Developmental Day Treatment


Developmental Services for the Community

The developmental day treatment program at our Building Bridges Development Center in Cabot and Lonoke helps develop a variety of skills. The services offered allow our students to work on speech and language skills, motor skills, social-emotional skills, and cognitive skills.

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Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT)

All children develop at different rates. If you are concerned about a child’s development, we can help answer your questions.

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Center-Based Services

  • Evaluation - Early Childhood Instruction
  • Day Treatment (Habilitation) - STAR Curriculum
  • Occupational Therapy - Physical Therapy - Speech Therapy
  • Nursing Services - Nutrition
  • Transportation - Extended Care Available

Therapy Services 

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.

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Physical Therapy

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

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps children develop age-appropriate goals through the use of self- help, play, and learning skills. Activities include daily living skills, play activities, sensory integration skills, visual motor skills, and fine motor activities.

  • Dressing and Undressing Skills
  • Hygiene Skills
  • Adaptive Skills
  • Feeding
  • Grasping
  • In-Hand manipulation skills
  • Precision use of fingers
  • Muscle strengthening of small muscles
  • Sensory Integrations

Speech Therapy

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

PRET Teacher

Part time position to receive no more than 25 hours per week.  High school diploma, GED and have a minimum of one year of relevant, supervised work experience with a public health, human services or other community service agency, OR have a minimum of two years verifiable experience with individuals with developmental disabilities may be used in lieu of aforementioned qualifications AND/OR have two years of verifiable successful history with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Current Arkansas driver’s license and auto liability insurance & registration; driving record approved by BBDCS’s insurance carrier; and be physically able to drive to various locations in Arkansas. Satisfactorily pass drug screens, criminal background check, adult & child maltreatment check, FBI checks as required by BBDCS and other licensing agencies;
Send resume to BBDCS HR Dept, PO BOX 980 Lonoke, AR 72186, Fax 501-676-0697 or email to jrippeto@buildingbridgesar.org

Preschool Direct Support Substitute- Cabot

Qualifications: A high school degree or GED or Alternative Compliance, One year experience in working with developmentally disabled, Satisfactorily pass a criminal background check and adult and child maltreatment registry check,  Satisfactorily complete a drug screen prior to employment in accordance with BBDCS policies and procedures.

Job Duties:  Interacts well with consumer, staff and parent/guardian to promote a positive environment.  Assist classroom technicians in working with consumer to achieve progress in the specific goals and objectives set for each individual.  Must have a comprehensive knowledge of behavior modification methods, the ability to analyze consumer problems and behaviors, and understanding of operational procedures and the ability to help consumers work through problem solving. Complete application below. 

FULL TIME LPN-CABOT 
Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, we are a day treatment facility for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Experience in working with developmental disabilities preferred.    Please apply on-line below or send resume to BBDCS HR Dept PO BOX 980 , Lonoke- 72186, Fax 501-676-0697 or email jrippeto@buildingbridgesar.org 

PART TIME SPEECH-LANPATHOLGUAGE OGIST: - CABOT/LONOKE AREA
AS NEEDED: We are looking for that valued team member with character and caring nature to meet our consumers with a smile and focus on their needs.

Qualifications: Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology and license to practice in this state; eligible to enroll with AR Medicaid Provider Enrollment and pass a pre-employment drug test and background checks; preferred experience in working with developmentally disabled children & adults. Complete application below. 

CLASS C-CDL DRIVER
Class C-CDL/passenger endorsement for AM/PM routes in the Lonoke/Cabot area for Building Bridges Developmental & Community Services, a day treatment facility for individuals (preschool & adults) with developmental disabilities. Looking for an opportunity to enhance the lives of others? BBDCS offers a good work environment. We are looking for that valued team member with character and caring nature to meet our consumers with a smile and focus on their needs. Diploma/GED required.  Complete application below.

WAIVER DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)

Building Bridges Developmental & Community Services is searching for caring individuals to work in our Waiver Supportive Living Program. Prior experience with IDD and/or behavioral health. Must have HS diploma/GED, valid AR driver’s license, pass a criminal background check & drug screen test. Contact: Building Bridges at 501-843-0030; fax 501-628-006; e-mail jrippeto@buildingbridgesar.org; 8/4, M/F, 

Building Bridges Developmental & Community Services is looking to hire an In-Home Direct Support Professional for our Waiver Services Department. Selected applicant must be able to lift and assist with transfers for client care. A background in CNA or other caregiving is preferred. Serious applicants can contact Jackie at 501-843-0030 for more information. This position includes working with those who have disabilities, in helping them live a more independent life. Must be able to transfer and lift as required. Must have high school diploma/GED, valid AR driver’s license, be able to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen test. If you are looking for a career that is rewarding please contact us. Equal Opportunity Employer

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Download a hard copy of the application here.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services, Inc., complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal equal opportunity laws and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability, in admission or access to and treatment in programs and activities, as well as the center’s hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the center’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the Compliance Office, PO Box 980, Lonoke, Arkansas 72086, phone 501-676-2786, or the following email address: jsexton@buildingbridgesar.org

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape, and in Braille.