Carla Monteleone

Carla Monteleone Speech Therapy

Credentials: MSLP, RSLP SLP(C); Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 8pmWednesday 12pm to 8pmSaturdays 9am to 5pmI do have a flexible schedule and can work outside of the hours as well.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home
432 East 17th Street
North Vancouver, V7L 2W2
Phone: (778) 386-2350

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My overall treatment to kids with CAS includes only a few target sounds/words/phrases during a session with multi-sensory cueing (verbal, gestural, tactile). I do use PROMPT with some clients. Treatment sessions include the use of functional vocabulary and frequent intensive practice of the target (sound, syllable, word, sentence). I use both massed and distributed practicing depending on whether I am working towards acquiring the target or generalizing the target. I also make sure to target prosody from the beginning of therapy. I make sure that my sessions are fun and motivating for each client. The use of augmentative and alternative communication may or may not be used in therapy depending on the client. In addition, I don't follow the development hierarchy of speech sounds when picking initial targets.

Percent of CAS cases: 70

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are included in the assessment, goal writing and treatment sessions. They are required to carry on at home with practice on a daily basis. Practice is dependent on the level that the child is at in therapy sessions. For example, a child may say "hi Daddy" everytime he/she sees his/her dad. Parents may be able to provide some level of cueing at home (e.g. initiate the child to say "hi Daddy' by waving to Dad).

Community Involvement:
   I currently mentor other Speech-Language Pathologists in apraxia of speech and provide consultations with clients and their Speech-Language Pathologists.I have given presentations to other Speech-Language Pathologists in the community on CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 18 months

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes