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Business Name: Exceptional Children's Center

Address::
7001 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, Virginia 22150

Phone Number: (703) 971-0602

Email Address: kelly@exceptionalchildrenscenter.com

Website: http://www.exceptionalchildrenscenter.com

Describe treatment approach used:
It varies based on the individuals child's strengths and needs in all areas, not just speech and language.

- Establish rapport
- Assess attention and regulation, find ways to approve if needed
- Make sure position/posture for speech is good.
- Use strengths, needs, developmental appropriateness and family/client priorities to select targets.
- Determine best way/activity to get most repetitions of target sounds/syllables/words/phrases.
- Plan less structured activity for carryover if appropriate.
- Use verbal/visual/tactile/gestural cues as needed, but try to fade out across sessions as success increases.
- Give feedback on productions but carryover to self monitoring when appropriate.
- Encourage parents to join session.
- Provide activities/strategies for home carryover.
- Work with parents to have the client attend the max recommended number of sessions per week.
- Assess AAC options if needed.
- Monitor language abilities throughout sessions if they're not being specifically targeted.
- Incorporate literacy/preliteracy activities when possible.
- Collaborate with other professionals as needed/co-treat with OT/PT if appropriate.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement:
- Review report and plan of care. Ask for parent questions and feedback.
- Discuss the goals and why they have been chosen.
- Encourage to join sessions if possible. If they cannot join the session, end treatment five minutes early to discuss the session with parents.
- Provide specific carryover strategies and targets to work on.
- Suggest games, routines, etc. that will help increase likelihood families will carryover practice at home.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ Treating clients with CAS and referring families who are interested to CASANA to get more information and connect with others.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 0 years to 18 years

Hours of operation: Mon
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thur
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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