Amy Graham

Graham Speech Therapy, LLC

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., M - F
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Address:
458 All Sky Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921
Phone: (719) 888-9555
Email: amy@grahamspeechtherapy.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My treatment approach will depend upon the severity of the child's apraxia and the individual needs of the child and family. I always incorporate principles of motor planning with intensive and individualized treatment, with a recommended 3-5 sessions a week. Specifically, I use multiple repetitive production practice at each session (mass for acquisition, and distributed for generalization). I utilize a "moving-across-syllables" approach specific to the child's level of mastery (constant for acquisition and variable for transfer of skills). I always incorporate multiple-sensory input, as well, such as Integral Stimulation approach, tactile feedback, and visual cueing, as well. I have also used prosodic therapy techniques (i.e., Melodic Intonation Therapy), which has proven to be effective with some of my clients.

Percent of CAS cases:

Parent Involvement:
   First of all, I try to educate parents about CAS and about the importance of increased frequency and intensity of intervention. Once I gauge that the child has mastered a task to a certain degree, I give specific homework for parents for improved carryover of learned skills. I will often have them come in on sessions, if the child tolerates, to learn cueing techniques that will be helpful at home. I also always allow at least 5 minutes at the end of each of my sessions for a consultation time to answer any questions that parents may have.

Community Involvement:
   I am currently active on several Apraxia related facebook groups. I always seek out professional development where I can. But, Colorado Springs does not have any support groups, experienced professionals, or resources available locally.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2 1/2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No