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Business Name: Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, Speech Pathologists

Address::
62 Waller Avenue, Suite 102
White Plains, New York 10605

Phone Number: (914) 523-9131

Email Address: elainedolginlieberman@gmail.com

Describe treatment approach used: My target words in therapy come from the sounds/syllable shapes identified in the evaluation and focus on the motor plans, while being mindful of prosody and blending sounds and syllables (to avoid segmentation).

I closely adhere to and follow the Principles of Motor Learning, using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing. Less frequently, but when appropriate (e.g., children with co-morbid ASD), I may use Melodic Intonation Therapy (also based on integral stimulation)

As often needed, I include a variety of multisensory cues, including:

• Sound metaphors (David Hammer)

• PROMPT to provide the proprioceptive/kinesthetic/tactile input many children require to place a sound into the motor plan, and, if the PKT input is not needed, then provide

• Visual cues - Sounds-in-Motion (Fran Santore) or Speech EZ Cues (Lynn Carahaly).

In addition, I use videotaping for the older children for the child to utilize their meta-cognitive skills to learn to identify whether the goals established in the PML pre-practice phase have been met (e.g., slower rate of speech, louder vocal intensity, producing three syllables in a three syllable word…). We keep a check-list of the identified goals for the child to rate their own performance on the therapy desk.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are integral to my therapy. Parents and, often grandparents or caregivers, are asked to stay and watch therapy, and leave with homework that consists of two or three target words /phrases that have been acquired in therapy, with the intention of transferring the targets to the natural setting in the home and school. I also encourage pre-literacy at home, watching you tube sound-letter association sounds (Phonics Song -2) and reading rhyming books.

I also work closely with other speech pathologists who are treating the child through communication books that go back and forth and phone conversations.

In addition, there are times when the whole team will conference in on a monthly basis to confer and problem-solve/trouble shoot.

And finally, I work with the classroom teachers, particularly in preschool settings, and visit school programs to help the teachers.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​
- I have participated in the CASANA National conferences in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.

- I was a speaker at the National Conferences in 2014 and 2015.

- Since 2011, I teach an annual 15-hour Summer graduate class on CAS for up to 25 students at Mercy College Graduate Speech and Hearing Department

- Since 2002, I teach an annual three-hour guest lecture on the graduate level phonology class to 48 students.

- I was asked to prepare a 45-minute videotape on Effective Therapy that was presented at the Second Annual Apraxia Conference in Brasil in November 2016.

- I presented a three-hour conference on CAS – Assessment and Treatment – for 60 attendees at the Westchester Speech and Hearing Association in March 2015

- I presented a three-hour conference on CAS – Assessment and Treatment for 170 attendees at the Long Island Speech and Hearing Association in November 2014.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 18 months years to 23 years with motor speech disorders years

Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday
Appointments offered from morning, ending at 7 PM

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

Insurance accepted? No

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