7776 Pointe Pkwy W, Suite 250 Phoenix, AZ

Our Mission

At Arizona Speech & Psychological Institute, our mission is to provide compassionate & comprehensive care to individuals of all ages, with the end goal being the improvement in their quality of life, and overall future outlook on life.

We accomplish the above by utilizing evidence-based speech therapy and psychological services.

Our Vision

Dr. Smith & Dr. Czaplewski envision a future where AZSPI is operating in several locations across Arizona, including the Greater Phoenix Area, Flagstaff, Yuma, and Tucson—providing their services across the state in an effort to improve the lives of hundreds of Arizonan families.

Our Team

Dr. John Czaplewski

John M. Czaplewski, Psy. D

Dr. Czaplewski is a licensed psychologist at AZ Speech & Psychological Institute specializing in pediatric neuropsychological, developmental, psychoeducational evaluations, and trauma informed interventions.

 Dr. Czaplewski received his Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020 and completed his internship at Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Family in Ventura, California.
Dr. Czaplewski also has experience providing recommendations for Multidisciplinary Evaluation
Team (MET), contributed to development of Individualized Education Programs (IEP), and conducted Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA).
Dr. Czaplewski has extensive knowledge in the assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Processing Deficits, Intellectual Giftedness, Specific Learning Disorders, anxiety, depression, and neurobehavioral disorders. Dr. Czaplewski assesses a person’s strengths and areas of difficulties to create individualized interventions and treatment plans.

In addition to his knowledge base in the field of pediatric neuropsychology, Dr. Czaplewski has experience working with a wide range of patients in a variety of clinical settings.
Throughout his
training, Dr. Czaplewski has had the opportunity to work at a community based out-patient clinic, conduct forensic assessments for the Department of Juvenile Corrections, conduct adult
neuropsychological/dementia evaluations, Bariatric preparedness evaluations, and psychoeducational evaluations with many school districts in the Phoenix area.
Dr. Josh Smith

Josh J. Smith, Psy. D, NCSP, ABSNP

Dr. Smith is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Diplomate in School Neuropsychology in Arizona who specializes in evaluating and treating children, adolescents, and young adults with neuropsychological disorders in the school setting.

Dr. Smith has experience with those that have processing deficits, attention-deficit disorder (ADHD), learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), seizure disorders, head injuries, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) anxiety, depression, foster children and twice-exceptional (2e) learners in the gifted range.

Hs is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA of Arizona volunteering to promote and support the best interests of abused and neglected children in the dependency court system and foster care system.

He has worked with a variety of individuals, from school aged children to the adult
population with a vast range of concerns performing school neuropsychological
evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, and gifted assessments.

With evidence
based evaluations, this allows Dr. Smith to assess a person’s strengths and weaknesses leading to individualized interventions and treatment plans.

Dr. Smith welcomes the opportunity to discuss specific areas of concern with you and
for your child within the family construct to provide evaluation assessments, goal
planning, and any other further referrals if needed.

Common concerns provided by a consultative role include improving coping and problem solving skills, reducing anxiety, managing impulse control disorders, social skills, and independent skills.

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Tiffany Costine

Tiffany Costine is our AZ Speech & Psychological Institute Office Assistant.

Tiffany graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Special Education Adapted Curriculum from East Carolina University in May 2022. She then taught in a North Carolina Public School as an Intellectual Disabilities Moderate teacher. 

Tiffany’s focus while teaching was on increasing student communication and functional life skills to support student independence. Tiffany has experience working with students with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Rett Syndrome, and Intellectual Disabilities. 

Tiffany is excited to be joining our team in Arizona.

We help you find your peace of mind.

Dr. Josh J Smith

Client Testimonials

"My son was having difficulty in school and we couldn't figure out what was going on. After getting a psychological evaluation from Dr. Smith and Dr. Czaplewski, we finally had some answers and were able to get him the support he needed. The office space was warm and inviting which helped my son feel more comfortable during the evaluation."
Sarah Johnson
"I highly recommend Arizona Speech and Psychological Institute for anyone seeking gifted testing for their child. Dr. Smith and Dr. Czaplewski were extremely knowledgeable and professional throughout the testing process. The office space was fun and relaxing, which made the experience even better."
Michael Thompson
"As a new parent, I was feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to support my child with special needs. Dr. Smith and Dr. Czaplewski provided invaluable parent support and advocacy services that made a huge difference in our lives. The office space was comfortable and welcoming, which helped to put us at ease during our appointments."
Emily Rodriguez

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Connect with us to schedule a free 30 minute consultation. Your consultation can be completed in-person at our office, or virtually over a video chat.