Therapies we specialize in

Here at Mariposa we provide a variety of speech, language, and occupational therapy services for children, adolescents and adults with a range of disabilities. Read below for more details

Speech And Language Therapy:

Our speech therapy staff at Mariposa come from diverse clinical backgrounds and experiences. We strive to assign therapists that are well suited to each individual client’s needs. Speech therapy is provided in either our Tempe clinic setting or at a client’s home with a certified speech-language therapist. Families are always encouraged to be an active part of our therapy sessions in order to best carryover activities and skills outside of the therapy sessions.

  • Play Based Therapy
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Articulation and Speech Sound Disorders
  • Expressive & Receptive Language Delays
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Dyslexia/Reading Intervention
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Social Communication Skills
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • ADHD & Executive Functioning
Physical Therapy:

Mariposa offers evaluations and treatment specializing in developmental, neuromuscular, and orthopedic physical therapy. Our team of physical therapists is dedicated to providing customized one-on-one care. We help children and adults build strength, mitigate pain, improve motor function, balance, and coordination to enable them to participate in desired age appropriate family and community activities. Our physical therapy programs can provide significant benefits for:

  • Neurological Conditions (e.g., stroke, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, etc.)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (e.g.,torticollis, amputation, toe walking)
  • Delayed Gross Motor
  • Autism
  • Gait Abnormalities
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Assessment for orthotics and equipment
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Posture Abnormalities
  • Sensory stimulation
Feeding & Picky Eaters:

Mariposa provides individual and group feeding therapy for children of all ages. We teach feeding by making it fun, not stressful and work to expand the child's food repertoire. Here's what we do and how we do it:

  • Get sensory systems ready to go through gross motor activities.
  • Oral motor skills like chew pattern
  • Sensory Exploration of Food
  • Tolerance using all senses.
  • Clean-up, working together, make meal-time fun.
  • Placement of food
  • Pocketing
  • Lip closure
  • Tongue Movement
  • Enjoyable, Fun Eating Experience - We Play in Our Food!
Summer Programs:

Mariposa is excited to announce that we will offer a variety of speech and language summer camps. Camps will be designed and supervised by Speech-Language Pathologists.These camps are intended to enhance and enrich speech, language, and social communication skills through fun and engaging activities.

Occupational Therapy:

Our occupational therapy staff at Mariposa come from diverse clinical backgrounds and experiences. When a therapist is assigned to your family we base that referral on the need of your child and the experience of the treating therapist in that area of need. Occupational therapy is provided in either in our Tempe clinic setting or at a clients’ home with a certified occupational therapist. Families are always encouraged to be an active part of our therapy sessions in order to best carryover activities and skills outside of the therapy sessions.

  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Gross Motor Coordination
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Handwriting
  • Feeding - Picky Eating
  • Visual Motor
  • Sensory & Sensory Processing
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Muscle Strengthening
  • Self-Regulation
School Age Services:

Mariposa therapists are experts at connecting with school-aged children. Together with the family and school team, our therapists work to identify and target academic and social areas of need, empower students with self-advocacy skills, and build confidence leading to success in all areas of life. Our range of therapy services for school-age children, adolescents, and young adults are provided in either our Tempe clinic setting or in your home with a certified professional. Additionally, our adolescent and young adult clients are a critical part of the team. Our therapists work directly with them to identify strengths, weaknesses, and top goals. Social skills group sessions are offered to facilitate carryover of activities and skills.

  • Articulation and Speech Sound/Language Disorders
  • Social Skills & Groups
  • Dyslexia
  • Reading & Spelling Intervention
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Study Skills, Test Prep & Homework Support
  • Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
  • Executive Functioning Disorders & ADHD
  • Fluency & Stuttering
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parent Education:

Parents are the most important part of what we do! Our parents are our partners in the process of learning and growing. We work together to provide the best path for your child and family. When you begin services or parent education with Mariposa you are a part of the team. Having parents that trust us with their most prized possession is priceless and we do not take that for granted. We work hard to provide the best parent education possible and if we don't have the answer, we are able to provide resources that do. If you are looking for some guidance in parenting or child development, you've found the right spot! Give us a call, we would love to help!

Take a peek at our new clinic

Mariposa’s state-of-the-art  clinic facility in Tempe provides  a fun and safe space to grow, by offering  the best facilities and most innovative treatments all under the guidance of skilled speech and occupational therapists.