LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 6, 2012) - Committed to providing exceptional services for families and children with disabilities and developmental delays, Pediatrics Plus celebrated on December 6, with a grand opening of its new 31,000-square-foot facility.
The Honorable Governor Mike Beebe served as the special keynote speaker, and was joined by Little Rock's Mayor Mark Stodola and Pediatrics Plus staff. A ribbon-cutting ceremony immediately followed.
"For the last 10 years, Pediatrics Plus has focused on improving the lives of children and their families with the goal of empowering children to lead independent, productive, and fulfilling lives," said Amy Denton, owner of Pediatrics Plus. "We are excited to bring this vision and so many opportunities to enhance our services with our new Little Rock facility."
The $7.2 million project will be able to serve over 400 children with special needs and developmental delays and their families. The 31,000-square-foot Pediatrics Plus facility houses 11 large, fully equipped classrooms; a full commercial kitchen; a library; a fully equippednurse's office; two multi-sensory accessible playgrounds; an 1,800-square-foot education and training room; and, access to more than 15,000 square feet ofstate-of-the-art therapy space and equipment, including four therapy gyms, a feeding lab, an Activities of Daily Living Suite, and 23 private treatment rooms.
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In addition, the facility also features a Lite Gait Treadmill System, which is a state-of-the-art gait training system that helps children with weight bearing, posture, and balance, while allowing the therapist to facilitate appropriate movement patterns in a child's gait. Pediatrics Plus is the only private therapy provider in Arkansas to offer this kind of device.
"Our mission is to provide exceptional services for families and children with diverse abilities in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment," said Denton. "This new facility will allow us to address the individual and specialized needs of each and every child referred to our program while also building a lasting legacy and positive future for the children and families of central Arkansas."
Located at 1900 Aldersgate Road, the new facility will also offer specialty classrooms for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and social-emotional delays. Additionally, the new development offers outpatient therapy services that will serve children from birth to 21 years of age who have special needs, developmental delays, gross, fine motor and/or speech impairments, as well as any other impairment presented for which therapy is medically necessary.