Jennifer Moore

Talk Moore Speech Services, LLC

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
1292 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, New Jersey 7470
Phone: (862) 242-6255

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I believe with any client you need to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship. Apraxia is very frustrating for many individuals and working on speech can be very challenging. Because of this, I truly believe in building on the child's strengths in a fun environment. I utilize turn-taking in my activities so the client feels that we are a "team" and we are working "together." I use tactile-kinesthetic (touch and movement) input to guide the muscles for target words/sounds so the client has to trust me and accept the sensory input. Therapy for CAS is motor-based so therapy sessions are packed with practice. I strive to make the sessions exciting and interactive by including the client's interests and hobbies so the child is having fun and learning at the same time. Secondly, it is important to approach CAS as a team effort. The parents and school/early intervention therapists need to be on board. In addition to discussing home carryover with the parents, I consult with the other therapists on the case (ABA, teachers, other SLPs). Consistent feedback and intensive practice of targets is an important part of CAS therapy. Everyone needs to be aware of the child's goals and ways to practice throughout the day. Although I may only see the child a couple times a week for therapy, the child needs to practice their targets daily to maximize effectiveness. Building the child's confidence and developing intrinsic motivation to practice and communicate verbally are key in the success of the treatment approach.

Percent of CAS cases: 75

Parent Involvement:
   I use an eclectic approach to treatment by utilizing multiple research-based techniques to address the child's needs. Each child's treatment plan is unique and individualized. My therapy sessions are child-centered by incorporating the interests of the child. Parents are actively involved in the treatment process and are provided with activities for home carryover. I strive to make therapy sessions fun and interactive for the child.

Community Involvement:
   My professional interest has always been in motor speech disorders. I have taken numerous courses in neurology, sensory processing/ integration disorders, Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), and motor speech disorders. While working for a pediatric hospital, I was a member of the apraxia task force which researched therapeutic techniques for apraxia and participated in developing a "standard of care" for children with apraxia for diagnosis and treatment. Currently, I hold parent workshops at my office to educate parents on the diagnosis of apraxia, what to expect from an evaluation and what types of treatment methods are available. I am also a certified PROMPT Instructor and train SLPs on this methodology. In addition, I am active on various parent and clinician facebook pages for apraxia by providing advice and sharing my experiences. Furthermore, I have expanded my knowledge by specializing and researching dual diagnosis of autism and motor speech dysfunction. I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation on this topic and I will be speaking about my paper at the Apraxia Kids Conference in San Diego this summer.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 18 months

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes