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Business Name: Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre

Address::
450 Speedvale Ave West, Unit 110
Guelph, N1H 7Y6

Phone Number: (519) 265 TALK (8255)

Email Address: info@apraxiaspeechtherapy.ca

Website: http://www.apraxiaspeechtherapy.ca

Describe treatment approach used: My approach to therapy is to provide excellence through evidenced-based methods, in a supportive and caring, family-friendly environment. I believe therapy should be challenging but exciting, individualized, and goal-oriented. I encourage families and children attending therapy to celebrate their hard-work and accomplishments. I also encourage families to network with others to create a community of support in their journey with CAS. I combine the therapy approaches of Dave Hammer's multisensory approach, Nancy Kaufman’s Speech-to-Language Protocol (K-SLP) and Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing (DTTC) with contributions from my training in the Principles of Motor Learning (PML) and PROMPT.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are involved in therapy planning and activities, and are able to observe session from an audio-equipped observation room or directly in session. I encourage all caregivers involved with a child to attend sessions at some point so they can better understand what is involved and help to provide support outside of the therapy setting. I welcome extended family members as well as professionals such as daycare providers, teachers, extracurricular activity providers, therapists, etc. I involve parents in goal setting and home programming development, as well as carry-out of home programming, to ensure it is practical and manageable. I encourage communication beyond the therapy room as well, being available by phone and email as needed.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ - I have been a CASANA Walk Coordinator since 2014.

- After learning how much a network and community can positively influence the outcomes of those living and working with CAS, I started a provincial non-profit organization in 2015 specific to the needs of professionals and parents in Ontario, Canada. In this role I assist professionals and parents/families in accessing services and accurate information related to assessment, treatment and diagnosis of CAS.

- I provide guest lectures to post-secondary education institutes in Ontario (e.g. Graduate SLP programs, Communicative Disorders Assistant programs).

- I provide workshops and training for professionals looking to further their assessment and treatment skills when managing CAS.

- I chair my provincial association's CAS interest group.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 6 months (not for CAS specifically) years to 16 years

Hours of operation: Weekdays 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

Insurance accepted? No

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