Day By Day

At Boundary Community Hospital, our Occupational Therapist, Yahtil Huaute, OT, DOT, focuses on a wide variety of challenges, from sensory processing to fine motor skills, to returning to roles and routines of daily life. Each person is addressed as an individual and a care plan will be created based on your needs and goals. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Activities of Daily Living – these are tasks that help you take care of yourself, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living – these are tasks such as laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc.
  • Rest and Sleep
  • Education
  • Work
  • Play
  • Leisure
  • Social Participation

Yahtil will consider not only the individual’s abilities and the task to be performed, but also the environment in which the task takes place. She will make recommendations to adapt the task as needed, train the person in the use of adaptive devices if needed, and will make recommendations for adaptations in the home, all of which enhance the patient’s optimal level of independence and quality of life.

Occupational Therapy focus

  • Pediatrics and Adults
  • Trauma and Post-Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Neurological, Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Sensory Integration and Age Appropriate Skills

Interesting Articles by Dr. Huaute

April 2020 –  Myths and Misconceptions about Occupational Therapy

Sensory Processing Experience

What does it mean to have sensory processing challenges?
Come and learn basic management techniques and have a sensory experience yourself!

Who Benefits: The Sensory Processing Experience seminar benefits anyone interacting with children, especially children with suspected disabilities or sensory processing difficulties. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, counselors,
day care staff etc. any and all are welcome at this ADULTS ONLY class.

When: New Date to be Announced.  

Where:  In the Rehab Services Gym at Boundary Community Hospital.
Parking is available at the Clinic on Kaniksu Street directly across from the Hospital. Enter and sign in at Emergency/Acute Care Registration.

Presented By: Yahtil Huaute, OT, DOT, the occupational therapist at Boundary Community Hospital will present the Sensory Processing Experience. Yahtil has spent eight years working in pediatrics with a focus on sensory processing and neurodevelopmental treatment. Identifying sensory processing difficulties and understanding the resources available could be essential for a child to experience life to the fullest.

The experience workshop is free but please reserve your place as soon as possible since there are only 15 seats available!

You can be added to the contact list by calling (208)267-3141 ext 4275 or via email at yahtil.h@bcch.org and telling Yahtil that you are interested in attending when she schedules the class.

Rehabilitation Services

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment
  • Bonners Ferry Location
  • Pediatrics and Adults

Inpatient Post-Acute Care

Outpatient by Appointment

To make an appointment call (208) 267-3141 ext 4276

Outpatient Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Check In at the Admitting Reception Desk in Outpatient Services. Outpatient Services entrance is located on the southeast side of the Hospital off Comanche Street.

Serving northern Idaho, Boundary County, Bonners Ferry, Moyie Springs.

Rehabilitation Services Team

Petra Timmermans, PT-Rehab Manager
Didier Balcaen, PT, Certified MDT
Jeff Petersen, PT, DPT
Jessica Seaburg, PT, DPT, OCS
Tammy Edge, PTA
Yahtil Huaute, OT, DOT
Rob Aronow, MS, CCC-SLP