Pediatric Therapy Services Available to Lansing-Area Families
OKEMOS, Mich. — As students return to school this week, Lansing-area children needing extra help will now have access to a new therapy resource. Children's Therapy Corner – known for its exceptional therapy programs for children throughout the state – has opened its third Michigan location, in Okemos.
Lansing-area families now have access to the rehabilitation and therapeutic services that CTC has provided to children birth through school age in other parts of Michigan since 1997.
Services at the Okemos CTC facility, 2378 Woodlake Drive, Suite 280, include speech-language pathology, and physical and occupational therapy.
CTC specializes in quality therapeutic services for children with physical, sensory, cognitive and communication needs. It employs a multi-disciplinary team approach to collaborate on effective therapeutic care plans. This approach has proven especially effective in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). CTC is recognized as an in-network/preferred provider of autism therapeutic services for all major insurance companies.
"As at all CTC locations, our ultimate goal is to empower families to truly understand their child's needs and to be able to advocate for their child in all situations," said CTC Okemos Director Matthew Bartels. "The therapeutic processes we teach kids here, we also teach the parents because what they learn here must carry over to their lives at home, at school and in the community. Parent education is a top priority here."
CTC owner and Executive Director Janet Ringle-Bartels started Children's Therapy Corner in 1997 in Midland after working as a Speech and Language Pathologist in a traumatic brain injury clinic for many years. After outgrowing its original location, CTC Midland now operates in a state-of-the-art, 8,000-square-foot therapy center just off U.S. 10, at 1525 Ridgewood Drive.
CTC Traverse City, 808 S. Garfield Ave., opened in 2006. The Traverse City facility recently broke ground for a new building designed to meet the therapeutic needs of northern Michigan children.