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Business Name: Children's National Health Systems

Address::
9850 Key West Ave
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone Number: (301) 765-5415

Email Address: aspector@cnmc.org

Describe treatment approach used: Initially, I elicit high repetitions of a few targets specifically targeting different syllable structures (CVCV reduplicated, CV, VC, VCV, CVCV with varying vowels, CVCV with varying vowels and consonants) utilizing the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol. I use PROMPT cues to elicit better targets and give tactile cues to the child. I also use gestural cues to elicit sounds. I add and fade cues based on the child's performance to aid in successful productions of the target sounds/words/prosody. As soon as the child is able, I will elicit short phrases using the previous targets to promote generalization and target prosody. Within my models, I will target simultaneous productions, imitated productions, delayed productions, and carryover into spontaneous productions.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are requested to be in the therapy room (child behaviors permitting). If the parent is unable to be in the therapy room, I request they observe in the observation room. Parents are given frequent feedback throughout the session on the targets that I am using and the types of cuing that I'm providing to get positive results. Target words are sent home each session. Parents are encouraged to share high frequency words and vocabulary words that are important in their child's home and activities so that they can be incorporated into therapy. Parents are encouraged to practice the target words daily. Once words/syllable shapes become mastered, parents are told to have their child use those words as often as possible (naturally) throughout the day.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I attended the CASANA 2017 Conference. It was amazing to meet so many different parents of children with CAS from all over the US.

Do you provide consultation/collaboration with other professionals (for example, ​​attending IEP meetings, co treating, etc.) No

Age range​ treated?​ 1.5 years to 21 years years

Hours of operation: 7:45am to 5:30pm Monday-Thursday. 8:00am-4:00pm every other Friday.

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Office/Clinic

Insurance accepted? Yes

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