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Enhanced Health Services

We know often times families struggle to coordinate services across different specialties and locations. Before Game Changer’s start, schedule limitations forced families to make hard choices between multiple equally important services.

Enhanced Health Services (EHS) is a term Game Changer uses to refer to Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy (ST) and Physical Therapy (PT).

Game Changer offers each of these services as a single service option for clients who meet medical necessity criteria for specifically requested or recommended EHS Services. These services can also be utilized as a combination approach to providing a team-based intervention for our clients. Children don’t like to just sit in therapy, so Game Changer therapists strive to make therapy sessions feel like play for our clients.

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Occupational Therapy:

Helps children/teens gain independence while also strengthening the development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that children need to function and socialize. At Game Changer our Occupational Therapists are working with children trying to determine where delays or limitations are coming from, especially in the areas of fine motor skills, cognitive skills, social development, and establishing self-care routines. Together, these skills lead to children being able to grow into healthy, well-functioning adults.

Speech-Language Pathologists:

Work to help children communicate effectively by assisting with the improvement of their verbal and non-verbal language skills. They also help with things like feeding and swallowing abilities. Game Changer Speech Therapists focus on improving three areas of communication- Speech, Receptive Language, Expressive Language.

  • When Game Changer Speech Therapists work on speech, the goal is to improve articulation, decrease stuttering (disfluency), or treat voice disorders.
  • When Game Changer Speech Therapists work to improve receptive language, they are helping to process and understand the information they receive from others.
  • When Game Changer therapists work on expressive language, they are helping clients learn how to produce words and combine words into phrases and sentences to outwardly communicate their wants and needs and share information.

Every child we see for speech therapy is different Once our staff completes an initial assessment, the speech-language pathologist will determine the best course of action. Interventions vary depending on what communication or feeding/swallowing goals will be targeted.

Speech-language pathologists strive to make every therapy session feel like play, especially for their youngest clients!

Physical Therapy:

They see children for a variety of different reasons, including bone/muscle issues, sports-related injuries, or genetic, brain, spine, or nerve disorders. Game Changer Physical Therapists help clients to improve range of motion (ROM), strength, flexibility, and movement patterns. They want to help children move their bodies how and when they want to the best of their abilities. Game Changer Physical therapists help make everyday activities easier for kids. Our physical therapy staff helps to engage kids with fun, age-appropriate games and activities to keep them motivated and happy. PT’s help improve gross motor skills by encouraging kids to do things like:

  • Play on large exercise balls to build strength
  • Run/hop around to improve their coordination
  • Balance on a balance beam
  • Stand on one foot

PTs can help kids with many issues, including:

  • Recovery from sports- and non-sports-related injuries
  • Delays in development, such as a child who should be walking
  • Not hitting the milestones for their age
  • Muscle weakness or imbalances
  • Poor coordination and/or motor planning – which is the ability to think of and carry out a motor act, such as writing with a pencil
  • Nerve/muscle conditions, such as cerebral palsy

Our programs give families the option to include Occupational Therapy , Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Respite/ CLS Services and ABA therapy together in one clinical setting. We can create schedules with consistent start and end times. This makes service collaboration and multi discipline programs more manageable for families. Families also have peace of mind knowing their loved one will benefit from a multidiscipline approach in a team-based environment they will love.

We focus those goals on attaining everyday life skills and independence. We build a plan that will grow with your child so that you see ongoing, positive change.

Meet Our EHS Team

John Wegener

John Wegener
EHS Director

“I love being able to be a small part of changing someone’s life. That is something that you could never put a price on.”

Chris Volk

EHS Supervisor

“Being a small part of a big change is the real game changer for me.”

Stacy Tucker

Occupational Therapist Clinical Advisor

“I love the creative and therapeutic freedom I have as an occupational therapist at Game Changer. I feel that freedom has allowed me to create treatment plans specific to each kiddo’s individual needs so they can succeed.”

Lindsay LaBelle

Lindsay Labelle
Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Advisor

“I love the fun and engaging atmosphere at Game Changer. Our clients look forward to coming to their therapy sessions because we are able to provide therapy in an environment that is always exciting for kids.”

Micaela McCallum

Micaela McCallum- Speech Therapist
Speech-Language Pathologist

“I love being a speech therapist at Game Changer, not only because of the collaborative, positive atmosphere I get to experience as an employee, but also because as a company we implement functional, motivating treatment that sets our kiddos up for success outside of the clinic.”

Raven Gilbert-Quispe-Quea

Speech-Language Pathologist

“I love working with Game Changer because it fosters a place for kids to grow their communication skills in a play-based therapy structure and gives me the creative freedom to grow as a clinician.”

Brooke Smith

Speech-Language Pathologist

“It is such a joy working with the kids and families at Game Changer. I love getting to provide speech therapy to my clients through play. Seeing their skills improve through ways that are enjoyable to them is the best feeling!”

Olivia Pyorala

Speech-Language Pathologist

“I love how Game Changers has been endlessly committed to impacting the lives of kids, families, and their team. I feel so lucky to be a speech therapist here.”

Melissa Kleinfeld

Melissa Klienfield
Speech-Language Pathologist

“Team collaboration, that’s the Game Changer difference. Members from each department are always more than willing to work together for each child we serve.”

Dominique Sulla

Dominique Sulla
Speech-Language Pathologist

“I like how therapy at Game Changer is based on the foundation of play. The clients are more engaged in the treatment activities when they are having fun. It’s a win-win situation for both the clients and the clinicians.”

Darlene Matlock

Speech-Language Pathologist

“Game Changers is an amazing facility. I enjoy working with the variety of patients.”

Stephanie Wise

Occupational Therapist

“Our therapy team at Game Changer can’t be beat, every staff member is a true team player, working together to provide the best services possible for our client’s and families. I am proud to be a part of the Game Changer team.”

Rachel Nikolai

Rachel N
Occupational Therapist

“Something I value most about the skilled therapies provided at Game Changer is that each client is provided with an evidence-based treatment plan that is specific to their needs. Every client is unique; the staff at Game Changer use these differences to help clients reach their highest potential.”

Eric Klingenberg

Occupational Therapist

“It is so rewarding to work with an individual and be the positive impact that can change their life for the better.”

Kyle Kaufmann

Occupational Therapist

“Game changer implements a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to ensure all treatment plans are individualized with the end goal of improving the quality of life every client and family we serve.”

Olivia Williams

Occupational Therapist

“Game Changer offers an endlessly uplifting and positive therapeutic environment! I am grateful to be a part of a team where the unified goal of all staff members is focused on empowering every client we serve to reach their highest potential through the power of play-based, individualized therapy.”

Taylor Rasmussen

Occupational Therapist

“I have longed to find a job that I love and I can honestly say working for Game Changers is nothing shy of that. It is so rewarding implementing individualized services along side such a great team of professionals in order to promote client success rate.”

Dominick Tyll

Physical Therapist

“As a physical therapist, I find working at Game Changer Therapy Services to be a fun, creative, and rewarding career. I love that I am able to provide therapy to kids in such an engaging and creative way. Our play-based therapy services have been found to not only be greatly beneficial, but also exciting and something that many kids look forward to participating in due to our amazing benefits that our staff and facility have to offer.”

Emily Mason

Game Changers aligns with my values as a therapist. I love the therapeutic freedom that having a play-based approach allows. This is truly specialized treatment, as every child’s needs are so different and play activities need to be adapted accordingly. I’ve seen so much progress with our kiddos because nothing is more meaningful to a child than quality play time!”

Marisa Martlock

My favorite part about working at Game Changers is the engaging and collaborative environment. Being able to work directly with other disciplines helps each child reach their full potential and facilitates the overall growth and development of each child!”

Paige Natke

“The most fulfilling part is watching children make gains towards functional development, and knowing that WE helped them make those achievements. As a recent graduate, Game Changer has been an imperative part to my knowledge attainment and professional development.”