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THE RIGHT THERAPIST

We provide compassionate care and hope to help every child and their families live the most fulfilling life.

Professional

Our team takes pride in helping your children grow

Caring

we provide compassionate care and hope to help every child





SPEECH THERAPY

Our team of speech-language pathologists are licensed health care professionals who evaluate and treat a wide range of speech, language, cognitive and communication disorders.

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FEEDING THERAPY

We offer treatment for feeding difficulties and disorders, which may include a child who has a very restricted diet, extremely picky eaters, difficulty chewing, or difficulty accepting foods with a variety of textures, temperatures, and/or colors.
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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Our team of occupational therapists are licensed health care professionals who evaluate and treat those impairments which affect a child’s ability to function in the home, school or the community.
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What To
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Our front office staff will work with you step by step to get your child started on therapy.


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Parent Resources

Explore some of these great resources that are afforded to you and your family.


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Patient Portal

Use this portal to access patient registration forms and medical records.
Please use our portal to submit your insurance and fill out paperwork online!


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Insurance Information

All insurance information must be disclosed at the time of service.


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Speech Therapy

SPEECH

The treatment of speech and communication disorders help children by using a variety of approaches depending …


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Feeding Therapy

FEEDING

We provide feeding therapy for children 18 months and up. Areas of feeding therapy that we cover include, but not limited to …


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Occupational Therapy

OCCUPATIONAL

We evaluate and treat those impairments which affect a child’s ability to function in the home, school or the …


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CLINIC HOURS


Our therapists and staff will address your questions and concerns with the utmost patience and care.


Monday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy

OUR TEAM

Welcome to Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy! At our clinic, we provide compassionate care and hope to help every child and their family live the most fulfilling life. Our therapists and staff will address your questions and concerns with the utmost patience and care. Our team takes pride in helping your children grow physically, mentally, and developmentally at all ages.


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Occupational & Feeding Therapist

Allison Heitzinger MS, OTR/L


Hi, my name is Allison Heitzinger and I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. I have my Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from A.T. still University Arizona School of Health Sciences and my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University.


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Occupational Therapist & Department Director

Michael Jankowski MS, OTR/L


Hi, my name is Michael Jankowski and I am a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. I am originally from Pennsylvania which is where I discovered my passion and calling for helping others and I received my Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.


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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Melissa McCormick COTA/L


Hi, my name is Melissa McCormick and I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Brown Mackie College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. I feel very blessed to have a career that focuses on helping amazing children develop skills and self esteem through meaningful and fun activities.



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Feeding Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist & Department Director

Kristina Burnham MS, CCC-SLP


Hi, my name is Kristina Burnham and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Sciences and a Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology. I have worked in the schools, home-based, and clinic settings.


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Speech-Language Pathologist

Cynthia Pollard MS, CCC-SLP


Hi, my name is Cynthia Pollard and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton and my Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Northridge. I have worked in many settings, including public schools, home based therapy, and outpatient clinics. I love the field of speech-language pathology and feel blessed to work with children.


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Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Bryce Gohn BA,SLPA


Hi, my name is Bryce Gohn and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. I received my Associates in Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Estrella Mountain Community College. After my Associates I pursued my Bachelors in Psychology and Speech at Arizona State University. I became a speech therapist because of my love for children, sign language, and, my brother who is autistic.


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Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Jessica Ruiz SLP-A


Hi, my name is Jessica Ruiz, AKA Jess and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. I received my Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Speech Language Pathology Assistant degree at EMCC in Avondale, Arizona. I have been in the field for four years, and have been working with individuals with special needs for over fourteen years. Originally, I wanted to be a special education teacher, but speech therapy won over my heart. I am a passionate and animated therapist who strives to create a fun learning environment tailored to each patient’s needs.


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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Todd Deminsky COTA/L


Hi, my name is Todd Deminsky and I am a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brown Mackie College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Having been a patient of Occupational Therapy as a young adult for years, I have a deep and personal understanding of what it is like to lose one’s independence in most aspects of life. I have truly been blessed and extremely fortunate to be in a position where I now get to instill HOPE, RESILIENCE, DETERMINATION, and COURAGE in the lives of children through the engagement in meaningful ADL’s regardless of any physical or mental limitations a child may have.


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Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Lora Stolz BS,SLPA


Hi, my name is Lora Stolz and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a BS in elementary education. I was an elementary teacher for 8 years in Northwestern Arizona and then I was a stay at home mom for 11 years. I went back to school to become an SLPA in 2013 at Estrella Mountain Community College and worked one year as that in a school setting, then taught 3rd grade last year at Imagine Rosefield. I found a love for speech therapy when my younger son needed early intervention and speech from ages 2-5.


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Speech-Language Pathologist

Leandra Batterman M.Ed., CCC-SLP


Hi, my name is Lea Batterman, AKA Lea and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I received my Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my Masters of Education in Communication Disorders from North Carolina Central University. I have worked in schools, home-based, and clinic settings. I discovered my passion for speech-language pathology while working with children with autism.


LATEST NEWS

Read our latest news from the company or general medical news. Feel free to ask questions in comments for any news you find interesting.

September 7, 2018by Angela Hansen

Understanding the difference between reinforcement and punishment – When we think of the word reinforcement it is most likely looked at in a negative connotation; however, it didn’t start off that way! Kids thrive off of structure and rules. Yes, they like rules –even when they are not excited that dinner comes before dessert. Our […]

May 14, 2018by Angela Hansen

It’s Better Speech and Hearing Month and we want to Spot Light another one of our Amazing Speech Therapist!! Kristina Burnham is our Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Therapist. She is also our Speech Department Director. Kristina graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Sciences and a Master of Science in […]

May 11, 2018by Angela Hansen

It’s Better Speech & Hearing Month and we want to Spot Light one of our Amazing Speech Therapist!! Cynthia Pollard is one of our Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton and her Master of Science Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Northridge. […]


INSURANCE PARTNERS

We currently accept the following Insurance plans:

Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Aetna
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Arizona CRS
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Care 1st
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Cigna
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Arizona CMDP
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Health Net Federal Services
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Mercy Care Plan
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Southwest Service Administrators
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts tricare
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts united healthcare
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INSURANCE DISCLAIMER

FOR ALL PATIENTS

All insurance information must be disclosed at the time of service. If a patient is covered by one or more insurance plans, it is necessary to provide that information immediately. Any insurance information that is not provided to us within a timely manner that results in non-covered charges will become patient/parent responsibility to pay. Any balance your insurance applies to patient responsibility will be billed to you. For more details, please contact your insurance company.




CONTACT DETAILS


(623) 900-7824

office@sonoransuntherapy.com

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Clinic Hours:

Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday
Closed

Careers

At Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy we consider our staff members as family. Are you looking to join a therapy team to help improve the lives of as many children as possible, while working in a positive work place with ethical values? If so, please click on the link below to see if any current therapist or support staff positions are available.

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