Cheryl Rowan

Cheryl Rowan Speech Therapy

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; M - F
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
1400 Main Street, Suite 201C
Louisville, Colorado 80027
Phone: (818) 427-3600

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I have studied CAS extensively due to going through the treatment process with my son; having the benefit of having a child with CAS on my caseload for 2 years during grad school; and continuing now in my own practice. I use a combination of DTTC (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing) and PROMPT. I find them to work very effectively together. I have had great success with the Kaufman cards and use them almost always with children with a dx of CAS or suspected CAS. Sessions are typically 30 minutes, minimum 2 times a week (more if possible, depends on family situation). Progress is monitored carefully. When possible, I make a great effort to include targets that are functional for the child and the family. I feel this is actually the best way to make an impact and keep everyone motivated and moving forward together. Keeping the child motivated is so important!

Percent of CAS cases: 20

Parent Involvement:
   I encourage parents to join me and their child in the therapy room every session. When I worked in early intervention, I truly learned that parent involvement makes the process more effective, efficient and better for everyone. If parent cannot join the session, I provide a short handwritten note of what we worked on. When appropriate, I provide opportunities for practice at home. Some parents are craving more information, in these cases I direct them to evidence-based resources that provide accurate information. I have some parents who want to get ahead of the curve, and in these case I provide ideas on what they can do now to help mitigate potential literacy difficulties down the road.

Community Involvement:
   My son (now 16) was diagnosed with CAS at age 2 (too young, in my opinion now). I am an academic over-achiever and although I was entirely unfamiliar with the field of Speech-language Pathology, I embarked on a mission to help him. I found a wonderful SLP who worked with him for 3 years, 4 hours a week. I joined every single therapy session and learned a ton. From sign language, to sounds, to speaking, learning to read -- I've been through it all with my own child. I became so enamored with the field that I decided to become an SLP myself. Because of my personal experience, I have always sought out opportunities to learn more about CAS. I always keep up with the most recent research, and nothing gives me more joy than helping children and families through this tough journey (really!).

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 18 mo (will not dx, will only "suspect")

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No