Therapies to fit your child's needs
Identify your needs. At Kidworks we start with a very thorough evaluation to identify all areas of need. Our therapists have advanced degrees in their fields and specific knowledge in pediatric development.
Collaborate on a plan. After the evaluation, a plan of care is written which contains both long and short term goals. These plans are shared with the prescribing physicians and we encourage collaboration with parents to create a team effort for the best possible outcomes.
Assess Progress. Goals are regularly updated and a new plan is written as goals are met, changed, or as new areas of concern are emphasized.
Our therapists have experience working with kids from 0-18 with a wide variety of challenges. We look forward to working with you.
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Kidworks opened in the fall of 2006. I am the mom of twin boys with special needs. When my boys were young, I was very frustrated with the lack of quality services available for children once they turned three and were out of the First Steps Program. There were exciting new approaches being developed which were not available in this area. I spent years in waiting rooms with other moms frustrated about not being able to find what we needed. Many families I knew were moving out of the area to find those essential services. I had a friend who was a very talented therapist and also a mom of kids with special needs. She not only was frustrated with the lack of resources for her children but also in the working environments for therapists. We decided to give it a go and see if we could create a new resource.
We wanted Kidworks to always be sensitive to the needs of its families and also the needs of its talented therapists and employees. We also wanted a warm and comfortable environment where our clients would feel welcome and supported.
Early on I saw what a great difficulty funding treatment can be for families. We created the Kidfunds program to assist families with this need. Kidfunds are scholarships that are provided for families who have a financial need, so that services may be offered.
I love meeting families and assisting others in finding resources they may need. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have suggestions. I have walked in your shoes, and I find nothing more rewarding than assisting others down the road I have traveled.
Cynthia Wold, CEO
Kidworks provides First Steps Early Intervention services in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. Our First Steps therapists include Occupational, Physical, Speech and Developmental Therapists. To find out more about the First Steps Program please call 219-662-7790.
Private, individualized OT, PT, Speech and Nutrition therapies are offered at our clinic located in Chesterton, Indiana. We are experienced working with many diagnoses and conditions. We look forward to collaborating with your family to create an effective plan for your child.
Kidworks has some tremendous groups which include our developmental playgroups and social skills groups. All groups are facilitated by experienced educators and therapists, and have a very low child to adult ratio so each child can receive time with teachers.
Part of Kidworks' mission is educating future therapists. We are a clinical rotation site for most schools with graduate programs in Indiana and the surrounding states. Advanced students come to observe and work with our talented therapists.