We believe in every child we care for. Many parents who come to us with a diagnosis have been told what their child won’t be able to do. We don’t set limits on a child’s future. We team-up with parents on a journey to discover their child’s potential. We explore every option for the success of children and families to improve health and enrich lives.
Sometimes it seems we achieve the impossible. We help children who were never supposed to walk learn to take their first step. We help kids who were never expected to talk learn to say their first words.
“I feel very confident that he is going to have an independent life.”
-Cheri, Linden’s Mom
“Joya plays a huge role in making sure that Tori hits the milestones that she is supposed to.”
– Nicki, Tori’s Mom
Our comprehensive assessment program
A team of professionals will work with you to evaluate your child’s development. Based on your child’s strengths and needs, the evaluating team will determine whether your child is eligible for services. If your child needs services, our team will give you information about the type, frequency and duration of services they are recommending.
Our team, consisting of a special education teacher, physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist, will assess your child in all areas of development through observation and parent or caregiver interview. Our team will review their findings with you and will provide you with detailed written reports.
The evaluation team may request your child receive a medical evaluation with our Medical Director, Dr. Matt Thompson, in a separate appointment. He will review your child’s medical records, examine your child, and make recommendations to you and your child’s primary care provider.
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a plan for special services for young children with developmental delays. This plan is created by you, your Family Resource Coordinator (FRC) and treatment team at Joya. It describes your child’s abilities, your family’s priorities and the services we will provide to help your child develop to their fullest potential.
We offer individual therapy with caregiver training so your child can continue to build skills at home. Our professional staff of social workers, therapists, teachers, and medical professionals work together in teams so your child’s care plan is individualized, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate. When your child is ready, we also offer group experiences. Joya also coordinates with other service providers in the Spokane area for more specialized support.
|Your child’s needs||Provided ?|
|Aquatic Therapy||@ YMCA|
|Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA)|
|Autism Screening and Diagnosis|
|Family Resource Coordination|
|Feeding Team Specialists|
|Nursing Care Coordination|
|Nutrition Services provided by a Registered Dietitian||Contracted|
|Psychology Services provided by a Psychologist|
|Social Work Services provided by an MSW|
|Teacher of Hearing Impaired||Contracted|
|Teacher of Visually Impaired|
Medical and social services
The sooner you seek help, the better the long-term outcomes are likely to be. Let us work with you to implement a plan for your child.
Resources for families
In addition to our exceptional staff, Joya Child & Family Development has many partners in the community who can be a great resource for families along the way.