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2740 College Avenue 

Conway, AR 72034 

501.329.5459

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1900 Aldersgate Road 

Little Rock, AR 72205 

501.821.5459

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301 N Sidney Ave 

Russellville, AR 72801 

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1540 Country Club

Sherwood, AR 72120 

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In The News

17th
Aug

Pediatrics Plus announced that three of its physical therapists—Leah Lowe, Tara Reckert and Brittany Sexson—have received the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Pediatrics Specialist Certification. As of June 2015, there were only 1,485 pediatrics specialists nationwide.
10th
May

Congratulations to Brittany Simmons who has coauthored a pilot study comparing print and cursive handwriting of 5th and 6th graders. Brittany is an Occupational Therapist at our Conway location.

17th
Dec

Located at 2740 College Avenue, our newly renovated facility will combine all of our services from both our Club Lane and College Avenue facilities. Our new facility will better meet the needs of our current families by offering one, centralized location with new specialized space and equipment, resources, and enhanced services. Keep reading to learn more about what our new facility has to offer!

2nd
Nov

Trisha Hagge M.A. CCC-SLP, speech therapist at Pediatrics Plus, has been hard at work informing and serving the public! Recently, she presented at a local school for the kindergarten through 5th grade students (nearly 300 children) on noise induced hearing loss prevention. Additionally, Ms. Hagge serves on an Early Hearing Detection & Intervention committee that is working diligently to determine the best way to assure that children with hearing loss in the state of Arkansas are appropriately monitored and receive the most optimal early intervention servcies. Ms. Hagge serves a vital roles here at Pediatrics Plus and is striving to meet the needs of our community as well!
2nd
Nov

Congratulations to Leah Lowe PT, DPT, PhD, physical therapist and coordinator of research and professional relations at Pediatrics Plus, on her recent publication in Pediatric Physical Therapy. The article, Body Weight Support Treadmill Training for Children With Developmental Delay Who Are Ambulatory, is the culmination of Dr. Lowe's dissertation work at the University of Central Arkansas and is co-authored by her PhD mentor, Dr. Charlotte Yates, and mentor and committee member, Dr. Amy Gross McMillan. The randomized control trial examines the effect of a brief, high-intensity body weight support treadmill program on gait and gross motor development in children (2-5 years old) with developmental delay who are ambulatory. The summarized findings are reported on the Our Research page here. Dr. Lowe was also featured on the journal's podcast discussing her article and its implications regarding the topic of dosing in pediatric physical therapy. Drs. Lowe and Yates will begin data collection on an additional study utilizing body weight support treadmill training at Pediatrics Plus in the next few months.
9th
Oct

Brittany Simmons and several of her graduate school classmates completed a pilot study that will be published in the “Open Journal of Occupational Therapy” sometime in the Spring of 2016.  The study, "The Comparison of Print and Cursive Handwriting in Fifth and Sixth Grade Students: A Pilot Study” ( Anne H. Zachry, Allison P. Doan, Stephanie B. Lancaster, Brittany Simmons, Cary Smith, and Jaclyn N. Wicker), compares the speed (and other factors) of print and cursive handwriting.  The idea for the study was born out of concern that the public schools are moving away from teaching cursive writing.

Brittany is an occupational therapist at Pediatrics Plus and a graduate of the University of TN Health Science Center in Memphis. Congratulations Brittany!

21st
Sep

Community Connections will kick off its fall extra-curricular programs for children with special needs and their families on Tuesday, September 22.

The programs, which are free of charge, will include theatre, music, art, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts, golf programs and an autism workshop.

“We believe ALL children deserve the opportunity to play sports and participate in the arts,” said Courtney Leach, director of Community Connections. “We adapt our programs for individual needs and utilize buddies to accommodate children so they can experience success and being part of a team.”

16th
Sep

Partnerships with ZERO TO THREE and Highlights for Children, Inc will provide resources to encourage parents and caregivers to talk and engage in conversations about developmentally appropriate math concepts with their children

NEW YORK – Today, Too Small to Fail announced an expansion of its current work on early language and brain development to include a focus on early math. This includes new partnerships with and resources for parents and caregivers from ZERO TO THREE and Highlights.

Research has found that a strong understanding of early math concepts predicts both a child’s future math and literacy skills, and that the roots of early math skills begin developing from birth, through a young child’s everyday play and interactions with parents and caregivers.

27th
Aug

On September 25th, Pediatrics Plus will host a seminar entitled "The Power of Play".  Our guest speaker will be Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC-SLP.  Cari is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University in 1993 and her Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995.  Cari's area of specialty is in working exclusively with young children ages birth to five and their families.  She strives to be a well-rounded therapist and firmly believes in assessing and treating the whole child.  Cari is a therapist, a consultant and a nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most…TALK! Therapists from all disciplines will benefit from the information provided in Cari’s seminars.
27th
Aug

The Conway Pediatrics Plus Developmental Preschool is proud to announce the implementation of a second specialty classroom focused on Autism. The class will serve eight children ages 3-5 with three teachers and a dedicated classroom occupational therapist and speech language pathologist.  The classroom will function similarly to our current classrooms as outlined here in previous editions of the pulse.  At Pediatrics Plus we are devoted to serving our children with Autism and their families.  The Autism Classroom has proven to be a tremendously successful endeavor providing a more optimal environment for these amazing kiddos to more fully realize their potential.  We are very excited to be expanding our ability to provide this service in two classrooms and look forward to continued success for these children.
27th
Jul

Laura Weigt MS, OTR/L, Social Emotional Classroom Supervisor and Behavioral Consultant, is now credentialed as an instructor in Safety Care. Safety Care is a curriculum that is used to provide staff with the skills and strategies necessary to allow them to safely support individuals who may exhibit aggressive or destructive behaviors. 

10th
Jun

Reach Out and Read is a national, non-proftit organization that promotes early literacy by making books and reading aloud part of pediatric primary care.

In May, Pediatrics Plus owner, Amy Denton, was named to the Board of Directors for the Arkansas chapter of Reach Out and Read. Amy is passionate about early literacy and the developmental benefits our state's children will receive from organizations like Reach Out and Read.

2nd
Jun

Leah Lowe
Leah Lowe Phd, DPT has been afforded the opportunity to attend "PT Day on Capitol Hill" in Washington D.C. She will be joining physical therapists from Arkansas and across the nation to rally for health care reform that will benefit our patients and the PT profession. Leah has the honor of bringing pediatric concerns to the forefront of the nation's health care agenda as well as through follow-up correspondence with state legislators. Congratulations Leah, we know you will represent Pediatrics Plus well!
29th
May

The University of Central Arkansas Service Learning program recognized Pediatrics Plus as a Community Learning Partner of the Year nominee at a banquet hosted at UCA’s Brewer Hegeman Conference Center on the evening of April 21. The program partners with over 65 community organizations to provide service learning opportunities for UCA students. Pediatrics Plus is a proud member and supporter of this program and will continue to be an institute focused on education and professional development for both students and professionals in the field.

18th
May

go baby goIn May, Pediatrics Plus had the privilege of hosting Go Baby Go, a nationwide research program, to help families and clinicians build retrofitted ride-on-cars for children with disabilities.

The hands-on workshop was designed to benefit children from birth to age three with spina bifida, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and other complex medical needs.

8th
Apr

The International Society for Autism Research hosts the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) each spring.  This year, two members of our occupational therapy team, Lynne Hollaway and Mary Garlington, collaborated with researchers from Sonoma University and the University of Central Arkansas to present the findings from a one-year study entitled Clinical Utility of the Relationship Development Assessment-Research Version (RDA-RV) for Children With Autism in a Preschool Setting at IMFAR 2015.  The work done through this project has helped to establish the foundation necessary to use the RDA-RV in the preschool cohort which will further contribute to future investigations examining the effects of Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) with larger sample sizes. Congratulations to Lynne and Mary on this exciting work!
8th
Apr

Pediatrics Plus is excited to announce that our Conway location will be undergoing a major renovation and expansion in 2015! As the needs of our families and staff have grown, we have realized the need for additional space and resources. We will be adding 20,000 square feet, a new state of the art playground, and additional parking.