Amanda Maxwell

Clearbrook CHILD Therapy

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP; Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare
Address:
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I feel that my style of therapy incorporates a variety of multisensory cueing (verbal, visual, tactile) within highly motivating activities for the child with encouragement and prompting. I incorporate the principles of motor learning to target motor speech patterns via a hybrid approach utilizing my knowledge and training of a multisensory approach, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), tactile cues from my PROMPT training, and progressive approximation and shaping techniques (Kaufman Speech to Language).   

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Parent Involvement:
   I enjoy treating young children in their natural environment, whether it be home with their siblings and parents or at a daycare center with their peers. I view parents and caregivers as active participants in sessions. Parent and caregiver involvement in sessions is crucial for success. However, I have found that it is often trial and error to determine whether a child is most successful with a parent in the room or outside of the room. The last ten minutes of each session is focused on providing parents with daily homework that ideally can be incorporated into the child’s daily routines and activities. Incorporating parents in sessions and family carryover of suggested tasks and “homework” facilitate progress and successful generalization of skills.

Parent Explanation:
   

Community Involvement:
   As a Apraxia Kids boot camp graduate I have the wonderful opportunity to connect regularly with speech language pathologists that share my desire to help young children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I have attended and presented at Apraxia Kids national conferences, supported our local apraxia walk, and presented on Childhood Apraxia of Speech to early intervention providers and service coordinators.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes