Arlene Ho

Arlene Ho, M.P.H., M.A., CCC-SLP-L, Speech and Language Therapy

Credentials: M.P.H., M.A., CCC-SLP-L
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home

Pleasanton, California 94588
Phone: (650) 453-8540

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My overall approach is to use the skills the child already has to strengthen the areas of weakness. As the areas of weakness become stronger, the supplemental modes of communication (e.g., AAC) can be faded. For example, a child with strong fine-motor skills and receptive language skills, I will integrate a visual supports and/or AAC to supplement his/her speech skills. In addition, I strive to individualize my treatment to the child's specific interests and goals, as well as the family's. For example, if a child has an interest in sea animals, I would work integrate the names of some sea animals into therapy that match the child's phonetic abilities. In addition, I would talk to the family to integrate functional words that are important to the child accessing their daily routine. The long-term goal in my treatment is to increase a child's independence, where they rely less and less on adults and aided supports and can more independently communicate their needs and wants.

Percent of CAS cases: 50

Parent Involvement:
   I save a portion of the session for parent coaching, where I will demonstrate a strategy and then have the parent try the strategy while I provide them with feedback. I may even videotape the parent so that they can watch it at a later point to analyze and learn from.

Community Involvement:
   I regularly completed Apraxia assessments and consult on complex cases as a consultant for the state of California. In addition, I am a guest speaker across northern California teaching experienced SLPs how to accurately diagnosis and treatment Apraxia in children.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No