Bismarck Office Coming Soon

As residents of the Fargo-Moorhead area have seen, our Fargo facility is currently undergoing a major expansion.  This project should be completed in late fall and will better allow us to serve clients with expanded treatment areas.  Our sister company, Early Intervention Partners, will be moved on site as well. 

Along with the changes in Fargo, we are also excited to announce that we will be opening a facility in Bismarck in August, 2013.  Pediatric Therapy Partners will be located at 4501 Coleman Street North - Suite #103 Bismarck, North Dakota 58503.  The telephone number for this location is 701-751-6336. Our facility will provide Occupational, Physical, and Speech-Language Therapy for the pediatric population.  Services will be provided in our facility, home environments and daycares.  Therapy offered outside of a clinical setting is something that will be new to the Bismarck-Mandan area and we hope this will make therapy decisions much easier for families. 

Pediatric Therapy Partners has over 30 therapists in physical, occupational and speech therapy who work with infants and children through adolescents. We provide therapy services both in the home and in our pediatric therapy clinic located in south Fargo. Our therapists have experience in numerous areas of pediatric care, including inpatient/outpatient care, PICU, NICU, Early Intervention, and school settings.  Our therapists believe in providing services in the child’s most natural environment whenever possible.

Pediatric Therapy Partners was founded in 2005 to fill a need in the community for quality, coordinated, home-based therapy services for special needs children in the Fargo-Moorhead area. While keeping an emphasis on high quality care, Pediatric Therapy Partners has grown to become the largest provider of pediatric therapy services in the region. As well as providing outpatient therapy services, other programming is available to meet more specific needs that your child may have.

With these expansions, Pediatric Therapy Partners continues to reach further to help your child laugh, love, and live life to its fullest!

Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month

Join others this July in spreading the word about National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month.

 Children born with cleft lip, cleft palate or craniofacial disorders encounter health conditions that affect both structure and function of a their head and face (CDC). Each year, numerous infants are born with a cleft lip.  Many are born with a cleft palate as well. 

 According to the Cleft Palate Foundation, a cleft lip is a separation of the two sides of a lip, whereas a cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth in which two sides did not fuse during development. These congenital defects occur very early in pregnancy, often due to genetics and environmental factors.

Treatments vary depending on the severity of the defect. Frequently, a team of medical, surgical, dental and other health professionals work to ensure all developmental and medical needs are met. Additional support services such as speech therapy may be beneficial.  Speech therapists at Pediatric Therapy Partners, for example, may practice oral-motor skills, feeding, language skills, and other rehabilitation services that can help support a child’s plan for short-term or long-term goals.  

 Janette Venaas-Gilbraith, Speech Coordinator and owner at Pediatric Therapy Partners, explains how therapy can improve skills throughout a child’s life.

 “It is essential for children with repaired clefts to initiate direct speech and language services to increase the child's sensation where the clefts have been repaired to increase blood flow, feeling, and movement. The earlier the child initiates therapy for the repaired cleft areas and for craniofacial anomalies the better the outcomes for the child has to improve his speech, language, and feeding skills,” Janette said.

The Speech-Language staff at Pediatric Therapy Partners has been trained in specific strategies to better the child's outcomes with clefts and craniofacial anomalies.  If you have concerns about your child, please call or visit our website at for more information.