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***Special note: inclusion in our professional friends directory does not confer “endorsement” of services. 

The resources listed on this page are not intended as a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of a professional, company, or organization. Users are urged to use good, independent judgment. Request references when considering any professional associated with the evaluation or treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

 

Alabama

  • Pamela S. Harnden

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Huntsville Pediatric Associates
    1963 Memorial Parkway, Suite 5
    Huntsville, Alabama 35802
    pam@larhar.com
    Phone: (256)265-2464 X134

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Pam is available to work with children who have suspected CAS, their families and speech pathologists through evaluation and treatment services. She is also very interested in providing consultations and brainstorming with area families and professionals.

  • Traci W. Ingram

    Traci W. Ingram

    M.S., CCC/SLP

    Serving Huntsville, AL and the surrounding areas
    http://www.effectiveslp.com
    Phone: 1-866-849-4608

    Traci, a licensed and certified speech and language pathologist with over 15 years of speech therapy experience, is owner/director of Effective Communication in Huntsville, Alabama. She specializes in evaluating and treating preschool and elementary school children with childhood apraxia of speech. She enjoys working with families and empowering them to help their children through the therapy process. She was trained by apraxia expert, Nancy Kaufman, to use the Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Approach, while working at the Kaufman Children’s Center in West Bloomfield MI. Traci is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned a B.S. in Education, majoring in Communicative Disorders, and a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology. She has recently won the ACE award from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Alaska

  • Jo Ann Jarnac

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    PO Box 2182
    Cordova, AK 99574
    jjarnacslp@gmail.com
    Phone: 401-573-2724

    Jo Ann Jarnac has practiced pediatric Speech Language Pathology for almost 20 years, with extensive training and experience working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Jo Ann has participated in multiple trainings by experts in the field of Apraxia including Dr. Edith Strand, Nancy Kaufman, and Shelley Velleman.

  • Dayna Porter

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Chatterbox Speech Therapy
    4050 Lake Otis Parkway, Ste. 201
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    dayna@akchatterbox.com
    Phone: (907) 868-2753

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Dayna is a speech-language pathologist who is fortunate to work both in private practice and in the public school setting in Anchorage, AK. She is available to consult with families and/or SLP’s and is able to evaluate and provide direct therapy to those children with suspected or confirmed CAS.

Arizona

  • Lynn Carahaly

    Lynn Carahaly

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Foundations Developmental House, LLC
    1815 E. Queen Creek Rd.
    Suite 1
    Chandler, AZ 85286
    http://www.FDHkids.com
    lynn@FDHkids.com
    Phone: (480)922-4384

    Lynn Carahaly, M.A., CCC-SLP is the owner and director of Foundations Developmental House, LLC located in Chandler, AZ. Lynn received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from The Ohio State University. Her area of expertise is with the treatment of childhood apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, related disorders and learning disabilities, as well as pragmatic language. She was the keynote speaker at The 2011 National Childhood Apraxia of Speech Convention. She is the developer of The Speech-EZ® Apraxia Program, in addition to developing iPad apps for apraxia, other speech & language delays, and educational apps. Her practice houses an apraxia clinic as well as a special needs supplemental preschool program with a focus on apraxia. FDH offers intensive child/parent coaching camps throughout the year for both local and out of state families. Visit www.fdhkids.com for more information.

  • Patti Kasten

    M.S.,CCC-SLP

    Sunrise Therapy
    4045 E. Union Hills, Suite 110
    Phoenix, Arizona 85050
    pattik.sunrise@gmail.com
    Phone: 602-485-4444

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Patti is passionate about helping families with young children. Helping a child with CAS make his wants and needs clearly know is why she loves her job. Please contact her for availability for direct therapy services. She is also willing to provide consultations with or presentations for families and professionals wanting to learn more about Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

California

  • Shannon Archer

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    San Diego, CA
    agiftofspeech@gmail.com
    Phone: 972-977-5835

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Shannon brings her wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Coronado Unified School District and San Diego, California.  She is pleased to provide training and workshops on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, as well as, how to maximize therapy using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition, she provides evaluation, therapy, and consultation through her private practice.    Shannon’s work in family support programs, the school system, pediatric home health, private practice, and personal experience with her own 2 children have been integral in her mission to support the whole child with moderate to severe speech and language deficits.

  • Ruth W. Bass

    Ruth W. Bass

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    1451 Quail Street, Suite 105
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    http://www.islandtherapies.net/
    Ruth@IslandTherapies.net
    Phone: (949) 422-0730

    Ruth is a licensed and certified speech and language pathologist who works with children who have motor speech disorders such as apraxia and stuttering. She is PROMPT trained and enjoys working with children of all ages. In her pediatric private practice, she spends her time diagnosing and treating children who have a myriad of speech and language impairments.

  • Arlene Colón

    Arlene Colón

    MA, CCC-SLP

    Bloom Speech Therapy
    23052 Alicia Pkway Ste H 313
    Mission Viejo, CA 92692
    http://www.bloomspeechtherapy.com
    arlene@bloomspeechtherapy.com
    Phone: (714) 293-8227

    Arlene Colón is certified as a Speech-EZ Apraxia practitioner & Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program as well as trained in the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol. She specializes in early intervention and treating children with apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders. She believes in the importance of family involvement and family education by incorporating family values, lifestyle, cultural beliefs, environmental influences as well as personality of each client.

    As a mom, she knows what it is like to have a child with a speech and language disorder. At a young age, her son was diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech. Thanks to intense therapy and early intervention he is doing well and is now a teenager!

  • Molly Eiseman

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    California Pacific Medical Center: Kalmanovitz Child Development Center
    San Francisco, CA
    Services also available in Oakland, CA
    mollyeiseman@gmail.com
    Phone: (415) 699-1573

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Molly works as a speech-language pathologist serving both English- and Spanish-speaking children from birth to 12 years-of-age at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Molly is also available to see children in Oakland.

    Molly is happy to provide direct therapy, diagnostic evaluations and consultations.   She enjoys collaborating with families, fellow speech therapists as well as professionals from other disciplines, as a member of a child’s comprehensive therapy team.   She can provide presentations regarding diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech to groups of parents, colleagues, and teachers.

     

  • Christy Himstreet

    PO Box 319
    Solana Beach, CA
    christyhimstreet@yahoo.com
    Phone: (619) 987-3841

    Christy Himstreet, Speech and Language Therapy for Children, is a private practice serving the North San Diego County area. I have 15 years experience as a pediatric speech therapist and I absolutely love what I do. I use developmentally appropriate and research-based techniques to help children reach their communication potential.

  • Lisa Klein

    Lisa Klein

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Santa Monica, CA 90403
    Lisakleinslp@gmail.com
    Phone: (917) 592-4509

    Lisa Klein is the owner and director of Lisa Klein Speech, a private practice located in Santa Monica, California. She has been a licensed therapist for over 15 years with extensive experience working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). Lisa conducts evaluations, consultations, and provides treatment to children with confirmed or suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). ). Lisa also works with children with feeding difficulties, oral-sensory aversions, autism, and Down syndrome. She utilizes a variety of techniques during therapy, (e.g., PROMPT, SOS, Nancy Kaufman), as treatment plans are unique and individualized. Family training and a team approach are an integral part of every plan, and are essential for progress. She believes in supporting family relationships throughout the process. Lisa is a passionate and caring therapist who makes every session her utmost priority.

  • Sheila Moskowitz

    Sheila Moskowitz

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    San Fernando Valley, Southern CA
    sheilawitz@aol.com
    Phone: (818)832-8155

    (In-home therapy or office visits available)
    For 32 years, I have treated Childhood Apraxia of Speech as well as other complex communication disorders, including Autism. I attribute my successful outcomes to the use of a family-oriented and collaborative approach. My methods are based upon current research, and are personalized for each child. I will help you find your child’s voice.

  • Yasmin Rahimtoola

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Pasadena, CA
    yasmin.rahimtoola@gmail.com
    Phone: (617) 966 -9606

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Yasmin is happy to provide direct therapy, diagnostic evaluations and consultations. She enjoys collaborating with families, school districts, medical professionals and speech-pathologists. Additionally, she can provide presentations regarding diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

  • Cheryl Stromberg

    M.A.,CCC-SLP

    8650 Genesee Ave.
    Suite 214
    Box 927485
    San Diego, CA 92192
    http://www.apraxiaresource.com
    cheryl_stromberg@apraxiaresource.com
    Phone: (858) 922-3588

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Cheryl specializes in the identification of children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, evidence based therapy plans and therapy materials and presentations about Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She is the coordinator of Apraxia Resource, offering professional development and consultative services to families of children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, advocates, private speech pathologists and school districts. Cheryl has had five years experience as the Coordinator of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Resource Center in the San Diego Unified School District. She has presented at the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) National Conference, ASHA National Conference and various school districts regarding the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Resource Center and best practices in identification and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Colorado

  • Laura Baskall Smith

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Denver area
    lauraslpmommy@gmail.com
    Phone: (720) 480-4977

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Laura Smith M.A. CCC-SLP is available to provide differential diagnosis, intervention, consultation, and recommendations for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).   Also available to provide workshops, speak at conferences, or provide consultation or collaborative opportunities to school districts or other professionals.  Laura works in both the school system and private practice, and has many years of experience working with speech and language disorders.  She is familiar with the IEP process and the speech and language expectations in the classroom.  Her professional focus shifted to CAS following her own daughter’s diagnosis.

  • Tricia McKenney

    Arvada Speech Therapy
    Phone: (303) 929-7066

    Providing in-home speech and language services in Arvada, CO and nearby communites. Specializing in the treatment of  CAS, as well as other complex communication disorders.

  • Sara Rode

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Sprout Pediatric Therapy Services
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    sproutherapy@hotmail.com
    Phone: (303)641-4568

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Sara provides pediatric speech & language therapy, assistive technology therapy and diagnostic services in the Denver Metro area for children birth -18 years of age.  She is available to work with children who have or are suspected to have Childhood Apraxia of Speech and their families by providing evaluations and treatment services. She is happy to consult and/or provide presentations to school districts, agencies and other speech–language pathologists in regards to the identification and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Sprout Pediatric Therapy Services, LLC currently offers affordable self-pay plans for families.

  • Marlo Trudgeon

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    west Denver area; Jefferson County, Colorado
    marlotrudgeon@gmail.com
    Phone: (303) 917-8577

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Marlo works in the west Denver area in Jefferson County providing early intervention services.  She provides in-home services to families combining evidence based practices with caregiver training. She is also available to work with children of multiple ages who have or are suspected to have Childhood Apraxia of Speech by providing evaluations and treatment services. She is happy to consult and/or provide presentations to school districts, agencies and other speech–language pathologists in regards to the identification and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Connecticut

  • Liz Burke

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Windsor, Connecticut
    Phone: (860)580-5494

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech 
    Liz Burke is available to provide evaluation and treatment to children with complex speech and language disorders, specializing in childhood apraxia of speech. Consultation and presentation services are also available and inquiries encouraged.

  • Alicia Folland-Tillinghast

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    South Glastonbury, CT
    aliciaft@sbcglobal.net
    Phone: (860)633-7669

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Alicia works in the Connecticut Birth to Three System as well as in private practice.  She is available to provide consultations, evaluations and direct therapy for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

  • Frances Wengart

    Newtown, CT 06470
    fsorger1@hotmail.com
    Phone: (203)304-1286

    Striving to provide the most highly individualized, fun and research-based therapy and evaluations for all children.

District of Columbia

  • Jodi Kumar

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    George Washington University
    Washington, DC
    jkumar@gwu.edu
    Phone: (202)994-7363

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Jodi provides clinical training to graduate clinicians related to speech sound and motor speech disorders at George Washington University in Washington, DC, as well as provides comprehensive evaluations, treatment, and education for individuals with childhood apraxia of speech. She is also the director of the Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning (CHAMP) Camp, an intensive summer therapy experience.

Florida

  • Liz Blake

    Liz Blake

    M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD

    120 Winter Club Ct.
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    lizpblake@att.net
    Phone: (561) 373-8946

    Liz Blake provides diagnosis and treatment of speech and language disorders in children and adults, in a private practice setting. This includes all types of communication deficits, with a special interest in treating children with Apraxia of Speech.  Therapy includes a multi-modality approach to best meet the needs of the individual child.  She also holds specialty recognition in the area of fluency disorders.

  • Carla Hall

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    1555 Howell Branch Road, Suite B-1
    Winter Park, FL 32789
    Phone: 407-645-2081

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Carla Hall is the team lead speech-language pathologist at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Pediatric Rehab in Winter Park, FL (a suburb of Orlando).  Carla has been practicing in the Orlando area for nearly 20 years and has advanced her skills in the area of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and speech sound disorders.  She has worked in a number of dynamic environments including: public schools, home health, hospitals and university settings.  She has found her niche in her medical practice which specializes in evaluation and treatment of children ages birth to 21.  Carla is available for assessment and treatment services for children with CAS as well as consultation and educational trainings for other professionals throughout Florida and beyond.

Georgia

  • Allison Keeler Hochschild

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Keystone Therapy Services
    3801 Schroer Rd,
    Valdosta, GA 31605

    allisonSLP123@gmail.com
    Phone: (229) 244-3552

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Allison works closely with families and caregivers to conduct comprehensive diagnostic assessments and to create effective, evidence-based treatment plans. Allison has worked with children with a variety of speech/language/communication disorders and she has developed special interest in Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). In addition to completing CASANA’s Intensive Training Institute on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Allison is certified as a Speech-EZ clinician and she has training in the Kaufman Approach to Speech and Language® Protocol.  She is happy to provide consultation services to professionals and families in her area wanting to learn more about CAS.

  • Meredith I. White, M.Ed. CCC-SLP

    Meredith I. White, M.Ed. CCC-SLP

    M.Ed., CCC-SLP

    Meredith White Speech Pathology, Inc
    1955 Cliff Valley Way
    Suite 245
    Atlanta, GA 30329



    http://www.meredithwhite.com
    meredithwhite@gmail.com
    Phone: (404) 228-8558

    Meredith White Speech Pathology (MWSP) endeavors to provide the best CAS interventions available by attending the National Conference on CAS and by constantly researching and studying evidence based practices, methods and interventions. CAS is a speech disorder of motor planning in absence of any neurological cause or origin. The core impairment is motor planning and creating and executing motor sequences. Because CAS is a motor planning disorder, Meredith White Speech Pathology treats CAS according to the principles of motor learning (PML). Approaches incorporated by MWSP include: Kaufman, PROMPT, Multi-sensory cueing (touch/gestural cues/ hand signals); Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing (individualized cueing hierarchy); Backward Chaining; Prosody/Intonation; Augmentative Communication (AAC).

Idaho

  • Anne Kuhlmeier

    M.A., CCC/SLP, ATP

    St Luke’s Children’s Rehab
    Boise, ID area
    kuhlmeia@slhs.org
    Phone: 208-489-5700

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Anne provides diagnostic and treatment services in a pediatric outpatient setting. She especially enjoys working with children who display motor speech difficulties and their families. She collaborates with school SLPs and medical professionals on best practice services for children with CAS. She is the AT Clinical Program Coordinator for St Lukes and an ATP for Idaho Assistive Technology Project. Integrating AAC to help children communicate is an integral aspect of her services. She provides consults and trainings for professionals and families.  She is also co-director of a yearly AAC Camp in Idaho.

Illinois

  • Black Bear Academy

    Black Bear Academy

    1801 W. Byron
    Chicago, IL 60613
    http://www.blackbearacademy.com/
    info@blackbearacademy.com
    Phone: (773)244-0700

    Black Bear Academy is a unique program designed to support each child’s individual developmental and neurological maturation from birth through kindergarten. The program is designed to optimize developmental readiness for future developmental, academic, and social milestones by improving language skills, increasing core vocabulary, and facilitating healthy neurological maturation. We design our programs around each child’s individual needs and provide a stimulating, multi-modal, learning environment without pre-set limits on what’s “possible”.

    Therapeutic classes, small group therapies, and individual therapies address communication or feeding delays or disorders related to oral motor/feeding/sensory dysfunction, language deficits, poor social pragmatics skills, misarticulations, decreased motor coordination/planning (Apraxia), sensory regulation, decreased attention, transition difficulties among other areas requiring the services of a Speech-Language Pathologist. We offer individual therapy services, group, and a Black Bear Buddies Program. All of our therapeutic classes are taught by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists and offer a small student to teacher ratio.

  • Jill Butler

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    Anderson Hospital Pediatric Therapy Center
    6800 State Route 162
    Maryville, IL 62062
    Phone: 618-288-5436

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech 
    Jill Butler is happy to receive inquiries regarding her availability to provide therapy, education, and support related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She is also happy to brainstorm with and offer help and advice to fellow clinicians in the St. Louis metro and metro-east area.

  • Katie M. Clancy

    700 Commerce Drive, Ste. 500
    Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
    katie@clancyassociates.com
    Phone: (773) 929-9000

    Katie Clancy practices law in the area of Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts, and Business. She is the mother of a child with global apraxia and other challenges, and brings complex knowledge to the families she helps plan their futures. Understanding the benefits and services available to your child, and planning to ensure you can supplement those services, is critical. Often well-meaning family members plan a gift or inheritance for your child, not knowing that their gift could disqualify your child for many needs-based services when he or she is an adult. Katie welcomes questions and will consult with you to explain these issues and help you plan. Katie often speaks to parent groups and other organizations about these issues. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Wyoming.

  • Dee Fish

    Dee Fish

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    1471 Oakwood Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
    www.speechforchildren.com
    deespeech@gmail.com
    Phone: (847)433-6340

    CASANA APRAXIA EXPERT PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
    Margaret (Dee) Fish, M.S., CCC-SLP, specializes in evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment of children with CAS. With 30 years of experience in a variety of educational and clinical settings, Dee has spent her entire career supporting the needs children with severe speech sound disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and social communication challenges. She works closely with parents and other professionals to provide services that meet the needs of the whole child and improve the child’s ability to generalize skills from therapy to other settings.

    Dee authored the book, “Here’s How to Treat Childhood Apraxia of Speech,” a text offering creative and practical evidence-based strategies for working with children with CAS. It is available through CASANA’s online store. In addition to a regular client caseload, Dee provides workshops across the country on the topic of CAS. Her workshops provide guidance in how to make CAS treatment more effective and efficient.

  • Penny Huddleston

    University of Chicago
    Developmental & Behavioral Pediatric Dept.
    950 E. 61st Street, #207
    Chicago, IL 60637
    phuddleston@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu
    Phone: 773-834-7804

    Penny is a speech-language pathologist with 18 years experience working with pediatric speech-langauge disorders. Penny is trained in Kaufman speech, PROMPT, and SOS.

  • Kathy Jakielski

    Kathy Jakielski

    Ph.D., CCC-SLP

    Augustana College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing
    Rock Island, IL
    Clinic Contact: Karen Sheraden, Clinic Coordinator
    http://www.augustana.edu/x9247.xml
    karensheraden@augustana.edu
    Phone: (309) 794-7350

    CASANA APRAXIA EXPERT PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
    The Augustana College Center for Speech, Language and Hearing provides differential diagonosis and intervention for individuals with speech sound disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech. A wide array of language and hearing services also are available at the clinic. Dr. Jakielski is available to consult on cases related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

  • Pediaprogress

    4923 Main Street
    Downer's Grove, IL 60515
    http://www.pediaprogress.com
    info@pediaprogress.com
    Phone: (630) 929-0122

    Our highly qualified licensed speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists provide thorough evaluations and treatment in an inviting environment. Our mission is to support all children in reaching their potential by engaging their interest, developing crucial skills, encouraging critical thinking, and strengthening family relationships. We specialize in working with children who have childhood apraxia of speech and sensory processing disorders. Please see our website for
    more information about our services: www.pediaprogress.com

  • Amanda Maxwell

    M.A., CCC-SLP

    1815 W. Central Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    AmandaPerezSLP@gmail.com
    Phone: (847) 769-5679

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Amanda provides both home-based and clinic-based evaluation and treatment to young children with communication disorders. She enjoys providing individualized, family-focused therapeutic services. Amanda is available to provide diagnostic, treatment, and collaborative services for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

  • Jill Reynolds

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Augustana College
    Rock Island, Illinois
    Jillreynolds@augustana.edu

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech

    Jill is a clinical supervisor and speech-language pathologist providing services at the Augustana College Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing. Jill is willing to provide evaluation and treatment for children with suspected or confirmed Childhood Apraxia of Speech as well as collaborate with families, SLPs, and other professionals regarding CAS

  • Mindy Vasilakopoulos

    5002 Main Street, suite 4
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    mindy@pediaprogress.com
    Phone: (630)929-0122

    With over 12 years experience and fluency in using American Sign Language, Mindy has an extensive history of working with children who have childhood apraxia of speech. Her child- centered and multi-sensory approach, captures children’s interest while helping them to develop crucial skills.  Mindy holds certifications in the State of Illinois Early Intervention Program and in the DIR/Floortime approach to therapy. She believes in supporting family relationships throughout the therapy process.

Indiana

  • Courter Communications, LLC

    Courter Communications, LLC

    Northwest side of of Indianapolis (Carmel), Indiana and home and school based services in the Richmond, Indiana area
    http://www.courtercommunications.com

    Courter Communications, LLC is dedicated to providing excellent pediatric services that meets each child’s individual needs.   Each child is unique in personality, as well as learning style, which is respected and nurtured for his or her success.  Margo Kinzer Courter, founder and lead speech-language pathologist, has been serving children with childhood apraxia of speech for the past two decades.  She is recognized as a national presenter on childhood apraxia of speech. She approaches this disorder not only targeting the motor planning but also addressing the language and literacy impact that may occur.  She uses the most current research to drive her therapy strategies and has development tactile cues and a visual phonics program that provides multisensory input as well as a learning tool for literacy development.  Courter Communications is dedicated to serving children with childhood apraxia speech using the most current therapy approaches and strategies for communication success.

  • Wendy Pavicich

    M.S., CCC-SLP

    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown
    Crown Point, IN
    wendy.pavicich@franciscanalliance.org
    Phone: (219) 662-5770

    CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    Wendy is a pediatric speech and language pathologist providing services in an outpatient hospital setting. Wendy is happy to provide evaluation and treatment for children with suspected or confirmed Childhood Apraxia of Speech as well as a variety of other communication difficulties. She is also available to consult with families, professionals, school districts and other SLP’s regarding the identification and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

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