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Business Name: Communication Tools Inc

Address::
Route 2 Site 17 Box 14
Rocky Mountain House, T4T2A2

Phone Number: (403) 844-8380

Email Address: brleaf2@gmail.com

Website: http://www.albertachildhoodapraxia.com

Describe treatment approach used: 1. Increase child's ability to sequence sounds in current speech inventory. Identify highly functional/motivating word targets to work on - identify targets that contain a variety of movement sequences - from simple to complex ; and progress through stages of DTTC - moving from simultaneous productions with multi sensory cueing to spontaneous productions and from blocked practice of words with knowledge of performance feedback to random practice using knowledge of results feedback.
2. Increase child's speech sound repertoire by working on new sounds within existing syllable shapes, taking into consideration facilitative environments.
3. When words can be spontaneously produced in random practice- move words into word phrases. Add in grammatical morphemes as appropriate.
4. As two syllable words emerge, target word stress patterns and phrase prosody.
Incorporate work on emergent literacy skills within therapy sessions ( e.g.: rhyming, syllable segmentation, sound/syllable blending)

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parent training sessions are held at the start of therapy - information is shared about speech sound development, motor planning hierarchy and multi-sensory cues. Parents partner with the therapist to identify highly functional, motivating word targets as well as initial goals for the child and parent.

Parents also observe therapy sessions and practice working on target words with the therapist and child. Home practice targets are identified at the end of each therapy session as well as ways to work on those targets at home.

Parents are encouraged to report back on home practice activities, inform therapist of new words and share additional observations and concerns.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ -Participated in CASANA Boot Camp
-Friend of CASANA
-Presented on Emergent Literacy at the 2016 CASANA National Conference
-Connected with Edmonton parent groups - Facebook Page, CASE society
-Collaborate with CASANA grads
-Participate on Apraxia Boot Camp yahoo groups

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years to 10 years

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8 - 5 pm.
Appointments can be arranged for weekends and evenings.

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Office/Clinic, Home, Other

Insurance accepted? Yes

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