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


Our team takes pride in helping your children grow


we provide compassionate care and hope to help every child


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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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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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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Our team of physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who evaluate and treat gross motor coordinative disorders as well as equipment needs of children.
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Patient Portal

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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


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

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Feeding Therapy


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


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

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Physical Therapy


After an injury, physical therapists are often able to relieve pain and help children resume daily activities. …

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Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy


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.


Mon – Thur
8 AM – 6 PM
8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Closed July 4th 2024

Occupational & Feeding Therapist

Allison Heitzinger MS, OTR/L

My name is Allison Heitzinger.

I am a mama to 4 littles and an Occupational and Feeding Therapist. I received a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Seattle University in 2011 and my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University in 2014. I have been in private practice working alongside families in Arizona ever since. I enjoy the opportunity to come alongside families and help their children reach their full potential through building their confidence, skills, knowledge, and functional capabilities. When I am not in the clinic I am joyfully in the trenches of motherhood and love to bake, play games, garden, hike, run, and try new adventures.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Melissa McCormick COTA/L

My name is Melissa McCormick.

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. I have been working with children my entire life. From helping my mother raise my siblings, helping my aunt with her foster children, being a live-in nanny through my teen years as well as working with children with special needs at my church and for the school district, not to mention raising 2 amazing boys of my own. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband Paul and my 2 boys Hunter and Blake. I also enjoy playing with my 2 dogs (Jade and Bear), my chickens (too many to list all their names), and gardening on my little farm.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Cynthia Pollard Schmidt MS, CCC-SLP

Hi, my name is Cynthia Schmidt 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.

Occupational Therapist

Mackenzie Haney MOT, OTR/L

My name is Mackenzie Haney, I am a passionate Occupational Therapist with a heart for children and families.  2021 graduate of Midwestern University with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, I have dedicated my career to helping children reach their full potential.
With experience at North Valley Pediatric Therapy and a DMI introductory level A certification, I am committed to providing exceptional care. I believe in making therapy enjoyable, collaborating closely with families to ensure lasting progress.
Beyond my work, I find joy in outdoor adventures. When I am not helping kids thrive, you can find me on the water, wake surfing and soaking up the sun. I am also a board game enthusiast and I am currently training my dog to be a therapy companion.

Physical Therapist

Allison Wean PT, DPT

Hi, my name is Allison Wean

I graduated from Nazareth College, in 2018 with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I have worked in multiple in-patient and out-patient settings in the past, but now focus on working with children at Sonoran Sun. I truly enjoy teaching and assisting children in reaching new achievements and abilities. From those learning to crawl and walk and those recovering from a surgery or injury. In my free time, I love hiking with my dog, traveling, and exploring the Arizona.

Physical Therapist

Hannah Raby PTA

Hi, my name is Hannah and I am a Physical Therapist Assistant. Ever since I was little I’ve always wanted to work in the healthcare field. I also have a passion for working with children. I found my passion in Physical Therapy almost 4 years ago in a pediatric clinic. I was fortunate enough to get into a wonderful college, Pima Medical Institute, in 2017 and began my journey. I also have a deep love for the Theatre and enjoy singing and dancing in my spare time. I am hoping to incorporate singing and dancing with my treatments. I love working with kids to help them work towards their goals, so they can have the most fulfilling life possible!

Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

Jenna Man -SLPA

Hi, I’m Ms. Jenna.
SLPA since 2019.
It’s not every person who discovers what they want to be when they grow up in their 40’s. But it sure was me! Helping children communicate their wants, needs and feelings gives me joy every day.
After years in Sales management and more years as a mom, I found my calling. Going back to school in your 40’s is no joke. It was worth every moment. I love my work and helping the families at Sonoran sun

Patient Care Coordinator

Rachel Perez

My name is Rachel Perez.
I am happy to say I am the Patient Care Coordinator here at Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy. I was born in Pennsylvania, my family moved to Arizona when I was just 3 years old. I am married, with 2 daughters and 2 sons, as well as 2 grandbabies. I love to work with children. I worked in a developmental preschool for 10 years before joining the Sonoran Sun team. I enjoy spending time with my family, whether it’s a summer trip or just having dinner together.

Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow

Kendall Lohman MS, CF-SLP

Hi, my name is Kendall Lohman,
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow here at Sonoran Sun. I previously was a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant since 2016 and have worked in various settings such as out-patient clinics, public schools as well as home based therapy as an SLPA. I continued to work as an SLPA while I was going to graduate school to receive my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology. In 2022, I then received my Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and then started my clinical fellowship here at Sonoran Sun. I really wanted to be able to help make a difference in people’s lives with the most basic skill everyone deserves to have, communication. Everyone deserves a voice and what better way than to work in the field of Speech-Language Pathology! In my free time I love to workout at the gym, hiking, gardening, getting to travel to new places and exploring new adventures.

Speech-Language Pathologist, Assistant

Sarah Madder SLPA

Hi, my name is Sarah Madder and I am a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Arizona State University. After teaching elementary education for 7 years, I went back to school to become an SLPA at Estrella Mountain Community College. I love working with kids and making therapy fun!


Occupational Therapist

Caitlin Hansen MOT, OTR/L

Hi, my name is Caitlin Hansen,

I am an Occupational Therapist. I have  a Master of Occupational Therapy degree and Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Florida. I love getting to work with kids and help support their engagement in the activities that are most important to them and their family!

Speech-Language Pathologist

Sandra Fitzgerald, SLP

Hi my name is Sandra,

I received my Bachelors of Applied Science and my Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.  I have been working in the field of Speech-Language Pathology for 26 years.  My experience ranges from schools, home health, hospital, inpatient, and outpatient settings.  I absolutely love my career!!!   I feel truly blessed helping clients/families communicate their wants and needs in a  meaningful way.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my dogs (Smokey & Buddy), watching movies, going to the gym, and being with my family.

Speech-Language Pathologist

Amanda Rhodes, SLP

Hi! My name is Amanda Rhodes

I am a Speech Language Pathologist. I received both my B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences and my M.S. in Communication Disorders at Arizona State University. Working with children has always been such a joy for me and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside families and their children to help them grow! 


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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
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Cigna
Sonoran Sun Pediatric Therapy accepts Arizona CMDP
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



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.


Clinic Hours:

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


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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