Therapy is provided as an on-site program for children to maximize each individual’s highest potential. Evaluations are conducted with the referral from a primary physician, and we develop individualized plans to address specific client needs. Occupation, physical, and speech-language therapists are licensed and highly trained to provide one-on-one services to qualifying individuals and their families.


Occupational therapy (OT) assists people to function as effectively as possible in their everyday environments. Therapists work to improve sensory integration, fine and visual motor development, social interaction, and self-help deficits, which could affect learning skills. Therapists are also skilled in hand splinting and the Snoezelen Treatment Approach.


Physical therapy (PT) treats individuals with motor, neuromuscular, and vestibular delays. Therapists provide treatment involving neuro-development therapy, e-stim and muscle reeducation, coordination/balance training, play-based therapeutic exercise, functional movement activities, and gait training. They also assist in obtaining orthotic casting and adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, positioning systems, seats, etc.). 


Speech-language Pathology (SLP) works to improve a person’s ability to communicate in their environment. Therapy addresses the improvement of speech sound production, reading, aural rehabilitation, understanding and expressing language to communicate and learn, and oral motor strategies to improve swallowing/feeding deficits. SLP also evaluates and trains clients to use alternative communication systems if needed.


UCP of Arkansas offers a wide array of services including preschool services at our Butterfly Learning Center (BLC);  therapy services such as on-site programs that include occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology; Alternative Community Service Program, also known as Medicaid Waiver; and nursing services to assist clients and their staff with training, monitoring, and resources.

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