Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services, Inc.

 


Therapy Services

Lonoke Therapy StaffCabot Therapy Staff

The therapy services available at Building Bridges can make a big difference for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We also offer home and community-based waiver services, Autism waiver and outreach programs.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy assists children and adults in achieving their maximum potential by using therapeutic exercise techniques to improve range of motion, recovery of strength and endurance and to improve balance and coordination. Physical therapists also provide assistance on how to move independently, or with assistive devices (walkers, wheelchairs, crutches)

  • Acquisition of developmental milestones
  • Balance and coordination
  • Development of age-appropriate gross motor skills
  • Joint mobility and integrity
  • Posture, positioning and gait
Speech Therapy

Speech therapy focuses on articulation, expressive and receptive language, oral motor function, and enhancing communication skills. Speech and language development is the foundation for all academics. Speech communication is one of the most fundamental and important of human skills. It is essential to learning, playing and social interaction.

  • Sound production (articulation)
  • Receptive language skills (understanding and following direction)
  • Expressive language skills (putting words together, naming objects, etc.)
  • Social skills of language (turn taking, eye contact, reading facial expression)
  • Voice (quality, volume, pitch)
  • Fluency (speed of speech, stuttering)
  • Assistive communication (sign language)
  • Oral motor skills (movement of the tongue, teeth, lips, and jaw) and feeding
  • Sucking and swallowing disorders
Occupational Therapy

Your child's life is made of occupations, or everyday activities. These occupations include playing, learning, sleeping, interacting with friends,
getting dressed, and other daily activities. Many of us don't think about a child's daily occupations until he or she has challenges performing them. Occupational therapy supports people of all ages by
incorporating the occupations that are important to you or your child into the intervention process.

  • Self-care skills: dressing, feeding,
    grooming, bathing,
    toileting, etc.
  • Sensory Processing
    Skills & behavioral
    outcomes: vestibular,
    proprioceptive,
    visual, auditory,
    oral, touch/feel
    balance, etc.
  • Fine Motor skills: writing, cutting,
    drawing, games,
    puzzles, etc.


Meet the Therapy Staff

Tina Osburn

Tina Osburn,OTR/L

Therapy Coordinator

I have been a pediatric occupational therapist for 26 years. I have been with Building Bridges for 19 years. I am the therapy coordinator over both Cabot and Lonoke therapy departments. In my spare time, I enjoy spending it with my grown children and our dogs. I love the sun and beach!

Christy Zimmerman

Christy Zimmerman

Physical Therapist

I am Christy Zimmerman and I have been a physical therapist at LEDCC/Building Bridges in some capacity since January of 1990. I graduated from UCA in December of 1989 with my Bachelor’s degree and then received my Advanced Master’s in pediatric physical therapy several years later. I am married and my husband and I have two kids. I am thankful God chose me to work with the kids here at Building Bridges and I pray that I make a difference in the lives of our kids and families!

Melinda Grimes

Melinda Grimes

MS,PT

I have been a practicing Physical Therapist since 1994 and love what I get to do. I have been married for 24 years and we have three young adult children I am super proud of.

Holly Kerr

Holly Kerr

Physical Therapy Assitant

I graduated in 1985 from an accredited PTA school. I worked in many different healthcare settings because I was a military wife. While in England, I took a military Pediatric-specific class which I successfully graduated from. I will enjoy retirement soon. You may see me around if PT staffing is short.



Joanna Hanna

Joanna Hanna

Physical Therapist

I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas and have been a PT for 10 years. I live in Cabot with my husband of almost 15 years and my two kiddos who keep me busy. We love camping and all things Razorbacks! I love being a part of the team here at Building Bridges!

Ashley Blockburger

Ashley Blockburger

Physical Therapist

My name is Ashley Blockburger. I graduated from Arkansas State’s Physical Therapy program in 2020. I am a devout dog mom to four fur babies and have been married to my husband Jacob for two years. We welcomed a human son in January of 2022. In my spare time, you can find me out in nature, doing yoga or tending to my many house plants.

Bobbi Martin

Bobbi Martin

Speech-Language Pathologist

I graduated with my Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Arkansas. Since graduating, I have worked with the pediatric population at Building Bridges for 27 years. I enjoy spending time with my daughter and grandson, watching the Razorbacks play basketball and football (Go Hogs!), drinking coffee, and being outdoors. The beach is my Happy Place!

Ailissa Alsup

Ailissa Alsup

Speech-Language Pathologist

I graduated from UCA with my master’s in Speech-language pathology in 1996. My family is one of my greatest joys. I have a husband and 2 daughters. I have been working at Building Bridges for 16 years! My hobbies include reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends.



Regina Tackett

Regina Tackett

Speech-Language Pathologist

I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas. When I'm not working, I like to paint and camp.

Brandy Freeman

Brandy Freeman

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in 2003 from UCA. I have worked with both the adult and pediatric population. I specialize in feeding and swallowing disorders. I am certified in DPNS, VitalStim and the S.O.S approach. I have helped many adults and children who have been diagnosed with dysphagia. I have helped many children get off feeding tubes. I’m also a consultant for the Autism Waiver Program thru Partner’s. I am an advocate for children and dogs. I enjoy spending time with my fiance, friends and family.

Jondalyn Byrd

Jondalyn Byrd

Speech-Language Pathologist

I'm Jondalyn Byrd. I'm a Speech-Language Pathologist. I graduated from Harding and UAMS. I've been married forever. I have three kids, one boy and two girls. My hobbies are reading, water skiing and camping.

Kristin Linton

Kristin Linton

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi I’m Kristin and I am a speech therapist. I am from Texas but now reside in Cabot with my husband and 2 dogs. I went to school at the University of Arkansas for my bachelor's degree and University of Central Arkansas for my master’s degree. I grew up volunteering my time at summer camps for children with disabilities, where my love for helping others flourished. I love gardening and being outdoors. I enjoy working with all ages of clients, from early intervention in the home to adults in our day program.



Lindsey Treadway

Lindsey Treadway

Speech-Language Pathologist

Hi, I’m Lindsey, a follower of Jesus, wife, mother, and speech-language pathologist. I love to garden and be outdoors in nature whenever possible, love to learn new things, and listen to audiobooks. I am a graduate of Louisiana Tech University for my Bachelor’s Degree and University of Central Arkansas for my Master’s Degree in Science in Speech Language Pathology.

Makala Spencer

Makala Spencer

Speech-Language Pathologist

I'm a Christian, Coach's wife, and girl mama to Olivia, Havyn, & Navie (on the way). My husband & I met playing college basketball at Harding University where I graduated with my Bachelor's & Master's degrees in Communication Sciences & Disorders. I've been an SLP for 8 years-I enjoy treating infants and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Outside of work I enjoy working out, reading, & taking long rides on side by sides with family.

Paige Spillman

Paige Spillman

Occupational Therapist

I graduated from UCA in August 2009 and have worked at Building Bridges for 11 years. My husband and I stay very busy with our two boys and all of their sports. IF there is any spare time, we like to be outdoors or participating in fun activities with our church friends.

Mandi Massie

Mandi Massie

Occupational Therapist

My name is Mandi Massie and I work as an occupational therapist for Building Bridges. I graduated with my Master’s Degree from UCA in 2006. I have worked primarily in pediatrics since graduation but have also worked with adults in the acute, rehab and outpatient settings. I have been with Building Bridges since 2017. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. We serve in the ministry at The Well Church and I am a current board member for New Heart Recovery Home here in Lonoke County.



Brittany Grasby

Brittany Grasby

Occupational Therapy Assistant

I graduated from Baptist Health in 2013 and have been an Occupational Therapy Assistant for nine years. I’ve been with Building Bridges since 2019 and love my job and the kiddos I serve. I enjoy spending time husband and two little boys when I’m not at work. We love exploring the outdoors and spending time together.

Macie Johnson

Macie Johnson

OTD, OTR/L

I graduated with my doctorate in Occupational Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2020 and have worked with the pediatric population in the public school system before coming to Building Bridges. My therapy dog, Finn, and I are a package deal and we love helping kid’s meet their OT goals! In my free time, you can find me renovating houses, cheering on the Razorbacks, wake surfing at the lake, or travelling with friends and family.

Finn

Finn

Therapy Dog

Hi, my name is Finn and I love working with kids as a therapy dog. I never meet a stranger, cheese is my favorite food, my tail wags non-stop, and I spread all the positive energy. My favorite things are to play with my sister dog, Nova, go to the lake, ride shotgun with my head out the window, play fetch, and chase squirrels. I am happy to call Building Bridges my second home.