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Business Name: Speechworks of the Lehigh Valley, LLC

Address::
4910 Beech Court
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078

Phone Number: (610) 799-5050

Email Address: judystubbmann@gmail.com

Describe treatment approach used: I take whatever sounds, syllables or words that a child can produce either spontaneously or in imitation and then use that to build more syllable/word structures depending on the articulatory placement and manner using target words that a child will have plenty of opportunities to practice throughout the day. As soon as possible, I try to use the rule of 3 to get in as much practice on a target as possible and use knowledge of performance feedback to get the child to understand what they are doing well. As soon as possible, I try to fade the cues and use more knowledge of results as well as random practice for generalization as we move forward onto novel sounds and syllable structures. I have the family practice previously targeted words in a variety of routines for maintenance. For older children, I work on embedding target words into phrases and then sentences in an effort to generalize coarticulatory proficiency.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: I have the parents of very young children practicing target words within a variety of routines throughout the day (play, snack, dressing, bathing, diaper changes/potty time, car rides, songs, book reading, etc). I teach them to use the rule of 3 to elicit as many responses as possible. I also teach the parent to position themselves so that the child can see their face and provide slow models. I also teach the parent to use gestural prompts and give the sounds relevant names to increase their reference and recall of the motor plan for those sounds. I usually construct a core vocabulary book for daily review and we add pictures as the child's sound/word skills improve. For preschool and older children, I provide worksheets with target words and try to develop games in which the child can have 10-15 minutes daily practice with the adult. I also encourage the parents to have structured dinner conversations with emphasis on the correct word productions during that time when possible. Book reading is also recommended to practice target words.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I am an active member in the Lehigh Valley Apraxia Network providing assistance to a parent support group along with speech-language pathologists Heather Hamilton and Heidi Beck. I help to organize and run the annual Apraxia Walk for Children. I co-organize and run an Apraxia Camp for Children each summer.

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

Age range​ treated?​ Birth years to 8 years

Hours of operation: 8-5 Monday - Friday

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Home, Daycare

Insurance accepted? Yes

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