Eileen Brann

Dr. Eileen Brann Speech Pathology Services

Credentials: Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday; 9:00 am until 7:00 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
715 Lake Street, suite 102
Oak Park, Illinois 60301
Phone: (708) 386-8570
Email: drbrann@brannspeechtherapy.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I am currently utilizing Dr. Jakielski's Building Speech system, where we begin with pattern 1, CVs, then moving to pattern 2 of reduplicated syllables, then pattern 3, which is consonants in an open word shape: CVCV (i.e., "cookie"). Per Nancy Kaufman's approach, close approximations of the targeted words are accepted, then shaped into a closer match to the target word. Principle's of motor learning guide my treatment, and I have taught classes to graduate students on childhood apraxia of speech. I instill in my students the knowledge of motor learning principles to guide their thinking about apraxia.

Percent of CAS cases: 20

Parent Involvement:
   Parents observe treatment sessions weekly in my private practice. In addition, the parents have written assignments to carry out at home, which I demonstrate after the child's speech therapy session.

Community Involvement:
   I have followed the apraxia-kids website for updates to the field of CAS. As a clinician, I have instructed graduate students in how to diagnose and treat CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 18 months

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes