in-home therapy

therapy builders

Leading with neurodivergence and providing the foundation for success.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional pediatric therapy services in the comfort of your own home. Our experienced therapists are here to support your child's development, tailoring personalized treatment plans to meet their unique needs.We offer the following services:

  • Speech Therapy, including therapists trained in Gestalt Language Processing

  • Feeding Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

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our offerings

  • Speech Therapy, including therapists trained in Gestalt Language Processing

  • Feeding Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

our mission

We promise to assist our clients with their physical and cognitive needs by providing exceptional individualized services to increase their ability to interact with and enjoy the people and world around them.Therapy Builders respects the unique needs of each client and appreciates how personal abilities and challenges may change from one environment to another. From the ability to connect with others to navigating and manipulating items, each skill will be treated as paramount to the success and well-being of the individual client.Therapy Builders is striving to adopt neurodiverse practices that support:

  • Working with the holistic interests of the client.

  • Intrinsic motivators.

  • Relationship building, including rapport and trust.

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neurodivergence

Why is it important to be affirming in Neurodiversity?Diversity and differences in how we operate in this world is what makes each individual unique. Leading with neurodivergence provides many benefits, such as:

  • Empowers clients and families.

  • Helps clients understand and advocate for their needs.

  • Produces positive outcomes through understand differences, education and self-advocacy.

gestalt langauge processing

Gestalt Language Processing is a form of language acquisition, or development, that moves from whole, memorized phrases to single (and often isolated) words.Predictable stages within this start with "gestalt-forms." These Gestalts may come from movies, videos, or anything of interest to the individual. At times, the production of these forms end with novel utterances (ASHA, 2023).We are proud to say we have 4 therapists that are Gestalt Language Processing & NLA Trained.

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coverage & eligibility

A) Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)A developmental disability is a disability that develops during childhood and impacts the child’s development. Some people are born with developmental disabilities, while others develop them during early childhood. Causes are not always known, but may include: injuries, genetics, medical issues or toxins. Arizona’s definition of developmental disability is broken down into four diagnoses:

  • Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Cognitive Disability

  • Epilepsy


B) Empowerment Scholarship Fund (ESA)The Empowerment Scholarship Account program is administered by the Arizona Department of Education and funded by the state. The program gives parents the freedom to choose the best education for their child. Within the program, Parents can use ESA dollars to pay for their child’s needs related to speech therapy services.The average ESA amount is $5,000. A student with special needs receives a higher amount based on the student’s IEP eligibility category. Parents receive the ESA funds on a prepaid debit card and must complete an expense report quarterly.Students cannot receive School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credit scholarships while participating in the Empowerment Scholarship Account Program.


C) Out Of Pocket (OOP)Out of pocket options are given to families that are able to pay their own way for services.

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our team

A) Administration

Team MemberRole
Trace Jahner, CCC-SLPCCC-SLP; Founder and CEO
Carly Jahner, M. S.Ed certFounder and Director of Operations
Bella Sium, M. EdDirector of Therapy and Professional Development
Jordyn JensenDirector of Operations Assistant
Reigh BraatenClient and Family Relations
Julie HurbyPayroll Specialist

B) Speech TherapySpecialized therapists:

TherapistSpecialty
Betsy Hill, CCC-SLPSpecialist in Feeding Therapy, SOS Trained, Myofunctional Therapy Trained, ACE awards from ASHA, Published Abstracts and Articles in Various Juried Journals, 40+ years experience
Sheri Jahner, CCC-SLPGestalt Language Processing & NLA Trained, PROMPT certified, Executive Function Trained, Feeding Therapy, 30+ years experience
Jenny Mendez, M. Ed, CCC-SLPMaster of Education, Expert in Telehealth Therapy, 28+ years experience
Eileena Gao, CCC-SLPGestalt Language Processing & NLA Trained
Louise Koziol, CCC-SLPExpert in Telehealth Therapy, Feeding Therapy
Anelisse Guler, SLP-AGestalt Language Processing & NLA Trained, Bilingual English/Spanish
Elysa De La Torre, SLP-AGestalt Language Processing & NLA Trained, Bilingual English/Spanish
Lizzette Pasallo, SLP-APassion in Advocating for the Spanish Community, Bilingual English/Spanish
Irasema Stutz, SLP-ARemote Therapy in Sahuarita, Bilingual English/Spanish
Mason Drajer, SLP-AFeeding Therapy
Robin Birkmann, SLP-AFeeding Therapy
April Silvas, SLP-AGestalt Language Processing & NLA interest & philosophy
Elizabeth DiCola, CCC-SLPJesse Valle, CCC-SLP
Amanda Good, CCC-SLPAshleigh Burgess, CCC-SLP
Veronica Leon, SLP-CFYRosann Romero, SLPA
Brooke Beauchamp, SLP-ACarson Anway, SLP-A
Monique Lomas, SLP-ANaytrice Carlton, SLP-A
Meredith Singleton, SLP-AKylie Lombardi, SLP-A
Alexis Ahumada, SLP-APosition open

C) Occupational TherapySpecialized therapists:

TherapistSpecialty
Haley Bodea, OTD, OTR/LDoctorate in Occupational Therapy, Tiny Home Therapy
Barbaraann Dausand, OTR/L19+ years experience
Khushboo Gajjar, OTR/LMorgan Gonzales, COTA
Jenifer Joachim, COTALeanna Hammett, COTA

D) Physical Therapy

Lisa Bries, PTEric Moore, PTA

contact

We are proud to serve families across the Arizona valley and Tucson.Contact us today to inquire about services.Please note, our inquiry is important to us. We receive a high volume of inquiries daily, and therefore, our waitlists are extensive. We will do our best to get back to you within a timely manner.Line 1 - 602-851-7796
Line 2 - 651-354-1155
Fax - 480-771-5570

admin@therapybuildersaz.com

Office Hours:Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

careers

Therapy Builders is looking for professionals in the field to join our team of excellence.We pride ourselves on carefully selecting professionals who fit our company, focusing on skill sets; passion, positivity, community, and being part of a bigger purpose.Apply today through our email:

admin@therapybuildersaz.com

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our story

Trace Jahner is an SLP, CEO, and Founder of Therapy Builders.A) EducationTrace received his Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from Minnesota State University.He went on to work part-time as an intern with a school-based speech language pathologist (SLP) in the Bemidji School District in Bemidji, MN before beginning to work on his Master’s in Speech Language Pathology through Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, AZ.He completed two clinical practicums through the Peoria Unified School District (PUSD), as well as a clinical externship in Surprise, AZ, graduating with his Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology.B) SpecializationsTrace has significant experience working in the field of speech-language therapy, servicing students with communication needs including: receptive/expressive language, articulation, fluency, social-pragmatic language, and AAC.He has also worked in a number of specialized programs within the Peoria Unified School District including the Adult Training Center, Positive Behavior Supports program, the Kindergarten Extended School Year program, and the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) program for those with intellectual and multiple disabilities.Trace started Therapy Builders, LLC in 2017, and looks forward to providing in-home therapy services to members in the valley and expanding to Tucson as well.

thank you

Thank you for your message.Please note, our inquiry is important to us. We receive a high volume of inquiries daily, and therefore, our waitlists are extensive. We will do our best to get back to you within a timely manner.