Erica Seifert

Lakeview Speech & Language Clinic

Credentials: MS CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: M-F 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Treatment locations: Home|Daycare|Other

Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
Phone: (708) 628-8446

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Overall, my approach to treating children with CAS is focused on the production of movement gestures, not sounds. I incorporate principles of motor learning in order to make therapy the most efficient and efficacious as possible. For children with severe CAS, or children with persistent vowel errors, I use DTTC. For children with mild-moderate CAS, I use ReST.

Percent of CAS cases: 15

Parent Involvement:
   I provide in-home services, so parents are always present during my sessions. I like to involve them in therapy and coach them on what to look out for (e.g., watching out for negative practice.) As children become successful with therapy tasks, I assign them as short home practice activities to help with generalization. I also like to embed home practice into daily routines, so that practice can occur in natural environments.

Community Involvement:
   My very first client in graduate school had global aphasia and apraxia. I saw her for 3 quarters straight and cried when she said her first word spontaneously. My real passion is working with kids, and my undergraduate degree was in cognitive psychology and linguistics, so now that I'm practicing it made sense to me to become more well-versed in evidenced-based treatment for CAS. I'm currently working with one child with diagnosed CAS, one child with suspected CAS, and one child with acquired apraxia from a TBI. After attending Dr. Strand's advanced course on CAS this weekend, I'd like to be able to be more involved in the Apraxia community and share this knowledge with other clinicians.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes