Healing Through Healthy Relationships
Intermountain is a visionary non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families in Montana for over 100 years. With holistic, integrated services and a relationship based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. Our flagship residential campus at 500 South Lamborn in Helena, Montana, includes our integrated private school as well as our Child and Family Assessment Center. Providence Home, a therapeutic group home in the Flathead Valley, provides another care center. Community clinics in Helena and Kalispell include some or all of the following: outpatient therapy, psychiatric medication management, psychological testing and evaluation, school based services and family based services, including adoption, foster care and in-home therapeutic care.
“We are excited to be providing services to children and families where they need them- in their homes, their communities and their schools. Intermountain’s integrated outpatient services allow children and families to go to one provider who can do it all – psychiatric medications, substance abuse treatment, co-occurring treatment, outpatient therapy, neuro feedback and psychological testing. And our beautiful new community services center allows us to provide trainings and community events as well”
-Elizabeth Kohlstaedt, Ph.D
By Michaela Parker, MOTR/L
Intermountain Occupational Therapist
Just as your child needs food throughout the course of the day, he or she needs sensory input spread out over the whole day as well. A “sensory diet” is a carefully designed, personalized activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused and organized throughout the day. In the same way that you tap your foot or chew gum to stay awake or …