Andy McMillin

Portland State University Speech and Language Clinic

Credentials: MA, CCC-SLP; Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Hours may vary depending on University scheduling requirements. Currently our clinic runs on Monday and Wednesday between 1 PM and 5 PM. Clients typically come two times per week, for 50-minute sessions. Sessions are mostly one-on-one with a graduate student clinician who works under my direct supervision. Please note that although the PSU clinic does not work with commercial insurance, we offer a "no-clinic-fee" model of service. Clients are not charged for the cost of services
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
PO Box 751, dept code SPHR
Portland, Oregon 97207
Phone: 503-725-3653

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My first priority is communicative effectiveness. For many young children, this may include a priority on alternative modalities of communcation, such as use of signs. As children increase their expressive skills, more focus is placed on the motor aspects of speech production. Because I am a supervisor in a University clinic, most of the direct therapy is provided by graduate students under my supervision. Students receive training in principles of motor learning as described by Edwin Maas and colleagues (2008), and in treatment protocols such as Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC) and basic multi-sensory cues including those used in PROMPT as needed for an individual client.

Percent of CAS cases: 0.4

Parent Involvement:
   Parent involvement varies depending on the needs of individual families. In many cases, parents are in the clinic room for some or all sessions. We also have a video observation system with a dedicated viewing room. Some parents observe sessions remotely through this system. In any case, our goal is to review each session with family members and to provide plans for carryover activities that can be implemented at home.

Community Involvement:
   I am a graduate of the 2016 Apraxia BootCamp in Pittsburgh. I also presented at the 2017 Apraxia Kids conference in San Diego. Finally, I teach at Portland State University, where I have been teaching the graduate course on Speech Sound Disorders since 2012. I make it a point to provide extensive training in the identification and treatment planning for children with CAS

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No