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Business Name: Marina Vertleyb, MA CCC-SLP, Pediatric Speech Therapy

Address::
Westwood Plaza, 700-76 Broadway, Suite 115
Westwood, New Jersey 07675

Phone Number: (201) 431-5545

Email Address: marinaslp99@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.slp4u.com

Describe treatment approach used: I start at the level where the child is, with the targets that are motivating, frequent, and give the child most control over the environment ( names, preferred items, food, activities). I start with direct imitation; visual, tactile, and verbal cues, which I fade gradually as the child’s mastery increases. Repetition is important and I structure my sessions to achieve multiple repetitions of target syllables, words, phrases. I use toys, games, repetitive songs and books, and movement to achieve this. Depending on the level of the child, I give the specific feedback and instructions (“big mouth”, “your lips were together”, etc). I utilize PROMPT training, Kaufman Speech Praxis Kit, and Moving Across Syllables program for my English speaking clients. I rely on the same principles when I develop treatment plans and materials suited for by-lingual (Russian-speaking children)

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: I provide speech therapy in my clients’ homes. Parents are encouraged to stay with their child during the session or observe/listen in from another room. I reserve few minutes at the end of the session to discuss what we have worked on. I stress the importance of home practice, give “homework”, and give suggestions of games and activities to use during home practices. I may also help parents establish a more structured reinforcement system to ensure frequent practice.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I recommend that parents look at the Apraxia Kids website as a great source of information. I continue to take continuing education courses to further expand my knowledge base on CAS.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years to 21 years

Hours of operation: Afternoon and evening hours

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

Insurance accepted? No

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