TheraCare Outpatient Services

Building Confidence for a Lifetime

Speech, Occupational, and Music Therapy

TheraCare partners with clients and families to provide thearpy in a safe, caring environment with a focus on improving quality of life and confidence.

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TheraCare Preschool

Preschool is a time to play and learn, a place to feel safe and loved. With small class sizes, our focus is on making sure children of all abilities have access to a learning environment where they can grow.

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Assistive Technology

Our assistive technology team provides individualized assessments, evaluations and recommendations for pediatric and adult clients presenting with a variety of communication concerns.

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Music Therapy Group

July 6th – August 5th
Mondays and Wednesdays
1 – 2 pm

These small groups will focus on a variety of goal areas and are individualized for each child participant. Social, motor, speech and cognitive skills will be addressed through the use of instrument play, singing, movement to music, and peer interaction. Individual sessions coming in the Fall!

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Autism Support Group

Second Monday of the month
6:30-8:00 pm

A place to share about your love, experiences, and your concerns for your child with autism and your family.

Various topics will be covered each month by guest speakers, as well as a time for sharing.

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Sign and Play Kid’s Sign Chat

Times/Dates Vary
6:30-7:30 pm

A free event!

This is a Mommy & Me social group where children can learn sign language through song and play while making new friends!

Play stations and live music will engage your child in fun ways of learning sign language and incorporating them into music.

All abilities are welcome!

Light refreshments will be served.

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Summer Program

May 31 – August 5, 2016
Times Vary by Class

TheraCare Summer Programs are back and better than last year! We have some great new additions. Help your child get ahead of the curve by signing them up for a camp or class to meet their individual needs.

Summer Intensive Program
Pre-K and K Readiness Camp
Social Skills Groups
Handwriting Camps
Music Therapy

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Our Mission


TheraCare Outpatient Services partners with clients and families to provide therapy in a safe, caring environment with a focus on improving quality of life and confidence.

We follow an individualized approach to therapy that is designed to meet the needs of individuals of all ages. Our timely and effective services include up-to-date therapy techniques and modalities.


Latests Posts


3 Reasons Why School-Based Therapy Is Not Enough for Your Child

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  Your kids have spent the summer splashing in pools, eating ice cream, and staying up way past their bedtime. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks, they’ll be trading in those swimsuits for backpacks. If your child has been receiving private speech, language, or occupational therapy services this summer, you may…

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Debunking the Myths About Speech Therapy

Have you ever heard a conversation that went something like this?   Worried Mom – “I’m really concerned about my child’s speech. She’s two and half and doesn’t seem to be saying many words yet.” Encouraging Friend – “Hmmm, well, maybe her older brother is just talking for her too much.” Worried Mom – “Honestly,…

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Melanie Stinnett has an excellent depth of knowledge in the full variety of speech and language concerns faced by children and adults. She is a high quality provider who strives to ensure each client’s treatment plan is individualized to meet the needs of the client and family.

Dr. Linda Barboa (author of Stars in Her Eyes)

Since we started bringing our child to TheraCare, we have seen vast improvements in her speech intelligibility. Melanie, owner and Speech Pathologist, has devised a program that caters to our child’s personal needs and speech goals. After two years in less successful speech programs, we have been amazed at the rapid pace of improvement our child is making at TheraCare. Melanie is not only wonderful at interacting with our child but genuinely celebrates with us in the successes, big or small. Her approach is always fun and inviting and for our family, TheraCare has provided the best approach for our child’s needs.

Ryan and Heather D.

Melanie made speech therapy personal and engaging while targeting areas that helped improve my skills and function, as well as increasing my level of confidence. I’m so grateful for the services she provided to me and would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy services.



Contact Us


Do you have questions about speech therapy and how it can benefit you and your family? Give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

3023 S. Fort Ave., Suite B | Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 890-4656 | Fax: (417) 708-0889 |

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