Pediatric Core Strengthening Class

Core Peds


Free Speech & Language Screening

What is a screening?

  • A speech and language screening assesses a child’s abilities in the areas of: voice (tone, loudness), articulation (pronouncing sounds), fluency (stuttering), and language (understanding and using words).


Who is a candidate for a screening?

  • Any child, ages 3-5, who has shown cause for concern relating to speech and language development.   


How long will the screening take to complete?

  • Screenings take approximately 15 minutes.  Results and recommendations are provided at the conclusion of the screening.  Results may determine if a child is a candidate for a comprehensive assessment in the areas indicated. 


How do I schedule an appointment?

  • Call Jasmynn or Patricia, at 489-5880 to schedule your free screening. 
    • Screenings are held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on scheduled dates.  Jasmynn or Patricia will inform you of the next available dates.    


St. Luke’s ♦ Idaho Elks Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

600 E. Riverpark Ln., Suite 105

Boise, ID 83706

(208) 489-5880 Fax (208) 658-9820

Free Infant Massage Classes for Parents

 Learn how to:

  • Relieve stress for your infant and you
  •  Ease colic and promote healthy digestion
  • Improve immunity and circulation
  • Promote relaxation and deep sleep
  • Aid growth and development  
  • Soothe your baby and have fun!

When: Class A: Saturdays May 2 nd , 16 th and 23 rd or Class B: May 2 nd , 3 rd and 16 th .  From 10:00 -11:30 am.

Where : St Luke’s Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Pediatrics 600 East Riverpark Lane, Suite 105 (off Park Center Blvd) Boise, Idaho 83706

Cost: Attend all 3 consecutive classes for FREE . (additional classes and dates available at regular rate.)

Teacher: Sima Tavazoie, MPT, CIMT is a Certified Infant Massage Teacher and has over 10 years of experience as a physical therapist specializing in pediatrics.

Pre-Registration required: Please call 870-9746 or email at to register. Be sure to leave your name, phone number, infant’s name and age.

Supplies: I will provide you with massage oil and handouts. Over the 3 days of classes you will learn:

· The benefits of infant massage

· The optimal time for you to massage your baby

· How to massage your baby’s legs, arms, tummy, chest, back, and face

· How to read your baby’s non-verbal cues

· How to provide infant massage to relieve discomfort associated with colic, constipation and gas

· How to soothe and comfort your baby and feel confident while having fun!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Infants between the ages of 3 weeks and pre-crawling age (~ 8 months). In this class only you will be massaging your baby and demonstrations will be performed using dolls. Both parents are invited to attend.

· call soon to register~ Space is limited*

Interactive Metronome


Interactive Metronome® was developed in the early 1990s and immediately proved of great benefit to children diagnosed with learning and developmental disorders.  Backed by years of clinical research and supported by prominent medical leaders in the industry, IM is now known as a breakthrough intervention to help those patients increase attention and concentration, motor control and coordination, language processing and control of impulsivity. – Interactive Metronome®, Inc.

How does it work?

IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the patient to precisely match a computer-generated beat.  The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions such as tapping his/her toes on a floor sensor mat or clapping while wearing an IM glove with palm trigger.  Audio and/or visual guidance system provides immediate feedback.  Scores can be recorded by a computer program to show progress over multiple sessions. – Interactive Metronome®, Inc.

Who can benefit?

St. Luke’s * Idaho Elks Rehabilitation Services certified providers, including Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists treat an array of children with attention and concentration deficits, language processing difficulties, fine and gross motor delays, balance and gait deficits, poor strength and endurance, coordination impairments and impulsivity. 

For more information, call 489-5880.


Parenting Class- Sensory Integration Education Training

Presented by Kavita Patil, MOTR/L and Krystal Butgereit, MSOTR/L, St. Luke’s ♦ Idaho Elks Pediatric Rehabilitation Services


Date: Thursday, April 2nd

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.

Location: St. Luke’s Meridian, lower level conference rooms

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 27th


During this in-service we will discuss what Sensory Integration is, how and why it is used, and how it can be functionally used in the home and school environments.  We will learn through lecture, open discussion, and hands on application. 


Childcare is provided, spots are limited


To sign up, please call Jasmynn at 489-5880

Parent Education Classes

St. Luke’s * Idaho Elks Pediatric Services will be providing educational courses for the parents and care providers of our patients as well as children in the community.  The next parent training is scheduled for Thursday, February 5th, 2008.  Time is from 7-8:30pm and will be held in the Pauite Room, located in the lower level conference rooms of St. Luke’s Meridian.  Registration deadline is Friday, January 30th, 12pm.  Childcare is provided and snacks provided for all. 
Topic for February 5th is “Toileting Difficulties in Children” and will be presented by Wendy Rouse, DPT and Stephanie Whipps from the Idaho Center for Autism.  Wendy will present on Physical Therapy for Pediatric Voiding Dysfunction.  Presentation will include information on normal voiding patterns, types of voiding dysrunctions including: bedwetting, contributing factors to voiding dysfunctions, and what the physical therapist, doctor, and parent can do for the child.  Stephanie will present on toilint from a more behavioral/sensory approach. 
To sign up, please call Jasmynn at 489-5880.


St. Luke’s * Idaho Elks Pediatric Services will be providing educational courses for the parents and care providers of our patients.  These courses will continue on the 1st Thursday of every other month.


DATE:  Thursday, October 16th, 2008

TIME:  6:30-8:30 pm

LOCATION:  St. Luke’s Hospital in Meridian, Paiute Room located in the lower level conference rooms

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday October 10th, 12pm


TOPIC FOR October 16th

Visual Communication Strategies

Using Sign Language to Support Oral Language Development


Presented by Susie Jones, M.S. CCC-SLP


Visual communication systems can help reduce frustration and increase verbal skills for many children.  Come learn about sign language and cued speech and how you can incorporate these systems into your daily routines to promote speech development.  You’ll learn some basic sign vocabulary through games, demonstration and hands-on activities.   Siblings 5 years and older are welcome to participate.

Fun for the whole family!

*       Childcare provided on the 2nd floor, Ste. 2106 in pediatric SLIERS clinic

*       Pizza and snacks for everyone

*       $5.00 registration, scholarships are available



(Spots are limited)