Bonnie Leaf

Communication Tools Inc

Credentials: M.Sc, R.SLP, SLP(C); Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8 - 5 pm.Appointments can be arranged for weekends and evenings.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Other
Route 2 Site 17 Box 14
Rocky Mountain House,
Phone: (403) 844-8380

Overall Treatment Approach:
   1. Increase child's ability to sequence sounds in current speech inventory. Identify highly functional/motivating word targets to work on - identify targets that contain a variety of movement sequences - from simple to complex ; and progress through stages of DTTC - moving from simultaneous productions with multi sensory cueing to spontaneous productions and from blocked practice of words with knowledge of performance feedback to random practice using knowledge of results feedback. 2. Increase child's speech sound repertoire by working on new sounds within existing syllable shapes, taking into consideration facilitative environments.3. When words can be spontaneously produced in random practice- move words into word phrases. Add in grammatical morphemes as appropriate.4. As two syllable words emerge, target word stress patterns and phrase prosody.Incorporate work on emergent literacy skills within therapy sessions ( e.g.: rhyming, syllable segmentation, sound/syllable blending)

Percent of CAS cases: 30

Parent Involvement:
   Parent training sessions are held at the start of therapy - information is shared about speech sound development, motor planning hierarchy and multi-sensory cues. Parents partner with the therapist to identify highly functional, motivating word targets as well as initial goals for the child and parent. Parents also observe therapy sessions and practice working on target words with the therapist and child. Home practice targets are identified at the end of each therapy session as well as ways to work on those targets at home. Parents are encouraged to report back on home practice activities, inform therapist of new words and share additional observations and concerns.

Community Involvement:
   -Participated in Apraxia Kids Boot Camp-Friend of Apraxia Kids-Presented on Emergent Literacy at the 2016 Apraxia Kids National Conference-Connected with Edmonton parent groups - Facebook Page, CASE society-Collaborate with Apraxia Kids grads-Participate on Apraxia Boo

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes