Hallie Mintz

Nemours Dupont Pediatrics

Credentials: MS CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 7:15 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
1280 Almonesson Road
Deptford, New Jersey 8096
Phone: 9089170472
Email: mintz.hallie@gmail.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Every child that I have treated with CAS presents with a different starting place, and may respond to different treatment methods. However, in general, I carefully select targets based on the child's current repertoire of sounds and syllable shapes, stimulatable sound/shapes, and targets that are motivating and functional. When children are starting treatment for CAS, I utilize multimodal cues, including tacticle, verbal, and visual prompts, with the goal of fading cues to increase independent productions. I typically recommend that children attend therapy several days/week to increase consistency of motor learning.

Percent of CAS cases:

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are highly involved in the therapy session for children with CAS. It is important that the family feels knowledgeable and educated about Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and has realistic expectations for progress. It is critical that the family is involved in target selection to ensure that words are functional within the child's daily routine. Family members and caregivers are typically in the therapy room for either the entire therapy session, or will observe the session from an adjacent observation room to decrease distractions. The family participates in a wrap-up for the final 10-15 minutes of every session.

Community Involvement:
   I was initially introduced to Apraxia Kids in 2009 as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. As a class, we volunteered for the 1st Annual Walk for Apraxia. Since then, I've worked to develop my knowledge and understanding of motor learning principles through continuing education courses. I have collaborated with co-workers to share ideas, strategies, and treatment planning.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1.25

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes