Emily Johnson

Hastings RiteCare Speech-Language-Literacy Clinic

Credentials: MS CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday, 8-3:30.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
411 North Hastings Ave
Hastings, Nebraska 68901
Phone: (402) 463-1518
Email: emily.johnson@unmc.edu

Overall Treatment Approach:
   During treatment, I encourage students to "watch me" to help them with imitation of motor movements. I use movement sequences rather than isolated phonemes (e.g., "me," "my," vs. "mm"). I attempt to elicit the sound multiple times in a session with a goal of at least 100 attempts per session (e.g., 20 reps of 5 targets). I try to target utterances that are meaningful to the child early on (e.g., "hi," "bye," "no," "my," "mine," "mom").

Percent of CAS cases: 10

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to observe therapy sessions (in the clinic room or observation area) to see how I cue and how I get multiple productions of a motor plan. They are encouraged to work on building attention and teaching their child to watch their mouths. They are given target words/sounds to work on with picture cues when possible (e.g., owie, boo hoo, boo boo, me).

Community Involvement:
   I have worked with children with diagnoses of Apraxia since graduating from my Master's program in 2000. I have referred parents to the apraxia-kids.org website for information and for a community of support. I have continued to expand my practice by reading articles on the Apraxia Kids website and attending trainings in my geographical area. I collaborate with my colleagues at UNMC and at other RiteCare Clinics.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No