Services Offered
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What Is Speech Therapy

The speech-language pathology profession (commonly called speech therapy) includes thorough diagnostic and treatment services to help develop an individual’s communication abilities. The following are just a sampling of areas in which speech-language pathologists can assess and provide intervention:

  • Cognitive deficits
  • Articulation errors
  • Language deficits
  • Expressive and receptive deficits
  • TeleHealth options available

Feeding therapy – Sensory-motor and Dysphagia Therapy

  • Oral motor deficiency
  • Selective eating
  • Sensory processing and the impact on eating
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Therapeutic feeding techniques
  • We have multilevel training and experience speech and occupational therapist to address the feeding therapy program
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Here are some aspects of infant feeding as it pertains to speech therapy:

  • Nutrition
  • Weight Gain
  • Aspiration
  • Dysphagia
  • Feeding Duration and Frequency
  • Tethered Oral Tissues
  • Sensory Needs during Feeds
  • Feeding Equipment
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Suck, Swallow, Breathe Pattern

Arbor has clinicians in both Chandler and Glendale with training to provide infant feeding therapy.

Click link from the AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION regarding Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Children for more information.

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Occupational Therapy

The profession of occupational therapy utilizes intentional, goal-oriented intervention to evaluate and treat children with disabilities to facilitate engagement in activities that support life participation. Below are just a few examples of areas that occupational therapists evaluate and provide intervention in:

  • Visual-motor skills
  • Visual-spatial awareness
  • Sensory needs
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Attention deficits
  • Fine motor skills (e.g., small object manipulation)
  • Academics related to neurological motor challenges
  • Handwriting skills
  • Hand positioning for optimal academic performance
  • Basic strengthening and fitness
  • Infants with a history of drug exposure, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cortical visual impairment, prematurity
  • Activities of daily living (e.g., washing hands, clothing management for toileting, feeding self, etc.)
  • TeleHealth options available

Physical Therapy

The profession of physical therapy is a health field with the primary purpose of promoting optimal physical health and function through intervention to prevent, identify, assess, correct, or alleviate acute or prolonged movement dysfunction. Below are just a few areas that physical therapists evaluate and provide intervention in:

  • Relieve pain
  • Improve mobility
  • Address tiptoe walking and sitting on knees W sit
  • Prevent or recover from a sports injury
  • Prevent disability or surgery
  • Rehab after a stroke, accident, injury, or surgery
  • Work on balance to prevent a slip or fall
  • Learn to use assistive devices
  • Work hardening program
  • Maintenance program
  • Full sensory room
  • Fun factory gym for the Kids at all Outpatient clinic locations
  • Home Health
  • Telehealth Options available

Interactive Metronome

Arbor Therapy is proud to offer interactive metronome for both speech and occupational therapy. This focuses on sensory processing, working memory, attention & concentration, processing speed, motor planning & sequencing, balance & coordination.

  • IM (Interactive Metronome) adults: works well with brain injury, stroke, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's
  • IM (Interactive Metronome) child/young adults: autism spectrum disorder, early intervention, confidence and self-esteem, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, auditory processing disorders

Parkinson’s Disease Therapy

  • LSVT Big Treatment – PT
  • Speak Out! ®
  • Speech therapy program emphasizes speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patient and speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises
  • The Loud Crowd®
  • Upon completion of SPEAK OUT®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist.

Music Therapy

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

Music Therapy is a multimodal, evidence based health profession in which music is used to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the Board Certified music therapist (MT-BC) provides an individualized treatment plan including interventions such as: creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Client preferred music and a variety of instruments, like the guitar, piano, and percussive instruments, are utilized in each session. Through therapeutic music involvement, clients' abilities are strengthened and transferred to other functioning areas. Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing social and communication skills for effected individuals, as well as addressing a variety of life skills. Music therapy goes beyond the therapeutic practice to provide self expression in clients and emotional support for their families.
Sarra Erb, MT-BC
Board Certified Music Therapist
Early Intervention Specialist

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