Grace Clark

Grace Clark

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: After-school (3:00 PM or later) or summer hours only.
Treatment locations: Home
3 Rambling Brook Road
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 7458
Phone: (201) 701-3291

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I start with simultaneous productions of words with or without prompts as needed. I incorporate visual, verbal, and tactile prompts as needed to help the child be successful. Simultaneous productions are faded to a mime, and, if successful, direct imitation is used. Once direct imitation is mastered, delayed imitation is used to facilitate generalization to spontaneous speech. I vary my use of feedback for the child's productions to help the child try to self-assess the production. Prompts fade in and out as needed for success. I strive to reach at least 100 productions per session. In addition, I try to see my students at least 3 times per week to work on speech specifically.

Percent of CAS cases: 67

Parent Involvement:
   Parents come to monthly clinics to discuss student progress, see how sessions are run with their child, and to give suggestions. Books of mastered words are sent home to foster home practice. Emails and videos are used to help the parent understand how to help their child's speech and language.

Community Involvement:
   I support Apraxia Kids and have purchased a few items, including the Time to Sing CD from them. In addition, I am in constant contact with families with children with CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 3

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No