Emilie Straka McLeod

Straka Speech Castle Rock

Credentials: MS CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday: 9am-6pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Address:
815 South Perry Street, 200
Castle Rock, Colorado 80104
Phone: (720) 398-8806
Email: emilie@strakaspeech.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I build on skills that are present. I work within the zone of proximal development to increase skills in the order that is most natural for the child. I base my treatment on the principles of motor learning moving from mass practice to practice with shorter duration, more frequently; from consistent feedback to random feedback and from consistent models and targets to varied models and targets. My therapy is fun and affect based. Kids are playing while working on sounds, no matter where they are in treatment. My ultimate goal is carryover, so I consistently communicate practice strategies and "things to think about this week" with families.

Percent of CAS cases: 10

Parent Involvement:
   Carryover to home is the end goal of therapy. Parents can sit in on therapy sessions if they prefer, if their child is able to participate while they are there. I often send home videos of practice so parents can imitate it at home. I always be sure to make the homework salient, achievable and easy to understand.

Community Involvement:
   I have seen many kids over the years who have true and also misdiagnosed diagnoses of CAS. I consider myself an advocate for kids and families in both of those circumstances, to their other therapists, schools, extended families etc.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

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Insurance Accepted: Yes