13 Jan Amy Smith
Posted at 17:01h in Uncategorized
Credentials: MCD, CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: M-F 8-6:30
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare
2474 E. Joyce Blvd St. 2
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703
Phone: (479) 521-8326
Overall Treatment Approach:
I use highly motivating items to target speech production targets at a high frequency throughout the session. I also incorporate consistent hand cues for placement of speech targets. I am intentional in fading cues and transitioning the child to successful and spontaneous production of words.
Percent of CAS cases: 30
I like to show parents the hand cues and the importance of frequent practice throughout the day. I like to help the parents think through daily routines, requests, and highly motivating items they can use to practice speech targets. I also encourage parents to be responsive to communication attempts and reward approximations and efforts when a child is attempting to communicate. Empowering the parents the simplify words and reward word approximations and the child's attempts is important for the child to feel successful with verbal communication.
I have worked with children in a pediatric private practice for over 10 years and enjoy the identification and treatment of CAS. I have enjoyed attending courses that provide treatment techniques specific to children with CAS and hope to attend more similar courses in the future.
Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes
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Insurance Accepted: Yes