Alert - Children’s Therapy families: Children’s Therapy is open for both in-person and telehealth visits, with type of visit determined through conversation with the therapist and caregiver. Due to safety and health concerns, some patients may not be returning to the clinic for in-person visits yet. Please continue to follow the therapy plan you have made with your therapist. We are not doing auto-reminder calls currently, so if you have a question about time or date of visit please call to confirm.
Telehealth video visits are only possible with a MyChart account. Please reach out to our schedulers if you are interested in Telehealth. Just a reminder that sessions may also start a few minutes late and end a few minutes early as have new cleaning protocols to adhere to and need time to shift between in-person and video sessions.
For in person visits please wait in your car until your appointment time, we will be asking you health screening questions, please bring a mask with you and wear it while you are in the clinic, and we will be restricting movement within the therapy clinic, which means that your child’s session will take place in one room, with decreased equipment options. Only one caregiver is allowed in with child and any extra family members must remain outside the clinic. If you choose to not attend the session with your child we will ask you to stay in your car until the therapist walks your child outside when the session ends.
We look forward to seeing you in the clinic or over video soon!
Alert- Familias servidas por Terapia Infantil: La clínica de Terapia Infantil (Children’s Therapy) ya está abierta para las visitas en persona y por telesalud, con el tipo de visita determinado por conversación entre el terapeuta y el padre/cuidador. A causa de preocupaciones por la salud y la seguridad, es posible que algunos pacientes todavía no regresen a clínica para citas en persona. Por favor continúe siguiendo el plan de terapia que ha hecho con su terapeuta. Por el momento, no estamos haciendo autollamadas para recordarles de sus citas, así que, si tiene una pregunta sobre el tiempo o la fecha de su visita, por favor llámenos para confirmar.
Las visitas de telesalud a base de video solo son posibles con una cuenta de MyChart. Por favor póngase en contacto con nuestras recepcionistas si esta interesado en telesalud.
Queremos también recordarles que las vistas posiblemente empezaran unos minutos tarde y terminaran unos minutos temprano, ya que tenemos nuevos protocolos de limpieza y necesitamos tiempo de cambiar entre visitas en personas y por video.
Para las visitas en persona, favor de esperar en su carro hasta la hora de su cita. Les estaremos haciendo preguntas sobre su salud al entrar, por favor traiga una mascara con usted, y póngasela mientras esta en la clínica. También estamos limitando el movimiento dentro de la clínica, así que la sesión de su hijo/a se llevara acabo dentro de un solo cuarto y con menos opciones de equipo disponible. Solo un padre o cuidador puede pasar con el niño/a, y otros miembros de la familia tendrán que esperar afuera de la clínica. Si decide no atender la cita con su hijo/a, le pedimos que por favor espere en su carro hasta que el terapeuta encamina su hijo/a afuera al final de la cita.
¡Esperamos verlos pronto en la clínica o por video!
The Friends Project along with Art Therapy has been canceled until September 1st.
The Parent Resource Newsletter has been temporarily suspended. Please see COVID-19: What to Know about keeping safe and get suggestions on family activities during this time of social distancing.
Children's Therapy is Wishing Clover a Happy 14th Birthday!
Clover is a therapy dog that comes to Children's Therapy during patient sessions and on special occasions, such as The Friends Project. We've missed seeing her, due to this pandemic and can't wait for her return.
A Note From Terry & Clover
Giving a shout out to all the parents and children of the Children’s Therapy Clinic. While you are all doing your social distancing and stay at home, Clover and I are also obeying all the rules. We spend time talking to each other a lot, roaming around our 2 acres of fenced property, playing with our friend Ellie, and just laying around. At 13 yrs. old (14 yrs. on May 31) Clover doesn’t play much with toys but she does enjoy running out to bark at the deer and one elk that roam our neighborhood.
We, like you, have found it tough to just stay home not being able to do all our therapy visits. Not only do we visit the Clinic, but we also visit a lot schools and other special events. You may even see us at Valley Medical sometimes. That is where our friend Ellie visits a lot. Clover does miss our Clinic visits, seeing all the smiles on the kids (and parents) faces that she brings. If you have one of Clover’s cards, she would like it if you gave her a kiss.
I imagine you parents are overwhelmed right now, but please know that everyone has our best health in mind and all will be well soon. Stay well, keep your family and your home safe.
Your Therapy Dog Team
Terry & Clover
At Children's Therapy, we provide inpatient and outpatient treatment in occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), speech and language therapy, social and nutritional services, and family resource coordination.
A variety of approaches help children reach their potential in mobility, daily living, social skills abilities, and communication. Exercises include large and small muscle groups, sensorimotor activities, play, technology, self-care practices, feeding activities, and the design and fitting of orthotic devices.
Children's Therapy also participates with Valley Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to offer evaluation, treatment, and followup for premature and full-term infants experiencing developmental and/or feeding problems.
Special programs offered by Children's Therapy include Feeding Therapy and Orthopedic Therapy
Birth to Six--Growth & Development
What Parents and Caregivers Should Look For
These informational charts will help you look at the whole child, watching and listening for milestones at each age level.
Let Amazon and Fred Meyer to Make a Donation to VIA in Your Name
When you shop Fred Meyer or Amazon.com, your spending can benefit patients in South King County through Valley Medical Center’s Volunteers in Action. VIA is a valuable financial contributor to Valley, supporting patients and employees, including:
- Providing low-income families in our district Fred Meyer gift cards so they can purchase groceries for their holiday meals or buy gifts for their children
- Sponsoring the NICU Family Thanksgiving dinner
- Purchasing vans for VMC's free shuttle service
- Funding special purchases around Valley, like the DAISY display case in the hospital main lobby
- Funding scholarships for Valley employees to further their professional development
Via makes this possible through the money it raises through the gift and flower shop, special vendor sales and now Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards and AmazonSmile.
How Can You Sign Up to have Fred Meyer Donate to VIA?
You can support VIA just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. The donation VIA will receive is related to how many customers select VIA as their Community Rewards organization and how much they shop.
Simply link your Rewards Card to VIA by clicking this link and filling out the online form. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping VIA earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one for free at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.
What is AmazonSmile?
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
Find out how to sign up to support Volunteers in Action.
Access Your Child's Medical Records & Billing Information
Valley Medical Center's patient portal, MyChart, offers convenient access to your child's medical records, as well as the ability to request appointments, prescription refills and more. Simply sign up for MyChart at the clinic (the fastest way) or online. Then print out a MyChart Consent Form and bring it to our front desk to sign in the presence of a clinic representative to request "proxy" access. You'll also have access to billing information within MyChart. Learn more about VMC's billing and payment process here.
To schedule an appointment or for more information about Children's Therapy services, call 425.690.3513.
Children’s Therapy Información de Emergencia
In an effort to keep everyone healthy, we ask that you keep your child at home if they have experienced fever, vomiting, or diarrhea within the last 24 hours. Please also consider keeping them at home if they have symptoms or behaviors of illness that would preclude them from participating fully in therapy.
For more information on when to keep your child at home, please take a look at this document.
Children’s Therapy Información de Emergencia
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