysphagia management.

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Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists will help your child as they learn to crawl, walk, and run. They also help teach children things like: balance, coordination, seating and posture - all important elements for your child’s development. Our physical therapists have comprehensive education and certifications in: neurodevelopmental therapy, MNRI, Total Motion Release, vestibular rehabilitation, myofascial release and the Graston Technique.

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Feeding Therapy

We have an expert group of speech therapists and occupational therapists who are specifically trained to help babies and children who have reduced or limited intake, food refusal/selectivity, dysphagia (swallowing difficulty), oral motor deficits, and delayed feeding skills. We work closely with families to assist with G- tube weaning while collaborating with dietitians and physicians. Our feeding therapists are trained in a variety of feeding techniques including the SOS Approach to Feeding, Food Chaining, and Vital Stim for dysphagia management. Stepping Stones and Northwest Family Nutrition joined together to meet community needs, and were chosen by Seattle Children’s Hospital to be the Eastern Washington ARFID (Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder) team. This team includes specifically trained occupational therapists, speech therapists, licensed mental health counseling and dietitians to address the specific needs of patients diagnosed with ARFID.

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