Elizabeth Lian

Speech Spark Therapy Services LLC

Credentials: MA CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Flexible, call for appointment at this time
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home
8764 Rosalie Ave #440162
St Louis, Missouri 63144
Phone: 314-690-8521
Email: speechsparkslp@gmail.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Based on the motor speech hierarchy, I determine which stage the child is functioning at and choose goals that would make the most positive impact on the client. For example, if the child has decreased mandibular control, I may choose vowels that help establish jaw control.

Percent of CAS cases: 30

Parent Involvement:
   The parents are provided information about CAS, including websites such as apraxia-kids.org to refer to. Once a child is successful in a particular sound sequence or sound, I provide parents with take home words to practice within the context of a repetitive game (to keep it interesting). I may also develop a fun frustration phrase such as "Oh banana!" for the whole family to use so that the child can get some extra practice in.

Community Involvement:
   In the past, the extent of my knowledge with CAS was through "The Source: Childhood Apraxia of Speech" and using the Kaufman Cards. Over the years, I have had more and more children on my caseload with CAS and, wanting to be the best clinician possible, I have done more research, read articles, and watched Webinars on the Apraxia Kids website. I most recently completed the PROMPT course, which gave great insight into the motor speech hierarchy and treatment.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No