Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Children FIRST Therapy?
Children FIRST Therapy provides the highest quality early support services for
children birth to three with developmental delays through our unique, integrated preschool and
group therapy programs. Through our unique integrated preschool model and in-home therapy
sessions, our expert therapists provide physical, occupational and speech and language
therapies. We also offer additional sensory and movement therapy programs as well as family-
centered, in-home or in-childcare therapy sessions to help prepare children for preschool. Our
family-centered approach ensures that we also serve the child’s care givers by providing
resource coordination and training for the continuation of care at home.
2. What ages of children does Children FIRST Therapy provide services to?
Children FIRST Therapy provides early intervention therapy services to children age birth to 3.
3. What services do you offer to children in your program?
At Children FIRST Therapy, we know how important it is to all of our parents that their child thrive, grow
and become ready for their next step and we value that parents choose us to help prepare them
for it. Our full list of services includes: in-home and in-child care therapy sessions, toddler and
preschool therapy groups, PE for Tiny Tots and Sensory groups, as well as evaluations and family
resource coordination services. For a full description of each of our services, please see our
4. Who do you offer therapy services to?
Children FIRST Therapy is an invaluable resource for families in need in Spokane County. Our full range of programs and services are provided to families of children who qualify for our services.
5. How do I access your services for my child?
The first step in starting your care journey with Children FIRST Therapy is to schedule an
evaluation for your child. Children FIRST Therapy provides comprehensive developmental
evaluations for all children whose families inquire about developmental delays and needed
services. Children are not only assessed in every area of development but are also evaluated by a
therapist who specializes in the area of greatest concern.
Once your evaluations has been completed, our Family Resource Coordinator will contact you to
schedule a meeting to assist you in completing and filing all the necessary paperwork prior to
your Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP).
6. How are the cost of your services covered?
Children FIRST Therapy is a contracted service provider for Spokane Regional Health District/Early Support for Infants and Toddlers and we receive funding through the Developmental Disabilities Administration. We also bill most medical insurances and use a sliding fee scale to help offset the costs for families who qualify.