Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies

Ensuring kids learn, grow, and thrive!

aka Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies   |   Louisville, KY   |  www.kidscenterky.org

Mission

Since 1958, the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies has been serving children with special needs. Each week over 900 children facing challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy or more visit Kids Center for therapies. The purpose of Kids Center is to help special needs children and families discover their ABILITIES. The Center provides physical, occupational, and speech therapies along with nutrition counseling.

Ruling year info

1959

Executive Director

Ms. Brittany Lutke

Main address

P.O. Box 17630

Louisville, KY 40217 USA

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Formerly known as

Cerebral Palsy Kids Center

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Louisville

EIN

61-0492378

NTEE code info

Pediatrics (G98)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Our programs

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Physical Therapy

The Kids Center is staffed by highly trained professionals who really care. To help you better understand what we do, please read about the services we perform.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us with your questions and we will do our best to get you answers.

Physical Therapy: A licensed physical therapist uses their expertise teamed with a physician and others to:
provide an ongoing assessment of a child, develop and apply an ongoing treatment plan, educate the family on ways to participate in their child's development, help each child reach the highest level of their ability.

What we hope to achieve: improved strength, coordination and mobility, better endurance, better balance, determine the need for adaptive equipment and help obtaining it.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Occupational Therapy: A registered/licensed occupational therapist performs ongoing assessments and services to improve a child's ability in sensory, motor, and fine motor skills including: eating/feeding, moving about in space, dressing, bathing, self-care, the ability to process sensory input like touch and feel, sensory integration, the ability to use arms and hands, the ability to coordinate eyes and hands, and reasoning and cognitive skills.

Our goal is for the child to learn about their world, how to organize and how to function effectively within it.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Speech/Language Therapy: A certified speech/language pathologist will design a family-centered individualized program to enhance a child's communication and oral motor skills with: pre-speech and feeding skills, interactive communication, use of adaptive communication devices including computer, sign language and communication boards, language use and comprehension, and play skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies is a non-profit organization that provides physical, occupational, and speech-language therapies to kids with developmental delays and disabilities in an outpatient setting at one of our two locations: 982 Eastern Parkway in Germantown and 9810 Bluegrass Parkway in Jeffersontown. We serve kids from birth to age 21, regardless of their family's ability to pay. We also offer multidisciplinary clinics to improve coordination of care for patients who attend the clinics.

Kids Center's mission is to involve, in a meaningful way, children with cerebral palsy and other developmental needs and members of their families in the mainstream of society. Our work ensures these kids can assume their rights as equal citizens and receive services as needed to minimize the effects of their disability.

We strive to be the region's most comprehensive and responsive pediatric therapy center. We aim to provide excellent therapy that helps children and their families not only improve their quality of life—but thrive—when faced with developmental delays and disabilities. Our vision is to constantly improve and innovate, providing the most appropriate and current therapeutic interventions regardless of a family's ability to afford the full cost of care.

Our therapists provide skilled, life-changing therapies for children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities and delays. Through physical, occupational, and speech therapy, we help over 1,400 children annually. Kids of all races and ethnicities from birth to age 21 come to us from 45 counties in Kentucky and 13 counties in Indiana, though most of our clients live in the Metro Louisville area. As the region's only comprehensive pediatric therapy center, the demand for our services is high, with 700 appointments booked each week and more than 100 children waiting for an opening. Our therapy sessions go beyond what is typically expected under the term "therapy." Our highly specialized therapists work with their clients and families in a comprehensive and responsive therapeutic environment. Many therapy centers can provide a limited scope of practice. But Kids Center employs a multidisciplinary approach (including spasticity, orthopedic, and feeding clinics) which is both convenient for the patient and conducive to collaborative problem solving between therapists. In this way, we ensure that all the child's and family's needs are being addressed.

It is only through community support that we can continue to help our kids in the future. Each child with special needs deserves the chance to be a participant in their home, school, and community. By supporting Kids Center, you will be providing these children and their families with the interventions and resources they need to promote optimal independence and participation at whatever level the child's ability supports, thus improving their quality of life and making our community better. To be happy and productive community members in the future, they need to receive the skilled therapies that Kids Center provides now.

Kids Center has served our community since 1958. That sixty years of history and experience enables us to provide outstanding, quality care for our kids. Currently we employ 42 therapists and 100% of them have advanced degrees in their fields. Our Leadership team, Marketing and Development staff, and Board of Directors work with community partners to make up the gap in funding caused by the low insurance reimbursement rates for pediatric therapy.

Accomplishments include merging with another pediatric therapy organization to expand to a second location in 2016, bringing part-time physical therapy services to and constructing an Activities of Daily Living Suite at this new location, and starting a monthly feeding clinic for children with complex feeding disorders in 2017. Our next goals are to expand the physical therapy services at our east campus to full-time and expand feeding clinics to encompass kids or babies that are neurotypical but have issues like torticollis, tongue ties, etc. for a "one-stop shop." We also plan to further develop our new extended programming service offerings.

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Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jerry Blevins

Ron Lehocky

Kaplan Barron Pediatric Group

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No