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Holistic Myofunctional, Speech, and Feeding Therapy in the Phoenix, AZ area
Virtual therapy services available throughout Arizona

Phoenix Speech Therapy
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WHAT IS MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY?

Juniper Speech Therapy is a private practice in Phoenix, AZ that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD).  An OMD can affect a child's ability to speak, eat, breathe, and sleep effectively.  Myofunctional Therapy aims to strengthen oral musculature, correct swallow patterns, achieve nasal breathing patterns, and improve speech intelligibility.  

I believe in finding the ROOT CAUSE of your child's oral dysfunction.  I assess all aspects of speech, feeding, swallowing, and breathing to determine the best treatment plan for your child.  I believe in treating the WHOLE child, not just the symptoms.  My goal is to support you and to help your child GROW and THRIVE!  

SERVICES PROVIDED

MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY

Tongue Thrust

Oral Rest Position

Nasal Breathing

Tongue Ties

FEEDING THERAPY

Picky Eating

Food Aversions

Oral Motor Therapy

Mealtime Coaching

SPEECH THERAPY

Articulation
Apraxia
Language Delay
Cognition

VIRTUAL THERAPY and PARENT COACHING

Virtual therapy in the comfort of your own home.  No traveling or getting stuck in traffic.  Flexible scheduling without any time spent in a waiting room.  Kids love the engaging, online therapy activities!

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ABOUT ME

My name is Julie Mercadante and I am a licensed and ASHA-certified Speech-Language Pathologist and the owner of Juniper Speech Therapy, LLC in Phoenix, AZ.  I am a holistic Speech-Language Pathologist and feel that it is important to look at the WHOLE body when treating Myofunctional, Speech and Feeding Disorders.  I look forward to getting to help your child grow and thrive!

I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 25 years and have gained extensive experience from working in multiple settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, and now private practice.  I continue to expand my experience and knowledge through ongoing continuing education courses that focus on Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders and Feeding Disorders to best serve your child.

ABOUT JUNIPER SPEECH THERAPY

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Other forms of payment include cash, check, credit card, or HSA card.  We are private pay only at this time but can provide an invoice to submit to your insurance if needed.  As a vendor through AZ ESA, we can accept direct payment through Classwallet.

SERVICE DELIVERY

Speech, Feeding, and Myofunctional Evaluations and Therapy can be provided in your home or community, virtually, or as a hybrid of both!  Depending on your location and needs, we can work together to find the best options for all of us.

THERAPY FOR ALL AGES!

Myofunctional Therapy can benefit people of all ages!  We have an Early Intervention Mini Myo Program for ages 2-5, traditional Myofunctional Therapy for ages 6 and up through adult.  Everyone can benefit from improved breathing, sleeping, and more!

"Julie helped diagnose and treat my son's Myofunctional Disorder and we couldn't be more grateful that he can finally breathe, eat, and sleep so much better!"

Heather M., Phoenix, AZ

"Julie helped to change the lives of our picky eater and our entire family!  Her feeding program was thorough and so effective!"

Sarah D., Charleston, SC

"We are so happy we found Julie and that she was able to provide speech therapy to our son.  He has made so much progress and loves his time with Miss Julie!"

Amanda L., Sedona, AZ

Julie Mercadante, MA/CCC-SLP

815-514-5500

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