Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman

Elaine Dolgin-Lieberman, Speech Pathologists

Credentials: MA, CCC-SLP, Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Member of the Apraxia Kids Professional Advisory Council
Hours of Operation: Tuesday through FridayAppointments offered from morning, ending at 7 PM
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
62 Waller Avenue, Suite 102
White Plains, New York 10605
Phone: (914) 523-9131
Email: elainedolginlieberman@gmail.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My target words in therapy come from the sounds/syllable shapes identified in the evaluation and focus on the motor plans, while being mindful of prosody and blending sounds and syllables (to avoid segmentation).I closely adhere to and follow the Principles of Motor Learning, using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing. Less frequently, but when appropriate (e.g., children with co-morbid ASD), I may use Melodic Intonation Therapy (also based on integral stimulation)As often needed, I include a variety of multisensory cues, including: • Sound metaphors (David Hammer)• PROMPT to provide the proprioceptive/kinesthetic/tactile input many children require to place a sound into the motor plan, and, if the PKT input is not needed, then provide • Visual cues - Sounds-in-Motion (Fran Santore) or Speech EZ Cues (Lynn Carahaly). In addition, I use videotaping for the older children for the child to utilize their meta-cognitive skills to learn to identify whether the goals established in the PML pre-practice phase have been met (e.g., slower rate of speech, louder vocal intensity, producing three syllables in a three syllable word…). We keep a check-list of the identified goals for the child to rate their own performance on the therapy desk.

Percent of CAS cases: 75

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are integral to my therapy. Parents and, often grandparents or caregivers, are asked to stay and watch therapy, and leave with homework that consists of two or three target words /phrases that have been acquired in therapy, with the intention of transferring the targets to the natural setting in the home and school. I also encourage pre-literacy at home, watching you tube sound-letter association sounds (Phonics Song -2) and reading rhyming books. I also work closely with other speech pathologists who are treating the child through communication books that go back and forth and phone conversations. In addition, there are times when the whole team will conference in on a monthly basis to confer and problem-solve/trouble shoot. And finally, I work with the classroom teachers, particularly in preschool settings, and visit school programs to help the teachers.

Community Involvement:
   - I have participated in the Apraxia Kids National conferences in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016.- I was a speaker at the National Conferences in 2014 and 2015.- Since 2011, I teach an annual 15-hour Summer graduate class on CAS for up to 25 students at Mercy C

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1.5

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No