Jennifer Metaxas

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinc, Home
1521 Concord Pike Unit 103
Wilmington, Delaware 19803
Phone: 847-852-0928

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I provide individualized care and have strong communication with my families. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual child to ensure progress. I typically recommend therapy more than once a week for children with apraxia. During my speech sessions, I provide a high amount of repetition. I start with a small set of treatment targets, and gradually increase the number of words as the child improves. I provide multiple prompts and feedback, including tactile prompts and visual feedback. I expand upon the syllable shapes and phonemes that the child already has in their inventory, and slowly add more phonemes and syllable shapes. In addition, my therapy also focuses on language and augmentative and alternative communication. Communication devices help expand expressive language and avoid frustration. My ultimate goal for children with CAS is for them to be successful communicators.

Percent of CAS cases: 20

Parent Involvement:
   Parental involvement is vital for the progress of the child, and I provide home practice for each child to facilitate carryover. After every session, I write a note to the parents explaining what was worked on in the session, or discuss it with them verbally. I also make copies of the words that my clients are beginning to master so the words can also be practiced at home.

Community Involvement:
   CAS has always been my passion and I have made it a large part of my continuing education. I have had the opportunity to work with families who are just learning about apraxia for the first time. I educate the families I work with about childhood apraxia of speech. I am also a part of a social media networking group for the apraxia community.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated: 14

Insurance Accepted: No