EVERY CHILD DESERVES TO LIVE

Life to the fullest

Kids in Motion fills a critical care gap in Whatcom County, providing affordable and accessible therapies to the kids who need them most.

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OUR MISSION

​The mission of Kids in Motion Therapy Clinic is to provide physical, occupational and speech therapy for the children of Whatcom County and surrounding areas who have neurodevelopmental disorders.

Kids in Motion Therapy Clinic is a 501(c)(3) organization offering home-based and clinic-based therapy services.

Therapy for kids

Major developmental milestones – like rolling, crawling and walking – have “windows of opportunity” that come and go very quickly. Meeting these windows is the only way to ensure all children grow to reach their fullest potential. At Kids In Motion, we get kids the therapies they need when they need them, regardless of their insurance.

We specialize in physical, occupational and speech therapies.

HELP KIDS

Get off waitlists

Each year, Kids In Motion serves dozens of children in Whatcom County who desperately need time-sensitive therapies. But there are still children falling through the cracks.

Currently there are extremely long waiting lists for children to receive these therapies in our area. Just for an initial evaluation, waitlist times range from 2-6 months. Getting a child on a provider’s caseload for treatment takes even longer.

No family should be forced to choose between driving hours for services, hoping they get through a waitlist before their child misses too many milestones, or going without treatment altogether.

Let’s work together to get these kids what they need.

HELP KIDS

Regardless of insurance

There are so many barriers to children receiving these therapies in Whatcom County. Waitlists are a big issue. So is insurance.

“We do not prioritize patients based upon the type of insurance that they have. Not all clinics do this. Ours is strictly a first-come, first-served. A majority of our clients are on state insurance. The reimbursement rate is very low.

For instance, state insurance does not fully cover our costs for speech therapy. With children, speech therapy is the highest need.”

The generosity of our donors offsets low reimbursement rates and allows us to serve these families.

– Julia Creech

CO-FOUNDER

HELP KIDS

Get the care they need

Meet Rocky

THE THERAPY DOG WHO INSPIRED IT ALL

Rocky was supposed to be trained as a Certified Assistance Dog for a person in a wheelchair. But he just couldn’t pass the final test. He was perfectly behaved inside the house, but outside, the overwhelming desire to chase sticks got the better of him every time.

Luckily for Rocky, his owner – Kids In Motion Co-Founder, Julia Creech – isn’t one to give up, especially not on someone with such spirit! They switched gears and began working on Rocky’s therapy dog certification.

When Rocky was invited to visit a young woman in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the hospital, everything changed. After a horse riding accident put her in a coma, she was starting to wake up. Her family asked if Rocky could be there, hopeful his presence would comfort her. Rocky sat diligently at her side, paws up on the bed so he was right at eye level. The moment the young woman’s eyes opened and saw Rocky…

NEED SERVICES?

Call 360-207-4434

FLEXIBLE CARE SETTING OPTIONS

Maximize benefits

Kids In Motion offers multiple, flexible care settings, giving families the ability to choose what works best for them and their children.

CENTER-BASED CARE

Kids In Motion offers multiple, flexible care settings, giving families the ability to choose what works best for them and their children.

Structure & Stability

Center-based care provides structure and stability, which are very important for many children.

No Extra Space Required at Home

Center-based care provides adequate space for families without extra space in their homes.

Use of Larger Equipment

Larger equipment, which is difficult and expensive to transport, can be installed and easily used at the center.

Fewer Distractions

Many children benefit from the decreased distractions in a center setting and are able to better focus on treatment sessions.

Wide Selection of Tools & Equipment

Center-based care allows therapists to choose from a wide selection of tools and equipment to meet children's needs.

Multiple Modalities Per Session

Therapists are able to use multiple different treatment modalities during one session.

HOME-BASED CARE

Kids In Motion offers multiple, flexible care settings, giving families the ability to choose what works best for them and their children.

Caregiver Empowerment

Caregivers are empowered by the learning opportunities they receive from close contact with the therapist. They learn valuable therapeutic tools to implement on a daily basis.

Incorporates Family's Resources

Caregiver education about a child’s therapy needs takes place within the the family’s routine and incorporates the family’s own resources.

Consistency & Follow-Through

Family involvement can lead to increased consistency and maximize results. Many families also notice improved follow-through with strategies, as the family takes an active role in the therapeutic process. 

No Need for Transportation

The stress of transportation to and from a clinic is eliminated, which is a major barrier to care for many families.

Incorporated into Daily Life

Home-based therapists can ensure that equipment and strategies are appropriate and able to be implemented into the family’s daily life, which is important for many families and children.

Familiar & Natural Environment

Children seen in their home may be more relaxed since it is a familiar and comfortable environment. For children who function best this way, this can lead to increased participation and better outcomes.

Similarly, learning new skills in a natural environment can be more beneficial than in a simulated environment for many children.

COVID-19 UPDATE

As always, our top priority is the wellbeing of our clients, staff and volunteers. Since the onset of COVID-19, we have implemented some additional procedures and precautions to help keep everyone as safe as possible.

Our response includes:

1. Compliance with all government mandates regarding social distancing and mask wearing

2. COVID screenings for all patients, staff and volunteers

3. Daily temperature checks

4. Disinfecting of all equipment and surfaces between sessions

UPCOMING

Events & Activities

MAY

2021

Better Hearing & Speech Month

An opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of Speech-Language-Hearing therapists in providing life-altering treatment.

Join us in raising awareness this May! Follow us on social media to learn more:

JUNE 18

2021

Autistic Pride Day

An annual celebration, Autistic Pride Day recognizes the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in society.

Join Kids In Motion in celebrating Autistic Pride Day and supporting Autistic kids this June! Follow us on social media to learn more.

JULY

2021

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

An estimated 300,000 children in the U.S. — that’s 1 in 250 kids — are affected by some form of Juvenile Arthritis. 

Join Kids In Motion in raising awareness and supporting impacted kiddos this July! Follow us on social media to learn more.

AUG. 15

2021

MOTION FOR KIDS

Run, Roll & Stroll

Join us for our first annual, Kids In Motion Run, Roll & Stroll. All proceeds will help provide critical therapies to children in Whatcom County and our surrounding areas.

Click the button below to learn more, sign up and help kids get the therapies they need.

SEPT.

2021

National Guide Dog Month

In memory of Rocky, the therapy dog who inspired the founding of Kids In Motion, let’s celebrate National Guide Dog Month!

Join us in raising awareness for these amazing therapy and service animals, and the kids who need them! Follow us on social media to learn more.

OCT.

2021

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month was created to raise public awareness of this common condition and advocate for acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Join us in celebrating and supporting kiddos with Down Syndrome this October! Follow us on social media to learn more.

Get In Touch

Phone: 360-207-4434
Fax: (360) 933-8076

Mailing Address:
Kids In Motion Therapy Clinic
4152 Meridian Street, Suite 105, PMB 159
Bellingham, WA 98226

Center Hours: M-F, 9am - 5pm