Alexandra Nussbaum

Child Mind Institute

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Address:
445 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (646) 625-4395
Email: alexandra.nussbaum@childmind.org

Overall Treatment Approach:
   - Select target words (how many to start with will depend on severity, but probably starting with around 5-10 words) that contain existing sounds and/or word shapes - Choose targets that are obtainable, and also functional/meaningful - Use principles of

Percent of CAS cases: 20

Parent Involvement:
   Choosing targets: parents are the experts on their own children; they are insightful about what motivates them, what is meaningful to them, etc. Parents are involved in helping choose target/stimuli for the seasons (e.g., names of pets/friends, favorite toys/games, etc). Practice: once movement accuracy is achieved for a target, I will give the parents a list of words to incorporate at home. If we are targeting movement patterns (e.g. rounding), I will work with them to think of contexts outside of the clinic where those targets can be practiced. If possible for parents to attend the treatment session, I may work with a parent on "what to look for" and how to cue certain sounds that they could then work on at home.

Community Involvement:
   I have treated and evaluated many children with CAS. I attended Apraxia Kids national conference this past July. I have presented on CAS to other treatment providers, parents, and educators through the Early Intervention Training Institute (EITI) at my previous job.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 18 months

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No