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Business Name: Alice Stroutsos, MS CCC-SLP

Address::
19401 40th Ave. W. #310
Lynnwood, Washington 98036

Phone Number: (425) 582-2473

Email Address: Astroutsos@comcast.net

Website: http://www.lynnwoodspeechandlanguageservices.com

Describe treatment approach used: My overall treatment approach is 'team based'. I include the client and family/caregiver, and communicate with other involved providers (OT/PT, Teachers, etc). My treatment approach is motor-based and multi-sensory. I like to look at a child's whole communication framework which includes the physical-sensory aspects, the cognitive-linguistic aspects, and the social-emotional aspects. In order to be an effective communicator, all three aspects must be addressed and integrated into a balance and across many settings. After assessing the speech subsystems (which I observe/analyze in my assessment) I will choose a targeted lexicon (vocabulary) to work on with he child. If I need to provide tactile-kinesthetic input to help with speech motor learning I do that. Most importantly, no matter what treatment approach is chosen, it's important to work from a speech motor learning perspective--I work on choosing stimuli, then organize the practice with mass practice, give feedback, have distributed practice in therapy activities, give feedback and provide opportunities for successful carryover to outside environments. I like to involve parents and give suggestions that are both functional and interactive.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Some parents like to sit in on the treatment sessions and observe therapy activities. Other parents find that their child does better if they are not in the room. Regardless, I provide parents with ideas for things to do at home that are functional and interactive. I always provide 'homework' with the vocabulary that we are working on IF the child has been successful in the therapy session with at least 80% accuracy because I don't want the child to get 'negative' practice in at home if they aren't successful. Parents are an important part of 'the team' but they are not therapists.....so, I tell them to incorporate the targeted words or phrases into everyday activities and make it a fun learning experience, not a dreaded part of the day.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I've always been interested in working with children with CAS. In 1996 I took my first PROMPT workshop and continued on that pathway, becoming a PROMPT Instructor in 2000. I teach Introduction to PROMPT Technique workshops around the United States about ten times a year. I attended the CASANA Intensive Training Bootcamp in 2012 and became Recognized for Advanced Training & Clinical Expertise in CAS. I've also presented at two CASANA national conferences, participated in a CASANA webinar, and have joined in on the efforts of the Seattle, WA Apraxia Walk.

Do you provide consultation/collaboration with other professionals (for example, ​​attending IEP meetings, co treating, etc.) Yes

Age range​ treated?​ 18 months years to 12 years years

Hours of operation: Monday - Wednesday; 8:00am -4:30pm
Friday; 8:00am -4:30pm

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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