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Business Name: Huntsville Pediatric Associates

Address::
1963 Memorial Parkway suite 5
Huntsville, Alabama 35802

Phone Number: (256) 265-2464

Email Address: psharnden@larsenmania.com

Describe treatment approach used: First and most importantly, I believe the family has to be involved in all aspects of our therapy and are essential for optimal outcomes. I encourage all parents to watch therapy, help determine word lists and provide practice at home. In therapy I use Dynamic Temporal and Tactal Cueing (DTTC) along with some aspects of PROMPT. I am a firm believer in making therapy fun but also attempt to get the maximum number of repetitions of our target words in our sessions. I also encourage alternative forms of communication to augment speech such as signing and iPads equipped with apps to help bridge the gap when necessary.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents sit in the therapy sessions, help with decisions regarding words to target and goals to address. They also are asked to have a notebook for speech words and for communicating with other professionals. They are asked to practice either in short "pop-up" sessions or 10 minute structured sessions on a daily basis.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ In addition to treating several children with CAS I have been a coordinator for the Apraxia walks in Huntsville. I have also been active during CAS awareness month obtaining proclamations from our Governor and Mayor. In addition, I have been a guest on local news shows to talk about CAS.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years years to 15 years

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 PM

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

Insurance accepted? No

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