Pediatrics Plus has acquired LearningRx, a franchise which provides cognitive skills training to children and adults with the purpose of significantly improving brain function.
The affiliation provides an opportunity for the programs to provide the most comprehensive and appropriate services for each client referred and together become the leading learning and pediatric therapy service providers in Arkansas.
"We are very excited to partner with a forerunner of therapy services in the state," said Jenny Caldwell, director of LearningRx. "We will have an even greater opportunity to help children and adults overcome obstacles that affect their ability to learn, develop and, ultimately, succeed in both school and in life.
"By transferring ownership to the Pediatrics Plus team, clients will be able to receive a full range of services at one of the best-equipped facilities in Arkansas," said Kent and Melissa Sorrells, owners of LearningRx. They have owned the LearningRx franchise in central Arkansas since 2004.
Beginning Monday, March 4, LearningRx will relocate to Pediatrics Plus's brand-new 31,000-square-foot building, a state-of-the-art facility that recently opened its doors in November of last year, and has an estimated investment value of $7.2 million. The new facility is located at 1900 Aldersgate Road, and combined will employ over 100 employees. The transition includes the existing LearningRx executive director, training director, and trainers.
"Pediatrics Plus is always looking for new and innovative ways to address the obstacles that children and families face regarding health, development and education," said Amy Denton, owner of Pediatrics Plus. "The acquisition of LearningRx provides us with a different approach for many families, when therapy may not be the answer."