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St. Luke's Children's Rehabilitation: Nampa

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, dysphagia 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

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  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

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    Mindi Carr, MS, CCC-SLP enjoys working with language delays in both preschool and adolescent age groups. She is certified in Hanen's It Takes Two to Talk® and works in both outpatient rehabilitation and with the NICU follow-up clinic.

    Mindi is an Idaho native and earned her master's degree in speech language pathology from Idaho State University.

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  • Biography

    Lindsey Ethridge, MOT, OTR/L, CLC treats infants, children and young adults with feeding difficulties, including bottle or breast feeding concerns, dysphagia, poor feeding, poor weight gain, ARFID, disordered eating, picky eating, difficulty transitioning to solids, poor chewing, and support with supplemental feeding tubes. Lindsey also has professional interest in NICU, neurological impairments, splinting, and cardiac conditions. 

    Lindsey has a diverse education and creative therapy background that help her treat patients across the therapy spectrum in inpatient, rehab, and outpatient settings. She considers the child and family holistically to help create lifelong positive experiences with food. Her goal is to reduce stress, fear, and/or mealtime pressure, and improve oral motor skills. She recognizes the importance of developing strategies that can be easy for the family to implement at home.

    Lindsey earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University and her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Loma Linda University.

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  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

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    Jennifer Hietala, MS, CCC-SLP is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in feeding, lactation, and swallowing disorders. Her certifications include VitalStim®, Beckman Oral Motor, and the SOS Approach to Feeding. Jennifer uses a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in working with each patient and family. She prioritizes keeping feeding safe and positive as patients and families move through therapies.  

    Jennifer earned a bachelor's degree in health science studies from Boise State University where she was also a member of the Broncos' NCAA Division I women’s golf team. She earned a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Idaho State University.

    Jennifer holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She was a significant contributor in developing St. Luke’s Children’s outpatient feeding program.   

    In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters. 

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  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

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    Holly Hubbard, PT, DPT enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities and has training in reflex integration, toe walking, pediatric gait, and wheelchair seating and mobility. She enjoys the challenges of her job and helping kids play and reach their potential. 

    Holly earned her bachelor's degree in health science from Boise State University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Eastern Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. 

    Favorite Therapy Toy: the bolster swing.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

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    Anne Kuhlmeier, MA, CCC/SLP, ATP earned her master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado and obtained her clinical competency certification in speech/language pathology, assistive technology professional certification from RESNA, and completed specialized training from CASANA on childhood apraxia of speech.

    In her free time, Anne enjoys skiing, hiking, sewing, and cooking.

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  • Pediatric Behavioral Health

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    Kerry Leavell, LCPC, MT-BC has special training in use of creative arts therapies, including music therapy, with individuals of all cognitive ability levels. She has particular interest in ADHD (and its unique presentation in girls), autism, and mood/anxiety disorders. Kerry adapts her therapy approach to accommodate each individual's learning needs and works particularly well with preschool-age patients. She is committed to ensuring parents have the education and resources they need to support their child's progress.

    Kerry believes that every person has strength and ability that they may or may not have the ability to access. She loves helping her patients find and amplify these strengths so they can be confident in their uniqueness, regardless of diagnosis. She is passionate about inclusivity and truly enjoys building relationships with patients and their families.

    Kerry earned her bachelor's degree in music performance at Wheaton College and her master's degree in expressive therapies and mental health counseling at Lesley University.

    Growing up, Kerry lived in many different parts of the country as part of a US Navy family. Today, she enjoys exploring Idaho with her dog and supporting the children's programming at her church.

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  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy
  • Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

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    Trisha McGough, MS, CCC-SLP earned her bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology and audiology and her master's degree in speech-language pathology, both from Idaho State University. She completed her clinical fellowship with St. Luke's Elks Children's Rehabilitation in Nampa. She has a special interest in orofacial myofunctional therapy.

    In her free time, Trisha enjoys weight lifting, dance, cooking, and spending time with her family.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Speech Therapy

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  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

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    Mike Wagner, MS, OTR/L works with children with global developmental delays, sensory processing difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, visual processing deficits, and neurologic and motor impairments. He also has experience assessing functional movement.

    Mike is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential. He is driven to provide client-centered care that leads to success not only in therapy, but at home and in the community as well. Mike has developed his skill set in the outpatient setting working with a variety of individuals across the lifespan. He enjoys the challenge of finding fun and creative ways to connect therapeutic principles and activities to what motivates his patients most.

    Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Mary. He also holds a Certified Special Population Specialist Certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike is driven to combine his background in exercise and fitness with his background in occupational therapy to help his patients reach their full potential in all areas of life.

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    Accepting new patients

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