Brooke Rea

Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre

Credentials: M.Cl.Sc. (SLP), Reg. CASLPO; Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My approach to therapy is to provide excellence through evidenced-based methods, in a supportive and caring, family-friendly environment. I believe therapy should be challenging but exciting, individualized, and goal-oriented. I encourage families and children attending therapy to celebrate their hard-work and accomplishments. I also encourage families to network with others to create a community of support in their journey with CAS. I combine the therapy approaches of Dave Hammer's multisensory approach, Nancy Kaufman’s Speech-to-Language Protocol (K-SLP) and Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing (DTTC) with contributions from my training in the Principles of Motor Learning (PML) and PROMPT.

Percent of CAS cases: 75

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are involved in therapy planning and activities, and are able to observe session from an audio-equipped observation room or directly in session. I encourage all caregivers involved with a child to attend sessions at some point so they can better understand what is involved and help to provide support outside of the therapy setting. I welcome extended family members as well as professionals such as daycare providers, teachers, extracurricular activity providers, therapists, etc. I involve parents in goal setting and home programming development, as well as carry-out of home programming, to ensure it is practical and manageable. I encourage communication beyond the therapy room as well, being available by phone and email as needed.

Parent Explanation:
   I use both Dave Hammer's explanation of the trapeze, the analogy of the ski hill and chalk board, and sometimes do Dave's motor activity with the twisty arms and fingers. I also go on to describe what our journey will look like, therapy will require in order to achieve best outcomes and how I can best help a family. I describe how CAS therapy is different than what they've likely been doing elsewhere and what they can expect from me.

Community Involvement:
   - I have been a CASANA Walk Coordinator since 2014. - After learning how much a network and community can positively influence the outcomes of those living and working with CAS, I started a provincial non-profit organization in 2015 specific to the ne

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 6 months (not for CAS specifically)

Insurance Accepted: No