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Dana Hutchings, MS OTR/L, C/NDT
Program Director 

Dana is an Occupational Therapist as well as owner of Sunrise Therapy Services.   She has strived to build Sunrise on a reputation of honesty and excellent quality of services.  Dana received her Master of Science in Arizona at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She has over twelve years working with children birth to 18 years of age.  Dana is certified in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach for Pediatrics and has the one week certification in “NDT Approach to Baby Treatment” course with Louis Bly.  She is also certified provider in Myofascial Release, DIR floortime, Bal-A-Vis-X, Vision Intervention, Behavior Vision Concepts, ILS, Interactive Metronome, Vital Links, Theraputic Listening, and in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.  Dana passion and specialty is in the area of sensory processing disorder and has taken advanced mentorships with Lucy Miller at the Star Center. Dana has also completed the Arizona Early Intervention Program Standards of Practice Certification.   Dana Strives to enpower her staff and parents to create a sucessful Early Intervention Program.

 

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Rosemarie S.- B.S., Psych, DSI
Program Manager
Currently, Rosemarie serves on The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, which she was appointed to by Governor Jan Brewer in 2010, in addition she also serves on the Empowerment Committee. She brings her expertise and knowledge to empower a strong team. Training and leading in all areas of the AzEIP team base model and seeing her staff, parents and their children succeed in the AzEIP Program is her mantra.

 

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Nalley C. B.A . Child Development.
Administrative Assistant

Nallely has been working with children for 13 years.  Including two years working with children with sensory processing delays.  Nallely is now using her expertise in helping to guide and support the team in the office.

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Louise K. M.A.,CCC, SLP 
Speech-Language Pathologist

Louise is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

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Betsy G.. M.A., SLP 
Speech-Language Pathologist

Betsy is a speech-Language Pathologist.  She received her Master of Arts degree in Ohio from the Bowling Green State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree at Ohio State University.  She has been working with children birth to eighteen  for over thirty-five years.  Betsy is certified in the 8-week NDT course. She has had extensive training and experience in pediatric feeding, believing that every child and family deserves enjoyable mealtimes. Empowering caregivers through coaching and mutual collaboration treating the whole child and family through a holistic view. Heres to happy and healthy eating.

 

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Missy T. M.A.,CCC, SLP 
Speech-Language Pathologist

Missy is a licensed speech pathologist and feeding therapist who received her B.S. from the University of Arizona and Master’s degree from the University of Iowa.  Missy has been  providing therapy for children for 9 years.  She has worked in multiple settings including the school, hospital and home health setting including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where she received extensive training in pediatric feeding disorders.  Missy has been working with families in the home-based setting for the last 2 years and enjoys applying her knowledge and experience to a more holistic family-centered approach.  Her areas of interest include: pediatric feeding disorders, medical speech pathology, apraxia of speech, and early language development.

 

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Betsy H, M.A.,CCC, SLP 
Speech-Language Pathologist

Betsy is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her M.A. from Appalachian State University in Speech Therapy. 30 years experience working with children 0 to 5. Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Post Masters education from Case Western Reserve University in literacy. Undergraduate degree in Speech from The Ohio State University. Additional training in feeding, MBSS and FEES.

 

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AJ P, MSPT, NDT
Licensed Physical Therapist Lead 

AJ is certified, has been a physical therapist for 21 years, 17 of which was at Phoenix Children’s Hospital where she treated a wide variety of children with complex medical issues. She has extensive experience working with premature infants and multiples. AJ has also had extensive experience teaching at many levels including in Physical Therapy programs, physician resident education, families and colleagues.

 

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Cristina F. PT, DPT, C/NDT
Licensed Physical Therapist 

Cristina is a licensed physical therapist who received her Doctorate from Northern Arizona University.  She has over ten years of experience working with children birth to 18 years in both clinic-based and home-based settings.  Cristina is a certified provider of Neurodevelopmental Treatment for infants and children and has completed additional specialized training in the treatment of infants with torticollis.

 

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Julie W. M.S., PT
Licensed Physical Therapist 

Julie is a licensed physical therapist who received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Arizona State University and her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She has over 12 years experience working with children ages birth to 18 years in school, clinic and home-based settings. Julie has completed specialized training for Neurodevelopmental Treatment of infants from Lois Bly. She has completed educational coursework in the areas of neurological, orthopedic, and motor development disorders, sensory processing disorders and continues to maintain her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification. Julie enjoys using her knowledge and experience as both a therapist and a parent to guide the families she works with to always have hope and strive for highest potential outcomes by making daily, functional activities a part of the therapy process.
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Anna B, B.B.S., M.S.
Licensed Physical Therapist
Anna is a Licensed Physical Therapist who received her B.S. in Human Biology form Grand Canyon University and her M.S. in Physical Therapy from Arizona School of Health Science. Anna has provided physical therapy evaluations and on-going services since August 1999 in a variety of pediatric settings, including school systems, home and clinic based settings. Anna’s experience is working with individuals that range from special needs from birth to young adulthood. Completing a variety of educational courses addressing neurological, orthopedic cognitive and motor development disorders including Neurodevelopmental Treatment of the Infant and Young Child, Sensory Processing Disorder.

 

 

 

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Laurie W OTR/L
Licensed Occupational Therapist

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Colleen D B.A., LMSW, DSI
Licensed  Master Social Worker /Developmental Special Instructionist
Colleen is a social worker who received her master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She was specifically educated in mental health social work and has additional training in alcohol and drug counseling. She currently holds an LMSW license, and is actively pursuing clinical designation to practice at the highest therapeutic level. She has five years of experience primarily in hospital and pediatric social work. Colleen utilizes a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. Colleen enjoys working with the larger family unit in an effort to provide the best treatment for each child, understanding each families unique cultural, social, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

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Kathleen M., DSI
Developmental Special Instruction

Katie McGowan is a board certified music therapist who received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Arizona State University.  Katie has experience working individually and in group settings  in a variety of settings including preschools, community facilities, retirement homes, as well as both home and clinic based programs. Katie is also a registered teacher with Music Together of Phoenix which is a music program designed to develop not only basic musical competencies for infants and toddlers, but also to aid in the overall development of the child.  Katie finds great joy in providing families and caregivers with fun ideas for activities to help enhance a child’s learning and development as well as provide support and offer helpful resources.

 

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Ninfa C. DSI, B.S.
Developmental Special Instruction

Ninfa has been working with children and families for 20 yrs. During that time she has assisted in child development programs, coordinating family events through Parks and Recreation,  and teaching pre-school in a fully included classroom while receiving her Bachelor of Science in Child Development. She was first introduced to Early Intervention fifteen years ago, with the birth of her sister who has Down’s Syndrome.  From this experience, Ninfa became very passionate about early intervention and believes that  parents  are the first teachers of their children. When the family receive supports that embraces their family’s cultural concerns and lifestyles they can continue to grow and develop long after a provider is gone.

 

 

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Regina M. B.A. Social Work, DSI
Developmental Special Instruction

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