The following is a list of West Michigan therapy providers who are collaborating with Family Hope Foundation to provide therapy to our scholarship recipients. Each provider meets our Provider Guidelines and signs a Community Partnership Agreement with Family Hope Foundation for delivery of service to our families.
1 Plus 1 Therapy, LLC
1 Plus 1 Therapy centers around an intensive model of physical therapy usually consisting of 1-3 hours of therapy a day for 3-4 weeks, focused on specific goals for strength and mobility. These intensive sessions are typically repeated 2-3 times per year, with education given to the family to continue specific activites between sessions. We use specialized equipment such as the "spider cage" bungee system and the Therasuit, along with biofeedback and NMES, to maximize gains and to help your child become as independent as possible.
Adelia Van Meter, M.S., CCC-SLP
Assessment and intervention for children with speech production, language, literacy and social communication disorders. Ms. Van Meter has vast clinical and research experience in the areas of language development, dyslexia, dysgraphia and autism, as well as advanced training in the DIR Floortime Approach.
Bay Cliff Health Camp
Bay Cliff Health Camp is a seven-week, summer therapy camp session serving children with orthopedic, speech, hearing, and vision disabilities. The children work towards goals of increased independence through physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy. In this therapy-rich environment, they learn to believe in themselves, strive for fuller lives, and realize their dreams.
Behavior Analysts of West Michigan, LLC
BAWMI is a center that focuses on providing ABA therapy in a setting where the program is coordinated with peers that are typically developing. Collaboration with regular preschool classes along with school-age children is a daily occurance. ABA therapy focuses on behaviors and how to increase or decrease them through modifications of the environment. The learner knows best.
BRAINS is an assessment and treatment center. We provide multiple services at each of our location to improve the convenience, quality, and coordination of care for clients. Located in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven, BRAINS has gained a reputation for providing excellent care, serving families throughout the state of Michigan and beyond. BRAINS offers both comprehensive assessment and integrated treatment. We have a professional team of psychologists, counselors, and therapists that specialize in working with children and adolescence, adults, and the family system. We provide services for many areas including psychological assessment and treatment, behavioral therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and Feldenkrais (ABM), to name a few. For more information about our services visit our website at www.brainspotential.com.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Cadence Equestrian, LLC
Therapeutic Horseback riding by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Path Certified Instructor. Cadence Equestrian LLC is a private boarding and training facility focusing on dressage, eventing, hunter jumper, and horsemanship principles. We believe in a family friendly environment, and sharing the passion we have with people of all ages and abilities. We operate out of brand new, 100% accessible facilities. Cadence offers lessons, camps, and shows to all our clients at affordable rates.
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
The Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center offers therapeutic horseback riding lessons to individuals of all ages with physical, emotional or cognitive challenges. These lessons provide healthy exercise to individuals with special learning needs by allowing them to participate in the sport of horseback riding in a success-oriented environment. Additionally, Cheff Therapy Services offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech language Pathology, specializing in hippotherapy. In hippotherapy the horse is used as a unique treatment intervention in conjunction with traditional therapies. All these measurable therapeutic benefits come without the rider even being aware of being in therapy!
Comprehensive Therapy Center
Our staff of therapists, counselors and teachers offers private therapy sessions, tutoring, and workshops to improve independence. Speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and teachers give your child the individual attention that encourages growth. Speech-language therapy can help with communication and language disorders, articulation, auditory processing, fluency, voice, hearing impairments, and development of nonverbal skills. Occupational therapy improves activities of daily living by addressing sensory disorders, sensory integration, core strength, and fine and gross motor skills. Social work and psychology can help children and adults adapt to life situations.
Complete educational testing including ADD/ADHD evaluations are available. Achievement and ability evaluations are available for clients of all ages. Diagnostic, treatment and prevention services are available.
Since 1982, our Therapy and Fun summer clinic for young children with special needs has insured year-round learning and progress. The clinic runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings throughout the summer. Speech-language, motor and sensory therapies are integrated for maximum progress. A sliding fee based on household income is offered to families when insurance will not cover therapy provided. Enrollment begins in April. Weekly Parent/Family Workshops offer support, respite and education to family members.
During the school year, our therapists deliver special education services to more than 300 students across West Michigan.
Conductive Learning Center
Conductive Education - A dynamic learning system that maximizes the independence and mobility of children with cerebral palsy, Spina bifida, and other neuro-motor disorders. Programs for children birth to age 26 are available and meet from 3-5 hours per day, 5 days a week in 4 week sessions. All aspects of development are addressed including fine and gross motor, communication, social and life skills. For infant and toddler age children, the program includes participation by the parent or caregiver. The initial four week trial session is offered at no cost to families whose child is new to the program and qualifies for admission. Applications for new and returning students can be found on the website. Once the application is reviewed you will be asked to bring your child for a personal assessment or send a video of your child if you are out of the area.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services offers one-on-one or family sign language therapy in order for the deaf child and the family to communicate with each other more efficiently; consulting sessions with the family; and peer role models for the child to interact with to improve social and language skills.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Developmental Enhancement, PLC
Developmental Enhancement provides specialized psychological and behavioral services for children and adolescents, with offices in Jenison and Holland. Our goal is to help ALL children reach their full potential. Our highly trained psychologists, social workers, and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) provide a wide range of services to address neurodevelopmental, emotional, behavioral, learning and family issues. Our comprehensive evaluations focus on understanding “the whole child” in addition to providing accurate diagnoses. We have a wide variety of individual, family and group therapies to address all types of problems children experience. Particular areas of specialization include neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, intellectual and learning disorders, developmental delay), attachment and adoption-related issues, trauma, grief/loss, and emotional/behavioral problems. We also provide intensive early intervention for young children with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis. Being located in the same offices as The Center for Childhood Development allows us to offer multidisciplinary assessment and collaborative treatment with occupational, speech language and physical therapy.
Easter Seals – West Michigan Therapy Center
Easter Seals provides a variety of early intervention therapeutic services for children with autism, speech and language delays, emotional, motor and social skill issues as well as sensory integration therapies. We also offer a feeding clinic and therapeutic riding as well as summer camps and Super Saturday respite.
EnCourage Institute for Teaching and Learning, LLC
EnCourage Institute for Teaching and Learning provides Educational Therapy and Developmental Therapy for students with special needs. EnCourage Institute is an educational services company offering Educational Therapy for students with reading, writing and math difficulties. Educational Therapy is a whole-child intervention and includes neuropsychology-based academic interventions integrated with therapies to address processing difficulties and social-emotional needs related to school and learning. Our programs include private interventions, summer clinics, high school credit recovery and Cogmed Working Memory training. EnCourage also offers DIR/Floortime-based Developmental Therapy and social groups for children (ages birth through 18 years) with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other developmental delays. We are a Licensed Agency for The P.L.A.Y. Project™.
Families Forever Counseling
Trauma-focused therapy for adopted children and children in the foster care system.
Family Tree Therapies
Developmental therapies that support the whole child and their family, including speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, parent coaching, naturopathic care and psychology support services. All therapists are highly trained in a range of innovative, research-based treatments including: Floortime (R) DIR method, PROMPT, Lindamood Bell learning therapies for academic support, Masgutova method for reflex integration, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Talk Tools and Facilitated Communication. We support children from birth to 18 and address diagnoses such as: ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dysphagia (feeding issues), Expressive and Receptive Language disorders, Apraxia/Dyspraxia, and Down Syndrome. We are highly trained in the use of Alternative/Augmentative Communication devices and technology. Please see our website for free workshops, up to date blogs, parent support seminars and sibling groups!
Franciscan Life Process Center
Provides Music Therapy and Counseling services. Music Therapy – the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. It is an effective and valid treatment for persons who have psychosocial, affective, cognitive and communicative needs. Music therapy sessions include the use of active music making, music listening, and discussion. Counseling: Therapeutic verbal counseling for persons of all ages, crisis intervention and consultation.
Geib Movement and Wellness, LLC
Geib Movement and Wellness offers the Anat Baniel Method of Feldenkrais to clients. This technique uses gentle touch to engage the brain and help children become aware of themselves, resulting in improved movement and overall functioning. Children with special needs improve their ability to move – roll, crawl, walk – sit, think, feel, and engage – conversation and play – in their world in a meaningful way.
Hope Network – The Center for Autism
The Center for Autism is an outpatient facility dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other related developmental disorders. Hope Network offers Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) therapy, additional evidence-based Applied Behavioral Analysis services, neuropsychological evaluation, and speech therapy. Once a child is diagnosed, our clinical team works together with the family to develop a treatment plan that best meets the child’s needs.
Horizons Developmental Resource Center
Family-Focused Developmental Treatment for Communication, Social, Learning, and Behavioral Challenges – Our multidisciplinary team of psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, family consultants, and educators specializes in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and many more. We utilize innovative research-based approaches to support the development of individuals from infancy through young adulthood.
Horseback Riding for the Mind, Body & Soul
Horseback Riding for the Mind, Body & Soul is an outreach to those in the community where horses are used to develop strength, confidence, self-worth, social skills, and for the pure enjoyment of partnership with a horse. Amy Stewart has been working with students at her home for the past nine years. Her passion for Therapeutic Horsemanship Riding, horses and people has led her to achieving her PATH certification – (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship)
Holland, MI 49424
Kalamazoo Speech Associates
Kalamazoo Speech Associates provides speech-language therapy to children of all ages. Our therapy sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs of each child. A variety of treatment techniques are used to help children improve their communication abilities and we are committed to helping our clients reach their full potential. We offer treatment for a wide variety of diagnoses, disorders and delays, including: receptive and expressive language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Down syndrome, and stuttering. Therapists at KSA have received specialized training that qualifies them to offer therapy utilizing the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) program and treatment of myofunctional disorders (reverse swallow/tongue thrust).
Karin's Horse Connection
Karin's Horse Connection is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides equine centered therapeutic programs open to people of all ages and abilities - everyone is welcome! Our passion is to see other people fall in love with our horses and find the healing and joy found in a human-horse connection. Many of our instructors are PATH International(Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) certified and have years of experience working with children, youth, and adults. We have many very well-trained ponies and horses that love people, and who are used to working with whatever special needs are required.
Kristen Kimm, LMSW
Kristen Kimm provides outpatient mental health counseling for adoptive families who are experiencing difficulties with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Attachment based therapies focus on repairing and strengthening the parent/child bond so that any underlying trauma can be resolved and healthier relationships can be formed.
Ruth Kohley, LMSW, ACSW
Ruth focuses on providing family and individual based post-adoption psychotherapy services for trauma and attachment disorders. She uses a multi-modality approach including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Theraplay, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Neurofeedback.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitative Hospital
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition Services, Augmentative Communication/Assistive Technology, Wheelchair Fits, Orthotics/Motion Analysis, and Feeding Therapy
Monarch Music, LLC
Music therapy is a therapy in which music is used to strengthen and support the client's social, emotional, cognitive and motor development. It is an interactive therapy in which the client participates in the music by singing, playing instruments, moving and listening to music and is then motivated to go beyond her current level of functioning and transfer those skills acquired into the world outside of music therapy.
Natural Choice Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
Natural Choice Chiropractic & Massage Therapy offers the best in chiropractic, massage therapy and acupuncture (Family Hope Foundation scholarships available for massage therapy only). Since 2002 we have been delivering exceptional care to people of all walks of life beginning from newborns to seniors. Our reputable team of health professionals are certified and licensed with many years of experience providing safe, gentle and affordable care in a state of the art facility. In addition, most insurance plans are accepted.
North Ottawa Community Hospital powered by Generation Care
North Ottawa Pediatric Rehab offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for a wide spectrum of diagnoses. We offer customized sessions that are fun, intensive, and evidence based in order to meet your child’s needs. Sessions include 1:1 treatment, parent education, and team collaboration (OT, PT, ST) if needed. Here are some of our areas of specialty:
Speech-Language Pathology-Oral Motor (coordination, range of motion, weakness) -Dysphagia (aspiration risk, modified diet)-Expressive Language (speech delay, articulation, fluency, voice, social skills)-Receptive Language (following directions, emergent literacy, reading comprehension) -Cogntive Processing (memory, attention, executive function, post-concussion, and TBI recovery)
Occupational Therapy-Feeding (picky eating) -School Readiness (hand writing, fine motor deficits)-Sensory Processing -Vision (oculomotor, visual perceptual, post-concussion)-Activities of Daily Living-Splinting-Neuromotor Impairment (tone management, upper extremity coordination/strengthening, UE orthotic assessment, post-concussion, and TBI recovery)
Physical Therapy-Neuromotor Impairment (tone management, lower extremity, trunk coordination, strengthening, TBI recovery)-Impaired Early Motor Development -Torticollis and Plagiocephaly-Orthotic Assessment (AFO/SMO, postural and torso, alignment system, helmet, knee immobilizer) -Gait and Mobility -Aquatic Therapy -DME (walker, stroller, gait trainer) -Orthopedic Conditions (orthopedic injury, postural deficits, post-concussion)
NovaCare Kids Pediatric Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy Plus, PLLC
Occupational Therapy Plus, PLLC is a unique clinic offering a comprehensive occupational therapy program in the community, at school, home, or clinic, fostering hope, development, and success at every stage of life. The individualized evaluation and treatment programs offer specialized services in Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting Without Tears, Sensory Oral Sequential Feeding Intervention, splinting and serial casting. Family communication and additional provider collaborations are exercised to connect families to resources and support. Additional life skills services and training is provided for those young adults and adolescents transitioning to college, out of the family home, or to a job. Home modification consultative services are provided for children and young adults needing home or community integration accommodations. On site, the facility is a nationally registered evaluation site for Amtyrkes, which is adaptive bikes allowing the success of every child and adult to ride a bike. Lastly, Occupational Therapy Plus, PLLC offers occupational therapy services at the Cheff Center for Therapeutic Riding, formerly Hippotherapy and recently changing to Equine Assisted Movement Therapy, for those individuals needing an alternative and intense therapy session to develop motor, social, and sensory skills.
Paper Plane Therapies
Psycholinguistic Services, Marge Penning, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
I work with persons of all ages who have difficulty in the areas of speech sound production, vocabulary, language, reading decoding, reading comprehension, reading fluency, verbal communication, verbal fluency and vocal production. I encourage parents to participate in treatment through observations and homework assignments.
Renew Therapeutic Riding Center
Therapeutic horsemanship lessons provided by PATH Intl. Certified Instructors. The mission of Renew Therapeutic Riding Center is to enhance the well-being of individuals in our community through the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of therapeutic horsemanship. We provide lessons in either a private or a group setting, and provide trained volunteers to ensure safety and promote learning. Our goal is to build life skills while developing riding skills and promoting independence for our students.
Sensory Systems Clinic West, PLC
Comprehensive evaluation and research based, client-centered occupational therapy using highly motivating activities in a sensory gym utilizing suspended equipment. Treatment is provided for children and adults that may have difficulty with attention/focus, learning/handwriting, anger, socialization, attachment, coordination, feeding/eating, balance, self-concept and those who have a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, LD, ADHD, and other difficulties with regulation and processing. Research based techniques provided include Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening, Handwriting without Tears, DIRFloortime, Interactive Metronome and Cranial Sacral Therapy.
Senses in Motion
Senses in Motion provides experiences of movement that rewire the neuromuscular system, connecting the brain and body for greater ease of movement and function. Rene’ Manker is a Physical Therapist, Anat Baniel Method(ABM) Practitioner and owner of Senses in Motion.
The technique that is primarily used for treatment is the Anat Baniel Method of Neuromovement, and is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais who developed the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education.
The focus of ABM is on education. It connects the body and brain through subtle, gentle movement experiences (movement lessons) that promote kinesthetic awareness of how to move. By helping a child sense how he is moving and by inviting him to experience small variations of that familiar movement, he learns new possibilities of movement that feel good and make sense to him resulting in better mobility, coordination, balance and function. ABM connects children and adults to their bodies to help them sense and organize themselves from the inside out rather than the outside in.
Each session is called a Movement Lesson because the emphasis is on learning rather than exercise. Each body part that is needed for the execution of a particular function that we are working on is “awakened” so that it can participate in the overall final goal or meaningful function. Children say it feels good, is easy, and fun!
I feel very privileged to be bale to collaborate with FHF !
For more information please visit www.sensesinmotion.net.
Sound Body, Sound Brain LLC
Sound Body, Sound Brain offers the following therapies: Feldenkrais, Acupressure, Craniosacral, Neurofeedback, & Listening Program Certified. Sound Body, Sound Brain: Somatic Education Center is and has been a leader in the West Michigan area for training and teaching how the Feldenkrais method can impact health and wellness through movement. We hold classes for Awareness through Movement for clients and over half our clients come seeking Functional Integration sessions, a unique form of intervention and education for better health. As an education-focused center, we see many self-pay clients for whom we provide a variety of educational and brain-body focused methods of learning and achieving healthy living. We also provide holistic physical therapy for those clients whose insurance company works with our practice (self-pay with a master bill).
South Shore Speech, LLC
South Shore Speech, LLC provides children with a unique, experience based, individualized speech and language treatment program designed to improve the child’s communication skills in the family, at school and in outside activities. We seek to help children talk, speak clearly, listen, understand and remember. South Shore Speech, LLC also provides parents and/or caregivers the opportunity to observe therapy and modeling of treatment techniques to be carried over into the home environment. Kathy Toth, owner of South Shore Speech, LLC, has over 25 years of experience evaluating and treating communication disorders. Kathy and her staff specialize in: Speech and Language delays, Verbal Apraxia and Motor Speech Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD), Stuttering and Fluency Disorders, and Myofunctional Disorders (Tongue Thrust).
Specialized Language Development Center helps individuals with dyslexia, learning differences, and other reading challenges to develop lifelong language skills through our multisensory program. We provide 1:1 tutoring for students of all ages through individualized lessons based on Orton-Gillingham methods for reading, writing and spelling. We also provide assessment, professional development and literacy workshops.
The Center for Childhood Development
Occupational therapy, speech therapy (and psychology through Developmental Enhancement) - The Center for Childhood Development specializes in clinical services to children with neurodevelopment disorders and their families. We provide multidisciplinary assessments, intervention, and consultation in the areas of occupational and speech therapy and psychology. Our staff has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents.
Vision and Sensory Center
Wise Move is a Feldenkrais Method Wellness Center located in West Michigan. We provide an alternative to Physical Therapy, and service people primarily in the Grand Haven area.