Our therapists hold a variety of certifications, depending on their areas of interest and specialty. Some of these certifications include sensory integration (including certifications in Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests), Therapeutic Listening, PROMPT, The Alert Program (How Does Your Engine Run?), Beckman Oral Motor Training, DIR®/Floortime™, It Takes Two to Talk®, Myofascial Release, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Our therapists are constantly adding new techniques and certifications to better address your child's needs.
Experience leads us to believe that parents have the power to impact the most significant change in their kids. Our focus includes the idea that we don't just work with children; we work with families. We are firmly convinced that parent involvement and education is an important key to progress. Our goal is to ensure that caregivers are active participants in the planning and implementation of therapy.
Our goals are determined by what is important to each individual child and to their parents. We try to look at the questions: "What skill or skills will have the most significant impact on this child? What skills will more significantly impact this child's family unit?" The answers provide direction, helping to plot the course towards greater independence.
It can feel like a full-time job to work on acquiring or restoring difficult skills; we believe that it is our job to make sure your kids don't feel like they have one! We use toys, movement, music, and whatever incentives work to motivate kids to give their best so they can be the best.
Excellence in care is our standard: from the first phone call to the initial evaluation; from treatment to filing insurance claims; from parent education to discharge planning. We strive to ensure that each family's experience is exceptional and personalized to their specific needs.
It is our pleasure and desire to work together as a team, with parents and other service providers, to give kids the most effective treatment possible. We provide speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy at our clinic to provide continuity of care. If possible and appropriate, we provide co-treatments between disciplines and/or back-to-back sessions to simplify your family's life.
Our clinic values are established from our personal values. As owners of this clinic, it is our faith that forms the foundation for the decisions we make, the way we aspire to conduct business, and our desire to strive for excellence in all we do.
"I wanted to give you an update on Sarah! First of all, we are SO BLESSED with her progress! Her teacher told me the other day she needs to remind Sarah to be quite during work!! She's doing great overall! I keep thinking back to when she was 8 or so weeks old not knowing what the future held! (and yes, I cried when her teacher told me she was talking a ton and a social butterfly!) Every chance I had I'd move my tongue all around for her, tell her everything I was doing (I still get stares in the stores for doing it) and do the facial exercises. And here she is 4 years later writing her name, drawing...
Before starting therapy my child...
"Would have 4-6 "meltdowns" per week that involved crying, screaming, kicking and would last anywhere from 2-4 hours. She also struggled with knowing how to self-regulate when she was over or under stimulated. She had a hard time focusing in school and knowing how to appropriately interact with peers her own age. It was very common for her to end up crying and state she had no friends and they hated her." Now my child...
"every milestone for every child matters"
All For Kids is a pediatric therapy clinic located in Anchorage, Alaska. We offer Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy services for children. Our therapists are dedicated to providing children, families, and physicians with the highest quality services available.
All For Kids Pediatric Therapy, LLC is the vision of two friends and therapists, Erin Cowell (an Occupational Therapist) and Tracey Keaton (a Speech Therapist). It was born from the desire to simplify the lives of families, especially those with children receiving more than one service, and is founded on the principle that whatever is best for the child should be the most important consideration. Together, Erin and Tracey launched the company in September of 2005.
The owners have carefully recruited therapists and staff members who demonstrate an innate ability to work effectively with children, from infancy to adolescence. Growing steadily since 2005, All For Kids has developed a reputation for responsiveness and professionalism and strives to coordinate efforts in order to provide cohesive services.
Both Erin and Tracey are mothers, so there is a true appreciation for the juggling act that parents of special needs children face day-to-day. The clinic tries to be as flexible and accommodating to parents as possible. All For Kids, from the beginning, has been a Medicaid Provider and makes every effort to work with families to assist them in getting the financial assistance they need.
Today, All For Kids is continually adding auxiliary services such as Aquatic Therapy, DIR® /Floor time™, Therapeutic Listening, and other innovative approaches to rehabilitative treatment. We are also dedicated to the continued education of our skilled staff of occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists and committed to pursuing therapist who will add to the experience and treatment styles offered at our clinic.
All for Kids Pediatric Therapy is designed with the child and the family in mind. We address your child’s global therapy needs while they are enjoying what they do best: playing. For the child, his or her therapy sessions are fun—not a series of rote activities, maximizing each child’s motivation and participation in the therapeutic process.
All for Kids takes great pride in not only the success of the children who began with us but also the many staff members and volunteers who have also celebrated over a decade of service to our vast community.