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Business Name: Daniel Island Speech Therapy

Address::
1444 Willtown Street
Daniel Island, South Carolina 29492

Phone Number: (843) 410-8262

Email Address: Deborah.Scarlett@gmail.com

Website: http://www.dispeechtherapy.com

Describe treatment approach used: A treatment approach for children with CAS is one that includes intensive therapy and parental involvement. Depending on the level of a child’s functioning, therapy may begin by having the child imitate large body movements, then smaller body movements, then movements specific to the speech mechanism. The child may need to be taught functional sounds ‘mmmm’ for yummy or ‘uh oh’ for oops. Special attention needs to be placed on having the child look at the speaker’s face to gain visual input. Practice with specific sounds needs to begin by imitation or having the speech pathologist help “shape” the sound using manual, visual, and verbal stimulation. Then syllable shapes need to be taught: consonant-vowel; vowel-consonant, consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel; and consonant-vowel-consonant. A young child may be taught to say ‘hi’, ‘bye’, ‘no’, ‘up’, ‘go’, ‘eat’, ‘mama’ for mom, ‘nana’ for banana, ‘dada’ for daddy. As therapy progresses, the number of vocalizations needs to increase as well as the functionality of the vocalizations (i.e. words used in the home). Therapy for children with CAS may take several years depending on the intensity as well as the consistency of therapy in addition to the child’s motivation.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: When possible, parents are encouraged to sit in the therapy session, observe the therapist, and participate in the activities. Follow up activities are suggested with materials provided for home.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ 37 years in the public schools
3 years in private practice serving the pediatric population

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2,5 years to 15 years

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday
9-6

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

Insurance accepted? No

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