1760 E River Road Suite 115, Tucson AZ 85718

phone 520.721.4544  /  fax 520.829.7743



  • COVID-19 UPDATE : Tele-Therapy is in full swing. Please call to schedule. We are busy designing our rooms for a safe return to in-person evaluations and therapy.  Date to be announced.


Our Mission:

We believe that each child is an individual with strengths and needs.

We provide solutions that work for children and their families.

Our Vision:

All people are fully expressed and heard as a gift to their own life

and as a possibility in their community.


Our Philosophy

Every child is fundamentally unique. By using what we learn about who that child is, how they learn, and what they love, we can help accomplish their communication goals while modeling techniques for parents and caregivers to continue using at home. Children expand their imaginative, social, language, and intellectual skills through play, exploration, nature experiences, and story-telling. By working with parents along with the child, our therapists are able to give families tools to increase communication outside of the office. This accelerates the process of overcoming speech difficulties while building parent knowledge of how they can impact their child's communication and development.

We hope this website answers your questions regarding the care we provide. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us.


(520) 721-4544

What's New?

Speech Therapy in the time of Covid-19:


We have pivoted to virtual speech therapy treatment (known as Tele-Therapy) for many of our families. For some children, virtual treatment will not be practical or effective. The decision will be made on a case by case basis in consult with the therapist and the parents. We are striving to continue to provide the best possible services given the circumstances. We are very proud to say that all of our therapists have taken up continuing education in the area of virtual treatment and spent much time in the past few months expanding and refining their knowledge in that area. 

Next steps: 

We are working on a plan to come back to face to face, in office visits. This will be a phased reopening, bringing children back in on a case by case basis. We ask for your patience as we find the best and most safe way to return to in person visits. The measures we will be taking will include disinfecting, limiting the number of people allowed to attend a session to one parent and the patient, closing our waiting room and redesigning our offices for appropriate distancing. For more information, call or email our Office Manager, Olivia at 520-721-4544 oroffice@speechcenteraz.com.

We miss all of our families and the children that give our work meaning. We are thankful to our community for being supportive, understanding, and patience.  We wish wellness and health to everyone and look forward to seeing you all soon!   

We were recently interviewed by KGUN9 about our experience with pivoting to virtual treatment during the pandemic. View the segment here: https://www.kgun9.com/rebound/tucson-family-dealing-with-changes-to-speech-therapy-during-social-distancing

Welcome, Whitney!
We are excited to announce another addition to the Speech Center family! Whitney De Haseth, MS, CCC-SLP is an excellent speech pathologist who has spent the past few years working in the UK and she has extensive experience with children with multiple diagnoses. Look at our "about us" page for a profile on Whitney soon. 

Even with our recent addition, we are committed to growth. Speech Center will bring on another excellent SLP soon. SLPs, please call us! 

We are now interviewing to hire excellent CCC-SLPs for a part-time to full-time position. Our commitment is providing result producing, compassionate therapy, empowering parents and family, and providing excellent clinical evaluations. Please contact our office manager, Olivia, to set up a phone conversation and interview with Diane Hansen. Send your resume via fax or email.

Speech Center of Southern Arizona is a private practice in Tucson celebrating 23 years of care.  We are a group of experienced professionals who value a holistic approach to treating children with speech articulation, language, social cognition, voice, PVCM, and feeding/swallowing disorders. We also treat adolescents with articulation and voice disorders. We treat children, as well as our SLPs as unique and valuable individuals. Colleagueship and education in a beautiful environment build relationships of respect, support, and fun. This is a job opportunity for flexible hours and professional growth.

Learn more:

What is an SLP?


Early intervention


How do I know if my child needs Speech Therapy?


Phone: 520-721-4544; Email: office@speechcenteraz.com

Fax: 520-829-7743; Facebook: Facebook.com/speechcenterofsoaz

Address: 1760 E. River Rd. Suite 115, Tucson, AZ 85718

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