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Business Name: Center4Speech

Address::
7011 Crider Rd. suite 102
Mars, Pennsylvania 16046

Phone Number: (724) 687-0597

Email Address: office@center4speech.com

Website: http://www.center4speech.com/

Describe treatment approach used: I like to have professional flexibility with approaches, activities, techniques, etc. I feel as though every child responds differently, progresses at different rates, and is motivated differently. So I feel that I implement a child-directed approach as I get to know each patient well. I think this idea helps when behavior is an issue as well. When I attended bootcamp, it reaffirmed my approach to therapy as there is not a "cookie-cutter" way to treating CAS. I use hand cues from the Speech EZ program and have a lot of success implementing them in treatment and training parents to utilize them at home. I pride myself on incorporated targets and repetition needed for CAS kids into highly-motivating games and activities that are motivating for each individual child.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: I develop a take-home folder with activities and suggestions for parents and caregivers. I share the hand cues that I use and encourage families to use them at home. I have parents and caregivers observe sessions occasionally. At my practice, we spend A LOT of time consulting and counseling with families.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have attended the CASANA walk for 3 or 4 years in Pittsburgh. My business has sponsored for the past 2 years. I have traveled 2 1/2 hours for CASANA sponsored trainings. I attended the bootcamp this past year and learned a lot! I am part of the CASANA Facebook group for parents and professionals as well. I also read Kathy Hennessey's book to gain a parents perspective and have shared it with other CAS parents.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years to 16 years

Hours of operation: 9-6:30 Monday through Friday

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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