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Business Name: Haas Speech Therapy

Address::
102 Beresford Lane
Minoa, New York 13116

Phone Number: (315) 727-8576

Email Address: khaas@scsd.us

Describe treatment approach used: I tend to use play based sessions to achieve a strong relationship with my clients. I start off by finding out their sound inventory and looking at what words/targets will be helpful to them that we can get, such as their name, or power words, such as on, go, no, etc. I develop a book of these picture stimuli to practice once they can use more volitionally. Multi sensory cues are used throughout, such as tactile, visual, and verbal. I like to use the cognitive cues by David Hammer (humming sound, etc). I try to get multiple repititions of each target and provide appropriate feedback. I look closely at syllable structures the clients have and incorporate those until more sophisticated speech targets. I use AAC, sign language, and picture communication board immediately to assist with lessening frustration.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are often involved in therapy. I share target words with them, videotape sessions if they are unable to watch part of or all, and participate in communication with parents via email, text, etc. Parents are advised to practice words/targets that the clients can provide with cueing consistently. New targets, we choose together. Parents are supported through use of AAC.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​
- I participated in our first walk in Syracuse in September 2016.
- I am involved on the Apraxia Kids FB page.
- I help run a SLP Moms of Apraxia Group.
- I attended last year's conference and try to participate in the webinars.
- I support CASANA on Giving Tuesday.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years to 10 years

Hours of operation: I currently work at a school full time until 2:30. In the evenings, I am available for treatment of children with CAS from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

In fall of 2017, I will be working 2-3 days a week only out of my home, in day care settings, etc, focused solely on itinerant work. Hours will be 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Office/Clinic, Home, Daycare

Insurance accepted? No

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