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The goal of Wonderment Therapies, PLLC is to inspire wonderment, curiosity, and creative thinking through therapies that engage the heart and body, and enliven the spirit of persons we care for.

Hours

By Appointment Only

Telephone

701-765-3064

E-Mail  wondermenttherapies@gmail.com

Our Services

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).

Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • An outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
  • For more information visit AOTA’s What Is Occupational Therapy Fact Sheet.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health 

Child and adolescent mental health services are offered by our occupational therapists. Occupational therapists utilize strategies to identify meaningful and purposeful occupations. They also look at how the influence of an individual’s environment and external variables impact independent, meaningful, and successful participation in daily activities. Areas addressed include psychiatric, behavioral, and physical health conditions including but not limited to anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. 

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology is a profession that focuses on the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication, and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Specific areas of intervention include, but is not limited to:

  • Speech sound disorders
  • Motor speech disorders (i.e., dysarthria, apraxia of speech)
  • Receptive and expressive language disorders
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Fluency/stuttering
  • Social skills

Speech and language therapy can help individuals who may have the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cleft Palate
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysarthria
  • Childhood Apraxia of speech
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Genetic disorders
  • Receptive and expressive language deficits
  • Difficulty with speech sound production
  • Disfluencies of speech (stuttering)

Partnership Program

The partnership program offers daycares, preschools, and schools the opportunity to provide services to their students in partnership with Wonderment Therapies. Services are provided by staff educated in the principles of Occupational Therapy and Applied Behavior Analysis to train, supervise, and provide ongoing support to personnel working with individuals with intensive behavioral and educational needs.

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. ABA therapy programs help:

  • Increase language and communication skills
  • Improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics
  • Decrease problem behaviors

Applied Behavior Analysis involves many techniques for understanding and changing behavior. ABA is a flexible treatment and:

  • Can be adapted to meet the needs of each unique person
  • Provided in many different locations – at home, at school, and in the community
  • Teaches skills that are useful in everyday life
  • Can involve one-to-one teaching or group instruction

For more information visit:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/applied-behavior-analysis-aba-0

https://www.bacb.com/about-behavior-analysis/

Behavioral Assessment, Consultation, and Training

Consultation is available to all children with challenging behaviors regardless of diagnosis. Consultation includes a detailed Functional Behavior Assessment and recommendations using evidence-based behavioral strategies.

Training is available to Parents and Caregivers, Early Intervention Staff, Child Care Providers, School Administrators, Teachers, and Paraprofessionals.

Collaboration

Wonderment Therapies mission is to work in partnership with families, in home, early intervention programs, and schools to foster essential life skills for children with a variety of special needs, including autism spectrum disorder and challenging behaviors, assisting children to reach their highest potential.

Tell Us About Your Child

Help us get to know your child before you arrive at your appointment.

Meet Jenna Weisz

MS, OTR/L
MS, BCBA, LBA

Jenna received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in 2015. She has specialized in pediatric occupational therapy in outpatient and community settings for six years. Jenna graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master of Science degree in Special Education with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018. To compliment her special interest in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, Jenna completed specialty training to become a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. Jenna serves as the secretary for Friendship Park, an inclusive playground, coming to Dickinson.

Occupational Therapy Specialty Areas:
• Handwriting Without Tears
• Therapeutic Listening
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Sensory Integration
• Social-Emotional Skills

Applied Behavior Analysis Specialty Areas:
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Positive Behavior Support
• Preventive Strategies
• Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
• Parent Training
• Social Skills Training

Meet Erin McCurry

MS, OTR/L

Erin received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Mary in 2012 and has been a part of the Wonderment Therapies team since June 2021. She has 10 years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan, but has found a passion working with children and adolescents. Erin’s special interests include emotional regulation, behavior management, sensory integration, trauma informed practice, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and developmental delay. Erin’s most recent training helps to meet the rising need for child and adolescent trauma services in Western North Dakota.

Occupational Therapy Specialty Areas:
• ADHD
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Trauma Informed Practice
• Behavior Management and Emotional Regulation

Meet Kacey Sykora

MS, OTR/L

Kacey is originally from Dickinson and received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Mary in 2014. Since graduation, Kacey has focused on enhancing the lives of those she serves through pediatric therapy services. She has experience working in outpatient, community, and school based settings. Her special interests include utilizing a play-based approach to promote sensory processing, social and emotional skills, executive functioning, and visual perceptual skills. Additional areas of training include the Zones of Regulation, Therapeutic Listening, Astronaut Training, Handwriting Without Tears, Size Matters Handwriting, DIR Floortime, and reflex integration.

Occupational Therapy Specialty Areas:
• Zones of Regulation
• Therapeutic Listening
• Astronaut Training
• Handwriting Without Tears
• Size Matters Handwriting
• DIR Floortime
• Reflex Integration

Meet Amanda Cross

MS, BCBA, LBA

Amanda received her Masters of Science in Special Education degree with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2020 from the University of North Dakota. Amanda is a Special Education Teacher with Dickinson Public Schools and has taught for seven years at the elementary level. Amanda obtained her behavior analyst credentials in October 2020.
When not spending time with students and clients, Amanda enjoys being a dog mom to her two miniature schnauzers, Stella and Iris.

Applied Behavior Analysis Specialty Areas:
• Social Skills Groups
• Positive Behavior Supports
• Classroom Management
• Preventative Strategies
• Parent Training

Meet Meghan Voigt

MS, CCC-SLP

Meghan is a North Dakota native, who received her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Mary in 2020. She also received her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2021. Meghan previously worked in a pediatric clinic where she completed training and specialized in incorporating equine movement within therapy sessions. Her clinical interests lie in the areas of articulation, phonology, and motor speech disorders. She also has experience in the areas of receptive and expressive language deficits and autism.

Speech Language Specialty Areas:
• Articulation Disorders
• Phonology Disorders
• Motor Speech Disorders
• Receptive and Expressive Language Deficits
• Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Reach Us

Address

111 2nd St W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Contact

701-765-3064
wondermenttherapies@gmail.com

Hours

By Appointment

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