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Business Name: Carla Monteleone Speech Therapy

Address::
508 East 18th Street
North Vancouver, V7L 2Y3

Phone Number: (778) 386-2350

Email Address: montelcar@hotmail.com

Describe treatment approach used: My overall treatment to kids with CAS includes only a few target sounds/words/phrases during a session with multi-sensory cueing (verbal, gestural, tactile). I do use PROMPT with some clients. Treatment sessions include the use of functional vocabulary and frequent intensive practice of the target (sound, syllable, word, sentence). I use both massed and distributed practicing depending on whether I am working towards acquiring the target or generalizing the target. I also make sure to target prosody from the beginning of therapy. I make sure that my sessions are fun and motivating for each client. The use of augmentative and alternative communication may or may not be used in therapy depending on the client.

In addition, I don't follow the development hierarchy of speech sounds when picking initial targets.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are included in the assessment, goal writing and treatment sessions. They are required to carry on at home with practice on a daily basis. Practice is dependent on the level that the child is at in therapy sessions. For example, a child may say "hi Daddy" everytime he/she sees his/her dad. Parents may be able to provide some level of cueing at home (e.g. initiate the child to say "hi Daddy' by waving to Dad).

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I currently mentor other Speech-Language Pathologists in apraxia of speech and provide consultations with clients and their Speech-Language Pathologists.

I have given presentations to other Speech-Language Pathologists in the community on CAS.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 18 months years to 24 years old years

Hours of operation: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 8pm
Wednesday 12pm to 8pm
Saturdays 9am to 5pm

I do have a flexible schedule and can work outside of the hours as well.

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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