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Business Name: Graham Speech Therapy, LLC

Address::
458 All Sky Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921

Phone Number: (719) 888-9555

Email Address: amy@grahamspeechtherapy.com

Website: http://www.grahamspeechtherapy.com

Describe treatment approach used: My treatment approach will depend upon the severity of the child's apraxia and the individual needs of the child and family. I always incorporate principles of motor planning with intensive and individualized treatment, with a recommended 3-5 sessions a week. Specifically, I use multiple repetitive production practice at each session (mass for acquisition, and distributed for generalization). I utilize a "moving-across-syllables" approach specific to the child's level of mastery (constant for acquisition and variable for transfer of skills). I always incorporate multiple-sensory input, as well, such as Integral Stimulation approach, tactile feedback, and visual cueing, as well. I have also used prosodic therapy techniques (i.e., Melodic Intonation Therapy), which has proven to be effective with some of my clients.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: First of all, I try to educate parents about CAS and about the importance of increased frequency and intensity of intervention. Once I gauge that the child has mastered a task to a certain degree, I give specific homework for parents for improved carryover of learned skills. I will often have them come in on sessions, if the child tolerates, to learn cueing techniques that will be helpful at home. I also always allow at least 5 minutes at the end of each of my sessions for a consultation time to answer any questions that parents may have.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I am currently active on several Apraxia related facebook groups. I always seek out professional development where I can. But, Colorado Springs does not have any support groups, experienced professionals, or resources available locally.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 1/2 years to 18 years

Hours of operation: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., M - F

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

Insurance accepted? No

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