Children's Intensive Therapy NW - Specialists in Habilitation and Rehabilitation

Children's Intensive Therapy NWChildren's Intensive Therapy NW is a Pediatric Physical,  Occupational & Speech Therapy clinic that offers hope, results and 48 years of collective experience. When others tell you there is nothing else they can do for your child come see CIT.
      "Our mission is to advance the quality of life and make a profound difference in the outcome of children with brain trauma, cerebral palsy, illness and other neuro-muscular and motor disorders. We promote the highest ethical and professional standards in pediatric therapy providing cutting edge services to children with physical limitations
Our philosophy is to provide a service that will be life changing to the end user and their families; to give hope and faith to those who had none".


Children with Neuro Muscular Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury do not reach the preferred level of functional independence in traditional Physical Therapy. Even with years of therapy, a child with the potential to walk could still be confined to a wheelchair.
When the neuro pathways that the brain uses to create motor control (body movement, balance awareness and speech) are inhibited or damaged before birth, through illness or injury after birth, body control is limited to the neurological level of the child’s brain.

The therapies we use at CITNW uses the brain’s ability to create new neural pathways and develop function through repetition. This is known as neural plasticity. The brain is particularly easy to (RH) Habilitate or train through consistent and continuous repetition. This consistent and continuous repetition creates new neural pathways in the brain, giving the child function.

Many children gain more progress towards their goals in 2 weeks of intensive therapy than they do in a whole 12 months of ongoing traditional therapy! This means they often advance to the next developmental skill or higher in a 2 week program. For example, if a child is using a walker, could possibly gain the strength, balance and ability to start to walk with crutches.

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Children's Intensive Therapy, NW
Children's Intensive Therapy NW, Inc. Portland, Oregon

At Children's Intensive Therapy NW we provide
advanced individualized treatment and a lifetime of
follow-up care to newborns, infants, children,
adolescents, and into young adult hood with
disabilities and/or complex medical needs.
We treat patients with a variety of conditions
including the following:

Physical Therapy
Neurological disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebrovascular Accident
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury
Brachial Plexus
Angelman Syndrome
Genetic and Chromosomal disorders
Musculoskeletal problems
Movement disorders
Post-surgical and medical rehabilitation
Complications from near Drowning

Occupational Therapy
Developmental Delay
Sensory Integration Disorder
Feeding and Oral motor problems
Down Syndrome
Drug Affected/Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Fine & Gross Motor Issues
Balance and Coordination Issues
Listening disorders
Physical Therapy
Spina Bifida
Orthopedic conditions
Acute and chronic
Muscle tone disorders
Hypotonia, (low muscle tone)
Hypertonia, (high muscle tone)
Spasticity and Dystonia
Gross motor delay
Gross motor milestone issues
Down syndrome
Post cochlear implant
Balance disorders

Speech Therapy
Individual speech/language therapy
Comprehensive evaluations
Parent training and coaching
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Developmental delays
Receptive and/or expressive language disorders
Social communication disorders
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
Challenging/difficult behaviors
Sensory Processing Disorders
Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders