Our Practice

Meeting Communication needs since 2002

Welcome to Arkansas Regional Therapy Services, LLC (A.R.T.S.), conveniently located off of Joyce Blvd and Crossover. Here, our professionals know that speech therapy isn't just how you say your sounds, but about COMMUNICATION!  Our mission is to help our patients accomplish their communication goals in a compassionate way with positive outcomes.  


We strive to educate our patients and caregivers and offer comprehensive training and intervention to meet their communication and educational needs.  At A.R.T.S., we are educated and trained in many areas in order to help you or your child become a better communicator.  Whether it be in written form, social form, or verbal form, we are here for you because "Communication is key!"


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Kristy Brown, MS CCC-SLP (Owner)

 

Kristy graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders in 1999.  She is trained in Floortime, Orton Gillingham, rehabilitation for the hearing impaired, and is also trained in Beckman Oral Motor Program.   Other areas of focus include:  auditory processing, phonological processing (reading) and writing, severe language disorders, and early intervention.  ABA techniques, Floortime techniques,  PECS, and sign language are used in therapy to increase communication skills. Kristy consults with childcare providers on providing an optimal classroom for children with special needs or behaviors needing to be addressed.    She provides personal consulting and training in areas such as:  Deaf Education, Sign language, Individual Education Plans and the IDEA process, as well as information regarding feeding and swallowing issues and reflux in infants and children.  

Email: kbrown@arkansasregionaltherapyservices.com

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Tara Call, MS CCC-SLP (Owner)

Tara graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2001 with a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders.  She has devoted her career to the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders treating language, articulation, behavior and social skills.  Tara applies a wholistic approach incorporating techniques such as Floortime, PECS, ABA, TEACCH, Hanan, social skills techniques offered by Michelle Garcia Winner, Carol Grey, and coming in September 2018 the PEERS program. Tara is Orton Gillingham trained, and enjoys treating reading disorders in all children with reading delays/disorders.  Tara treats all ages including adults.  While working with the public school system, Tara gained experience treating Autism Spectrum Disorders in the classroom, and consults with families and schools.

Email: ttcall2@msn.com

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Nancy Wells, LPC

Nancy Wells has been an autism advocate and activist for her children and community for more than two decades. After years as a stay-at-home mom, Nancy decided to further her scope by pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Community Counseling.  She is now a board certified cognitive specialist and licensed professional counselor with a specialty license for technology-assisted therapy. Her clinical practice focuses on individuals with autism and their families.

In 2015, she founded AbleTalks – classes for the next stage. Its mission is to address the drop-off point for adults on the spectrum that have lost therapies due to aging out at 21 years old. As a parent, Nancy saw first-hand how devastating life becomes when critical supports are taken away too soon. AbleTalks offers tuition free, independent education, mental heath and social language supports, and self-advocacy skills. It’s the belief that AbleTalks students are the experts of their own lives and, with support can develop fulfilling lives on their own terms…in their own time.

Nancy was recently profiled in “Autism Parenting Magazine” and has contributed to articles related to autism parenting in “U.S. News and World Report” and “The Boston Globe”. She also serves on the Arkansas Legislative Task for on Autism.