For Kids With Developmental Disabilities, EWU Students Offer Joy

July 12, 2019 By David Meany
Student physical therapists work with a small child

There are few things more joyful than watching children play. That joy is perhaps even more palpable when watching children play, grow and learn with the help of Eastern Washington University physical therapy students.

Earlier this month, Joya Child and Family Development Center in Spokane was the setting for personalized therapy sessions involving nine EWU students and four local children undergoing treatment for developmental delays and disabilities.

The program was created last year by EWU instructor and Joya physical therapist, Ginette Kerkering, after she realized that working with kids at Joya would be a perfect opportunity for Eastern students to get hands-on training at a pediatric facility.