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New Clinic: Opening Soon!!

Center for Pediatric Therapies

Physical * Occupational * Speech

Telephone: (319) 483-1375  Fax: (319) 559-4245




Center for Pediatric Therapies - Red Entrance of Waverly Health Center

Taylor Therapy's Comprehensive Pediatric Team, composed of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, are specially trained in the field of pediatric therapy to utilize play in their sessions to promote skill and age-appropriate activities. The role of a pediatric therapist is to work with the child and their family to assist each child to reach their maximum potential, function independently, and to promote active participation at home, in school, and in the community!

The new clinic space includes a state-of-the-art sensory gym that allows the pediatric team to expand the diagnosis they are able to treat, as well as the resources they have to treat them! In addition to the extensive list of diagnoses the team was previously able to treat, all disciplines have completed Level 1 Star Institute for Sensory Process Training. This training, in addition to the large gym space with a rock wall, stairs, slide, monkey bars, trampoline, and multiple wings, will support the sensory needs of children and teens with diagnoses such as autism, sensory processing disorder, and attention deficit disorder. Discipline specific private treatment rooms provide dedicated space for children who may benefit from a calm, quiet, and focused environment. In addition, one treatment room is feeding focused, equipped with all of the resources to help your child develop normal and effective feeding patterns and behaviors in one convenient location!

Coordinating schedule for the pediatric population can be tricky; therefore, a front desk specialist will be dedicated solely to the pediatric clinic to ensure consistency in scheduling appointments, answering questions, and troubleshooting scheduling conflicts. With the pediatric clinic a short distance from the Red Entrance of the Waverly Health Center, as well as weather protection provided by the overhang, patients are able to access their appointments with strollers and wheelchairs with ease!

Please call Taylor Physical Therapy at Waverly Health Center, (319) 352-5644, to learn more about the new pediatric clinic, pediatric therapy services, or to schedule an evaluation with one of our passionate therapists today!


Pediatric Physical Therapists

Kristin Kahler, PT, DPT
Leah Thier, PT


Diagnoses Pediatric Physical Therapy Can Help With:

  • Limitations in range of motion, strength, and endurance
  • Toe walking
  • Down syndrome and muscular dystrophy
  • General orthopedic injuries, post-fracture care, and post-surgical care



Pediatric Occupational Therapists

Bailie Schipper, OTR/L
Lynda Bohlmann, OTR/L


Diagnoses a Pediatric Occupational Therapist Can Help With:

  • Age appropriate self-care: dressing/undressing, manipulating snaps, zippers and buttons, tying shoes, using utensils to self-feed, hand washing
  • Sensory processing disorders: sensitivity to bright lights, loud sounds, or textures
  • Upper extremity motion, strength and function
  • Hand-eye coordination skills: draw/copy simple shapes, cutting paper
  • Fine motor delays - finger feeding


Pediatric Speech Therapists

Julia Brewer, M.A, CCC-SLP
Cassidy Reams, M.A, CCC-SLP
Shae TeGrotenhuis, M.A, CCC-SLP
Kayla Berryman, M.A, CCC-SLP


Diagnoses a Pediatric Speech Therapist Can Help With:

  • Verbal Skills - properly producing sounds
  • Language comprehension and expression
  • Feeding and swallowing: difficulty swallowing, "picky" eating, difficult mealtime behaviors
  • Communication devices
  • Cochlear implants and Auditory Rehabilitation


Pediatric Support Group - Waverly Clinic

This support group provides a place for families of children with varying levels of specialized health care needs to meet, learn, support, share, and grow together. The goal is to provide a safe and open-minded environment where families feel comfortable to share their successes and disappointments.

Our meetings range from an open discussion format to having guest presenters in to discuss their areas of expertise in the care of children with special needs.

Anyone who is a family member or a care provider for a child with special health care needs is welcome.

For more information, call (319) 352-5644 and ask for Kristin.

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Support Group Meetings

We will be continuing to provide a mixed format for our meetings by combining in-person meetings and a virtual option for each meeting. If you have questions, please contact Kristin at: [email protected].

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Dates for 2023: January 3rd, April 4th, July 11th, October 3rd 


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