Providence Children's Development Institute
Providence Children's Health
Helping children and their families thrive
Parents want the very best for their children, so it's natural for them to be concerned if a child misses a developmental milestone. Often, there is nothing to worry about; a child may simply need extra time or attention to “catch up” with peers. Sometimes, however, children do require more assistance. For some children an illness or injury may create a need for rehabilitation and specialized care. Community physicians and health care providers refer children to Providence Children's Development Institute to help identify and treat these developmental concerns.
The institute provides a comprehensive, family-centered approach to helping children with developmental needs, from infancy through adolescence. Our developmental pediatricians work together with our psychologists, therapists, audiologists, dietitians, and social workers to create individualized programs for each child. This collaboration allows us to improve outcomes by evaluating each child’s ongoing needs and providing emergent therapies. With nearly 40,000 annual visits, our three clinics in east Portland, west Portland and Newberg focus on the importance of play in creating a successful home program.
Providence Children's Development Institute provides a comprehensive, family-centered approach to helping children with developmental needs, from infancy through adolescence.
Our physical therapists customize home programs for the unique needs of each child. Through a variety of approaches, such as neurodevelopmental treatment and pediatric aquatic therapy, sensorimotor and feeding therapies, we apply our specialized clinical skills to promote optimal motor development, treat orthopedic concerns, evaluate for special equipment and orthotic needs, and facilitate maximal independence and function.
Our occupational therapists help children achieve their full potential in functional tasks of daily life. We specialize in motor skill development, sensory integration, visual motor integration/perception, and attention and behavioral organization. These abilities promote independence in everyday activities, such as play, self-care, handwriting and feeding.
Providence Camps for Kids
Camp SPOT, Camp COMRADE, Camp Chatterbox and Camp Splash and Move are designed for pre-kindergarten through school-age children who receive therapy services. Our camps are led by Providence pediatric therapists who specialize in serving children with developmental delays, including autism. We incorporate each child’s therapies into a fun, camp-like setting, three hours a day for one-week, matching campers with appropriate groups based on age, diagnosis, and developmental level. This ensures a safe, rewarding experience for all campers.