Family Centered Pediatric Therapy & Nutrition Services

Play Works Gorge Children's Therapies in downtown Hood River, OR is the area's premier pediatric therapy clinic dedicated to providing researched-based services that allow each to child to reach his or her full potential.

At Play Works, we evaluate each child to determine strengths and weaknesses, address family concerns, and develop an individual treatment plan that will incorporate the best therapy approach for your child. We believe in collaboration and education to reinforce specific skills and behaviors which will be used to improve and facilitate your child's performance and functioning. We provide children evidence based speech therapy and occupational therapy in a fun, supportive, play environment!

We are in-network with most major insurance plans including Oregon Health Plan

Consider contacting us if your child has difficulty with any of the following:

Speech-Language therapy

  • Producing certain speech sounds
  • Speaking smoothly
  • Understanding language
  • Following directions
  • Using appropriate language in various social situations
  • Carrying on a conversation
  • Developing words
  • Being understood by unfamiliar listeners
  • Persistent sound distortions despite therapy
  • Feeding/Swallowing difficulties 

occupational therapy services

  • Physical skills to increase movement, strength and/or coordination
  • Adaptive skills – Age-appropriate skills necessary to live independently and to function safely and appropriately in daily life
  • Cognitive abilities
  • Sensorimotor skills – How the child processes information received from the environment
  • Visual motor and perceptual skills
  • Social and interpersonal skills

Nutrition & Feeding

  • Not following growth curve
  • Inadequate weight gain
  • Weight loss
  • Above the 95th percentile for weight or BMI
  • Food aversion or rejection
  • Diabetes
  • Unable to begin solids at 6 months of age
  • Unable to breastfeed
  • Food allergies
  • Diarrhea or vomiting with food intake
  • Total Parenteral or tube feeding

PHYSICAL therapy services

  • Gait abnormalities
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly
  • Neurologic conditions 
  • Developmental or gross motor delay
  • Orthopedic conditions:
    • Post-fracture
    • Post-surgery
  • Autism
  • Hypotonia or hypertonia
  • Incoordination