Children who are picky eaters or have other types of feeding disorders can benefit from feeding therapy. Claire Erickson is a Speech and Language Pathologist at Mariposa Therapy Services who specializes in helping picky eaters. Claire says parents often seek help for children who were previously good eaters and will now only eat limited types
For the past two years, COVID-19 has impacted how students learn and how parents expose their children to social situations. The pandemic necessitated school closures, online learning, limited playgroups and masked faces in our communities. As a result, children of all ages have suffered from social limitations that were deemed necessary to contain the spread
Many people don’t realize that physical therapy can help with vertigo. Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness or spinning that we all feel at least occasionally, but it can become a serious and debilitating problem. If that happens, physical therapy can help those who suffer recover and improve their quality of life. Many people seek
Mariposa Therapy is dedicated to training and mentoring clinicians because we know how important it is for therapists to feel supported and connected with their colleagues. This is why we proudly offer a substantial Clinical Fellowship (CF) program that helps new Speech/Language Pathologists transition from graduate school to the working world. One of our new
Advice from a Senior SLP: Finding your First Therapist Job By Kristin Blanchard It’s your last semester of graduate school and you’ve completed exams. And now, there’s a flurry of chatter amongst your fellow “Type A” peers about their job hunt. Don’t panic! You’re in a great field and everyone, yes, everyone (even the person
Thank you, Ahwatukee Foothills News, for the great coverage of our amazing Founders, Kristin and Danielle. Hear their story about how they turned a “meeting of the moms” into a force for helping kids and adults with speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Read the full story here.
When your child starts having trouble pronouncing some words, or saying certain sounds, you might have to consider taking your child to see a speech therapist. But, what exactly do speech therapists help with exactly? Speech therapists, or speech pathologists, can help out with a variety of problems associated with children and their speech patterns.
It can be difficult to list specific speech problems with young children, as they are just learning to speak, but it is important to know what to expect. Children will commonly mispronounce words, or use certain letters in place of others, without there being any need for concern. In fact, many of these “issues” can