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St. Luke's Children's Rehabilitation: Boise

At St. Luke's Children's Rehabilitation, our team provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, and counseling to meet the diverse needs of the children we treat. We help kids of all ages and developmental levels improve their quality of life and become more independent.

We provide services for kids with diagnoses including, but not limited to ADHD, Asperger’s, autism, cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder, developmental disabilities, Down syndrome, genetic syndromes, hearing impairment, juvenile arthritis, learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy, non-verbal learning disorder, pediatric voiding dysfunction, sensory integration dysfunction, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, torticollis, and plagiocephaly.

And, we offer developmental assessments, advanced gait evaluations, and seating and technology training for children who use wheelchairs, orthotics, prosthetics, or augmentative communication devices.

Providers

  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Mental Health

    Biography

    K. James Baker, LCPC provides counseling to children and families. He provides treatment for children and adolescents who struggle with emotional dysregulation, behavioral difficulties, anger management, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s, pervasive developmental delay, and other developmental disabilities, many of whom have co-occurring mental health challenges. He is experienced in applied behavioral analysis, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy modalities. He believes in a client-centered, strength-based approach to counseling, and works to ensure his clients and their loved ones receive personalized care. 

    James earned his bachelor’s degree in family sciences from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree in marital and family therapy from Loma Linda University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Trisha Barnes, OT has a passion for working with children who have developmental coordination disorder or any impairment in sensory processing, coordination, handwriting, or strength. She also teaches classes for new parents about infant motor development, tummy time, and infant massage.

    Trisha earned her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Pacific University. She enjoys teaching babies to enjoy tummy time, watching her kids play soccer, and skiing. 

    Favorite Book: Building Babies Better: Developing a Solid Foundation for Your Child by Roxanne Small.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

    Biography

    Kristin Booton, MS, CCC/SLP specializes in augmentative communication, including programming and implementation for many different augmentative/high tech speech generating devices and iPad applications. She has training in feeding and swallowing disorders, breastfeeding/infant latching, completes videofluroscopic swallow studies, and is an SOS feeding therapist. She loves using books in therapy.

    Kristin earned her master's degree in speech and hearing sciences from Portland State University. In her free time, she loves to hike, run, camp, and play outside with her husband and children.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Shanna Herman, PT, DPT specializes in equipment needs, including custom wheelchairs and early mobility through the Go-Baby-Go program. Bubbles are her favorite therapy toy.

    Shanna earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Lewis Clark State College, and her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of the Pacific. An Idaho native, she enjoys hiking, camping, and golfing.

    Favorite Therapy Toy: bubbles.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Nicole Nord, PT is certified in vestibular rehabilitation, with a primary focus on outpatient pediatric physical therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and pediatric section of the APTA. She is also an APTA-credentialed clinical instructor.

    Nicole earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Carolyn (Queck) Blaisdell, MS, OTR/L enjoys working with children of all ages and diagnoses, and has over 10 years of experience working with autism in particular.

    Carolyn earned her master's degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, running, and backpacking. 

    Favorite Therapy Book: The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Ann Short, MS, OTR/L is passionate about helping children reach their full potential. She believes in taking therapy beyond the walls of the clinic and working closely with the family to ensure carryover of therapeutic techniques to help meet goals.

    Ann is experienced in working with children with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders. She also works with global developmental delays, oculomotor vision deficits, handwriting difficulties, and sensory-based feeding disorders. She has worked in both in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, private therapy clinics, and home-based therapy.

    Ann also has advanced training in sensory integration, the Greenspan DIR/Floortime Approach™, Handwriting Without Tears®, sensory/behavior-based feeding disorders, and NDT principles. She is certified in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), advanced therapeutic listening, the Listening Program®, and interactive metronome.

    Ann earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, singing, and spending time with her family and pets.

    Favorite Therapy Toy: the trampoline.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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Building on Our Promise to Children

St. Luke

Children's Pavilion - Opening in 2019

Designed to meet the needs of kids, their families, and the people who care for them, this state-of-the-art facility on our downtown Boise campus will more than double our clinical space and improve vital services that keep care close to home. It will bring most of our pediatric specialists and services under one roof, allowing us to provide care more efficiently and easing the burden on parents and kids who will now be able to see several providers in one location in one day.