Debra Fenton

Lowry Speech & Occupational Therapy

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:30 PmFriday - 8:00 am - 4:00 pmSaturday - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Daycare|Other
469 S. Cherry Street, Suite 201
Denver, Colorado 80246
Phone: (303) 360-0727

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I am trained in both PROMPT and the Kaufman program. I often use the Kaufman program with the younger children as I like the colorful pictures and the home program materials. I involve parents in every session so they can learn the cues, sounds etc. and so they can assist with daily practice at home. I will also introduce some basic signs or picture communication to provide the child with a means to communicate if they are experiencing frustration. I usually pair sounds with gestures, visual, and tactile cues to provide additional multi-sensory support (sometimes it's SEE signs, visual phonics, or whatever type of cue that child can connect with and relate to). If the child is older and comfortable, I will use some PROMPT to help establish motor movements and placements.

Percent of CAS cases: 10

Parent Involvement:
   Parents and caregivers are encouraged to observe and participate in each therapy session so they develop an understanding of the treatment hierarchy, target sounds/word approximations, and multi-sensory cues needed to support their child's speech. I always want the child to use their targets in meaningful ways and it is helpful to have parents in the session as it increases opportunities for mass practice as well as supports the parent and child in being able to generalize targets to other environments beyond the clinic. Having parents involved in the session is also helpful so they can provide feedback on what has been easy/difficult at home so I can provide additional support and offer alternatives to reduce frustration.

Community Involvement:
   I own my own private practice in Denver and we always sponsor our clients who participate in the Apraxia walk. I enjoy mentoring other therapists in our practice and surrounding community so they can become more proficient in the diagnosis and treatment for Apraxia. It is a highly specialized area and supporting other therapists means we can reach more children with apraxia and have better outcomes.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 18 mos

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No