General FAQ


Occupational Therapy FAQ


Physical Therapy FAQ


Speech Therapy FAQ


Therapy programs are interwoven into each day at the Anne Carlsen Center. All residents receive extensive therapy from certified therapists who work closely with teachers, medical staff and life skills trainers to ensure therapies are working to help individuals be as functional as possible.

The Anne Carlsen Center has a highly-trained team with extensive experience in pediatrics offering Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapy services to provide quality client-centered therapy to surrounding communities.

The Center supports yearly continuing education opportunities so all therapists stay current with the latest techniques and technology to provide the best possible care to all students.

Physical Therapy

Focuses on improving muscle strength, range of motion, balance, head and trunk control, coordination, and mobility to facilitate more independent function in all environments. Physical therapists also recommend wheelchair, seating and orthotic enhancements, which may assist with those improvements. Two physical therapists, one physical therapy assistant and three physical therapy aides work with the Center’s students.

Occupational Therapy

Focuses on fine and gross motor coordination, daily living activities and providing sensory information to enhance motor performance and functional learning. The center has four occupational therapists and one certified occupational therapist assistant.

Speech Therapy

Our highly-trained, caring speech-language pathologists all have experience in pediatrics.Each therapist is certified from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). All are state licensed and carry a teaching certificate. Our therapists work with both verbal and nonverbal children who may require alternative modes of communication including sign language, symbol boards and electronic communication systems.

Aquatic Therapy

The ACC aquatic center is located at the Center’s Jamestown Campus, and includes a warm-water pool (with a temperature that hovers at about 95 degrees) with an adjustable floor and a hot tub.

Centers for Therapy



701 3rd St. NW, PO Box 8000
Jamestown, ND 58402


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One of the things I like best about the therapy services is the way that the therapist knows exactly which activities will help encourage his therapy…will keep him stimulated and active.”

– Aaron Kjelland