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Business Name: Communication Works

Address::
1540 South 70th Street, #101
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

Phone Number: (402) 480-3152

Email Address: paige@comworkslincoln.com

Website: http://speechtherapylincolnne.com/

Describe treatment approach used: I begin by targeting speech sounds indicated by the formal and informal assessment. I typically start with CV an VC functional words. I utilize direct imitation, mass practice and specific feedback in the beginning. Once they are 80% or higher with productions I fade prompts and use delayed imitation. I then increase complexity by using target phonemes with in cvc and cvcv words. I place phonemes that the child is successful with at the initial, medial and final word positions to vary complexity and diversity. I use functional words that the child is successful with and place into predictable sentences (e.g., I see a _____). I make sure to continue to increase complexity by using a variety of vowel and consonant combinations. I target various prosodies with target words from the beginning and into structured conversation.

In the beginning of therapy I often also include low or high tech AAC, depending on the child's needs, in order to build receptive and expressive language.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: During the evaluation process and the beginning of treatment, I provide education on CAS and therapy targets. I take data on functional words and send word and sentence cards home (if they are 80% or higher with words). I encourage parents to observe at least one session and implement the coaching model in order to increase effectiveness of daily practice at home.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have had multiple children with CAS on my caseload in the public school system and in private practice. I provide education to parents, teachers and paras so the child can have as much practice and understanding as possible.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years to 20 years

Hours of operation: Hours vary depending on clients' needs.

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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