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Business Name: Olympic View Children's Therapy

Address::
Dexter Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109

Phone Number: (425) 409-9351

Email Address: mariya@ovctherapy.com

Website: http://www.ovctherapy.com/

Describe treatment approach used: For children with severe CAS, I would adhere to the Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC) approach. I would start with a small stimulus set (4-8 targets) and apply the principals of motor learning. I would start with a modified block practice with frequent feedback and move on to distributed practice with reduced feedback as quickly as possible. As stimuli targets are mastered, I would replace them with new targets. For the severe case of CAS, I would recommend short, intense, and frequent sessions (e.g., 20 minutes, 3-5x per week).

For mild-moderate cases of CAS, I would determine the relative contribution of CAS to linguistically based speech errors and determine treatment based on that. If a child truly demonstrates a strong relative contribution of CAS to other deficits, I might use a successive approximation therapy approach and move closer to target productions rather than demanding perfect productions before finding new stimuli.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: In the private practice setting, parents are highly involved in the therapy process- they sit in on all sessions. The last 5-10 minutes are devoted to coaching the parents to deliver the intervention to the child. If the parent is successful in cueing the child and reducing supports as necessary, I provide homework for the family to do. If the parent struggles to provide the appropriate intervention even with my coaching, I do not encourage homework (as this can promoted errors in speech motor learning patterns).

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I am relatively new to the CAS community but I would like to become more involved. I have taken many CAS CEUs since completing my graduate work in 2013 and I have worked with several children/families who had the diagnosis.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2.5 years to 10 years

Hours of operation: Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday- Friday: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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