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WE celebratE the

uniqueness of every child

Kids come first at Pediatric Therapy Clinic

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child, and those who have children with therapeutic needs are no different. That’s why at Pediatric Therapy Clinic we celebrate the uniqueness of every child as we create a tailored treatment plan designed just for them. We are specialists in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and focus on custom solutions that work for your child and you.

The ABA Therapy Experts

Effective autism therapy requires a deep commitment and an understanding of the specific needs of children who are diagnosed on the autism spectrum or who have other developmental delays. Our Bozeman BCBAs and ABA therapists use their training, knowledge and experience to create structure and opportunities for success, whether helping children with school readiness, improving communication, social skills, reducing behaviors or meeting life skill milestones.

ABA stands for “applied behavior analysis.” It is a proven, effective therapy for children diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder or other developmental delays. ABA combines educational, psychological and developmental techniques, and focuses on the individual needs of each child. >>>Continue reading

Commonly Asked Questions:

Each insurance policy is different in terms of the types and amount of therapy covered. We encourage parents and caregivers to speak with their insurance company about specific criteria as it relates to ABA and speech therapy. Due to the intensity of ABA treatment, a family can assume that they will meet their out-of-pocket maximum if their child is receiving ABA therapy. 

In Montana, health insurance providers are required to cover costs for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for children 18 years old or younger. There should be no limits for ABA Therapy. However, insurance policies vary depending upon which type of insurance you have. Please verify your plan benefits for ABA therapy sometimes called autism treatment.

For speech therapy, many insurance policies have a limit on the number of sessions one can attend in a calendar year. Please reach out to your insurance company to find out the benefits for speech therapy.

Studies have shown that the earlier a child begins receiving therapy, the better the outcomes can be. In order to receive ABA services through Pediatric Therapy Clinic, your child must have received a formal autism diagnosis. This diagnosis is made by an experienced provider who has received specialized training and who utilizes the ADOS-2, or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and cognitive testing.

Often children begin speech therapy between two and three years of age, but can begin later.  Children can be seen for speech therapy for difficulties with articulation (how they say their sounds), language delays, apraxia(a motor planning difficulty), dyslexia, stuttering, and a variety of other diagnoses. 

In order to diagnose autism, tests, or “assessments,” are typically conducted by a developmental pediatrician, child psychologist or child psychiatrist. Please contact us by phone or email for more information about the practitioners in Montana who are able to conduct assessments. The wait for these diagnostic testing appointments can be extensive so it is important to reach out as soon as you become aware that an assessment may be needed.

ABA therapy can help your child:

improve communication

interact more positively with other children, friends and family

gain personal care skills, such as dressing or bathing

Develop fine and gross motor skills

overcome feeding problems

reduce problem behaviors

About

Pediatric Therapy Clinic began providing quality professional services to children in Billings in 2006, and we now have several offices in Montana—including our locations serving the needs of families in Bozeman, and the surrounding area. We were one of the first clinics in our region to offer complete ABA therapy services and have recently added speech therapy. Please check back frequently for new services that are being provided. >>>Continue reading

Meet the team

We are a team of dedicated, certified professionals working together to deliver the highest-quality services available.

Rachel Bradford, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Cristin Peiffer, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Karly Terrell, M.S. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Jacina Dezell, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Jenna McFarland, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Tara Fincher, BT

Behavior Technician

Phoebe Howard, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Lily Berkowitz, BT

Behavior Technician

Kaylee Conklin, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Brooke Parks, BT

Behavior Technician

Cambria Sletta, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Sophia Bremer, BT

Behavior Technician

Madison Harper, BT

Registered Behavior Technician

Savannah Lamb, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Rachel

Clinical Director
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Rachel was first introduced to Applied Behavior Analysis during a summer internship in her undergrad studies at Montana State University. Throughout that experience and the following year, she discovered her love for working with children and families using evidence-based behavioral principles. Her desire to gain more experience led her to the Virginia Institute of Autism shortly after graduation. In Virginia, she was immersed in the ABA world while working in an intensive day school and later in an outpatient setting while completing her BCBA and master’s coursework. Rachel moved back to Montana in 2016 and began working with Pediatric Therapy Clinic shortly after, helping to grow their presence in the Gallatin County. Rachel finds so much joy in being able to connect with families and help them achieve meaningful goals.

Cristin

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Cristin began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 2007, while pursuing her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Northridge.  Her graduate studies focused on improving the quality of life for families of children with autism. While working with the Lovaas Institute in Los Angeles, Cristin fell in love with the data-driven science of behavior analysis, as well as the personal connections made with her clients, families, and colleagues. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2015.

Cristin moved to Bozeman in 2019 and joined the team at Pediatric Therapy Clinic. Her goal is to create autonomy, joy and meaningful relationships for her clients, ensuring every individual is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Karly

Speech Language Pathologist

Rooted in personal experience and ignited by her love for kids, Karly has been a speech-language pathologist since 2019. Karly completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Montana State University and went on to earn a Master’s in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Montana. Her final graduate internship brought her to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego where she stayed and expanded her clinical training for four years. A Montana native, Karly was thrilled to return to Bozeman to serve her community and empower individuals with communication differences and diverse learning styles. Karly enjoys working closely with families to provide home programming and education that promotes generalization of progress and confidence beyond the clinic   

Now Offering Speech Therapy!

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