Pediatric Developmental Therapy (PDT) was founded by Haden Boliek with a mission focused on providing quality speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy to children. As part of our mission, Haden here provides tools and strategies to help therapists and parents to develop and carry over therapy principles to the home.
Practice Pointers about Apraxia vs. Phonological Disorder: Tips for identifying Similarities and Differences
In this Episode of the Working Therapist Podcast, Haden Boliek, Speech Therapist, and Kjirsti Myles, Physical Therapist, use their more than three decades of combined experience to discuss characteristics of Apraxia of Speech and Phonological Processing disorders. The Podcast also dives into these diagnoses and the team analyzes how each can be very different. The episode also focuses on practical practice tips for speech therapists to help distinguish between the two different disorders.
Back-To-School: Therapeutic Considerations for Backpacks Wear
In this episode Haden and Kjirsti discuss back-to-school and considerations for weight, size and packing of a backpack. Additionally, they share some of their insight into IEP accommodations for patients and backpack wear.
Ear Infections: Strategies for Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapists
In this episode, Haden Boliek, speech therapist, and Kjirsti Myles, physical therapist, review the signs and symptoms of chronic Otitis Media (Ear Infections).They give an experienced discussion of the impact on development, and provide a list of "red flags" that the speech/language, occupational and physical therapist can look for and use to determine when a a referral to the child's physician and/or Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician would be appropriate.
Questions Leaders Should Ask Prospective Therapists in a Job Interview
After 23 years of interviewing speech, occupational and physical therapists, Haden Boliek, speech therapist, delivers some ideas on questions to ask prospective therapists. The interview questions she asks prospective team members are designed to inform the therapists as to the work ahead and making sure the position is a good fit for everyone. This edition has good information for the interviewer as well as the new therapist entering the job market.
NEW TELETHERAPY for CHILDREN: Tips and Strategies for Professionals
Haden Boliek, speech therapist, and Kjirsti Myles, physical therapist, offer tips and strategies to therapists meeting the needs of the pediatric population receiving teletherapy for speech, physical and occupational therapy. Many therapists pivoted following the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which produced federal legislation that made teletherapy available to clients. After a couple of months experiencing the change, Haden and Kjirsti offer some ideas they've learned in the process.
Clinic Practice in the age of COVID-19 Tips for Serving Children with Critical Therapy Needs
In this episode, Haden Boliek, Speech Therapist, and Kjirsti Myles, Physical Therapist, talk about the challenges and solutions to meeting the needs of children during the COVID-19 Pandemic. They share their experience operating the business of a developmental therapy practice and adjusting to the changing environment faced by therapists on the frontline.