Therapy Builders, LLC promises to assist our clients with communication needs by providing exceptional individualized services to increase clients’ ability to interact with and enjoy the people and world around them through functional communication. Therapy Builders respects the unique needs of each client and appreciates how communication needs may change from one environment to another. From the ability to connect with others through conversation or to be able to alert those around us of our needs, each communication skill will be treated as paramount to the success and well-being of the individual client.
What to Expect
Pre-service orientation just means that you will have the opportunity to meet with us before services are presented. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to ask questions and express your concerns, and your child will have an opportunity to meet with his or her potential therapist. Our goal for this meeting is to make sure we have a good match for your child.
In most cases, an evaluation will be conducted to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your child in all areas of communication. This baseline data will be used to create SMART goals and will also drive treatment approaches. All evaluations are conducted by an AZ State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, or SLP, with national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Treatment and Home Program
Treatment will target skills identified as areas of need through evaluation. Goals will be written to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timed. Parents/Guardians will receive regular communication from the therapist regarding the progress of their child. Therapists will also assist parents/guardians with the implementation of a Home Program. The Home Program empowers parents/guardians to support their child with his or her goals in the home and community.
Therapists are encouraged to communicate with parents/guardians after each session whenever possible regarding treatment and the Home Program. Formal progress reports, called Quarterly Therapy Progress Reports, are sent home and document specific progress towards goals.
Continuity of Services
With your authorization, we will communicate and collaborate with all of the professionals and agencies that provide services or supports for the benefit of your child.
Trace 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.
Trace began working at PUSD in both the elementary school and high school settings providing speech-language therapy services for students aged 5-22 in the general education population as well as for students in the school’s self-contained program for students with significant impairments secondary to autism and intellectual disabilities. During the summer months, Trace was a member of the Extended School Year program team, providing compensatory speech services for students at Canyon Elementary school. He currently services students at Parkridge Elementary and Liberty High School. During that time, Trace was also providing in-home speech-language therapy services for individuals aged 3-22 with a variety of disabilities including cognitive disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism with various private sectors working with the Department of Developmental Disabilities.
Trace 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 North West Phoenix area.