Idaho Therapy Source

Conditions We Commonly Treat

The therapists at Idaho Therapy Source are skilled in treating children with the following diagnoses:

Idaho Therapy Source treats a wide variety and various degrees (hence: spectrum) of autism disorders. Autism spectrum disorders can include….

Treatment Strategies and Modalities

At ITS, we will employ a number of specific treatment modalities (methods and tools) to accomplish the decided-upon treatment strategy for a child struggling with autism. These can include…

ADD and ADHD intervention and treatment are gaining traction… Idaho Therapy Source encounters and treats attention deficit challenges on a daily basis…

Treatment Strategies and Modalities

Depending on your child’s attention deficit severity and presentation…

Cerebral palsy treatment can often improve or sustain a child’s capabilities. Where cerebral palsy is concerned, occupational therapy focuses on optimizing upper body function, improving posture, and making the most of a child’s mobility. Occupational therapists help individual children to address new ways of accomplishing everyday activities such as dressing, going to school, feeding, and participating in other day-to-day activities.

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

Therapists at Idaho Therapy Source can have a significant impact on the freedom and autonomy of CP patients…

The broad spectrum of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms and disabilities contribute to the complexity of any TBI. TBI is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. With the proper treatment and professional care, the impact on a child and his or her family need not be devastating.

Treatment Strategies and Modalities

There are many different kinds of treatments available for patients of TBI…

Sensory processing disorders infuse many of the conditions that therapists encounter. Sensory processing disorder is a condition in which the brain has trouble receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses. Some people with sensory processing disorder have heightened sensitivity to things in their environment. Common sounds for example, may be painful or overwhelming; or light touch—from a shirt for example—may chafe the skin.

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

Idaho Therapy Source has a number of treatment options for sensory integration treatment…

There is no single, standard treatment for Down syndrome. Occupational therapy helps find ways to adjust everyday tasks and conditions to match a person’s needs and abilities. This type of therapy teaches self-care skills such as eating, getting dressed, writing, and using a computer. An occupational therapist might offer special tools that can help improve everyday functioning, such as a pencil that is easier to grip. At the high school level, an occupational therapist could help teenagers identify jobs, careers, or skills that match their interests and strengths.

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

At Idaho Therapy Source…

Although a “normal” life may not be possible, some improvement can be expected with therapy. Rett syndrome is a rare, but severe brain disorder that affects girls. It’s usually discovered in the first two years of life, and a child’s diagnosis with Rett syndrome can feel overwhelming. Although there’s no cure, early identification and treatment may help girls and families who are affected by Rett syndrome.

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

Therapists at Idaho Therapy Source have specific experience with the treatment of Rett Syndrome…

Anxiety disorders can become so severe that normal life and relationships become impaired. There are many types of anxiety disorders with their own unique sets of symptoms. Some of these disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia (or social anxiety disorder), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

Anxiety disorders have been effectively treated with medication and psychotherapy, however measurable improvement and assistance has been provided through occupational therapy treatment modalities. Idaho Therapy Source has direct experience with these strategies.

About 20% of the U.S. population reports at least one depressive symptom in a given month… Mood disorders are a category of illnesses that describe a serious change in mood. Illness under mood disorders include depression and bipolar disorder or manic depression.

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

Idaho Therapy Source applies effective occupational therapy treatment methods to address sensory and social issues associated with some mood disorders.

People with intellectual disabilities can learn new skills, but they learn them more slowly. There are many different signs of intellectual disability in children. They may be noticed during infancy, or they may not be noticeable until school age. Recognition of the condition often depends on the severity of the disability. Some of the most common signs of intellectual disability are:

  • Rolling over, sitting up, crawling, or walking late
  • Talking late or having trouble with talking
  • Slow to master things like potty training, dressing, and feeding himself or herself
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Inability to connect actions with consequences
  • Behavior problems such as explosive tantrums
  • Difficulty with problem-solving or logical thinking
Treatment Strategy and Modalities

Treatment of mental retardation requires the development of a comprehensive management plan. Occupational therapy—and more specifically, Idaho Therapy Source—can be an integral part of that management plan.

For most children, treatment can lead to big improvements in how they can move and what they can do. Arthrogryposis (arth-ro-grip-OH-sis) means a child is born with joint contractures. This means some of their joints don’t move as much as normal and may even be stuck in one position. Often the muscles around these joints are thin, weak, stiff or missing. Extra tissue may have formed around the joints, holding them in place.

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

At Idaho Therapy Source, we work as a team to evaluate your child’s abilities and recommend a plan to help your child become as active as possible…

Ankyloglossia or “Tongue Tie” is a congenital oral pathology consisting of an unusual shortening, thickening, or tightening of the lingual frenul​um between the tongue and the floor of the mouth—restricting the tongue’s normal movements. Ankyloglossia can also affect the way a child eats, speaks and swallows, as well as interfere with breastfeeding in infants. Ankyloglossia may not cause enough functional problems to warrant intervention however it does frequently require a surgical procedure for release/correction. Pre-operative and post-operative assistance may be given by physical and/or occupational therapists specially trained in Ankyloglossia treatment techniques.

Treatment Strategy and Modalities

Therapists at Idaho Therapy Source are specially trained in the treatment of Ankyloglossia and other craniosacral conditions. We use hands-on assessment to locate areas of decreased mobility, tightness or restriction and then gently help to mobilize the area using gentle, experienced touch.