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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘therapy’

Sea STAR offers dolphin-assisted therapy for kids with special needs

Actions speak louder than words, and so it is with 16-year-old Lexie Robertson. While a group of shivering parents stand poolside, bundled against an unusually cold morning, Lexi’s getting ready to jump into the water at Dolphinaris in Scottsdale. Lexie doesn’t speak — she has autism and cerebral palsy — but her enthusiasm is clearly […]

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Special needs assessment and service providers

Arizona Care Providers 2432 W Peoria Ave #1048, Phoenix • 602-635-4220 1775 W University Dr #127, Tempe • 480-809-6452 Provides direct support providers to help individuals with developmental disabilities. Arizona Children’s Therapy Center 2155 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Phoenix 602-621-1227 • Psychiatric evaluations, medication management, infant-toddler mental health, pediatric therapy/coaching/group therapy, social skills […]

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A preschool with on-site therapy for developmental disabilities

UCP, Stephanie Johnson, Developmental Disability, Pre-school with on-site therapy

Like many preschools, the Early Learning Center at United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona features a large playground with plenty of shade structures, trees, lush artificial turf, play structures to climb on and sand to dig in. But there is a difference. At this preschool, children with disabilities have on-site access to needed therapies. Stephanie […]

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Therapy queues

…You stand around a lot, wait for something allegedly great to happen, and then, you pay through the nose for whatever it is you thought would solve the problems that ultimately end up working themselves out in spite of your consistent interference.

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An innovative approach to therapy

Listen! Focus! But first…relax. Duffy McMahon discovered the healing potential of neurofeedback firsthand. After devastating injuries halted her work as a stone artist, she turned to listening and relaxation therapies to ease her pain. What she learned led her on a new life path. Drawing from her graduate degree in psychology and a passion for helping […]

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