Kathleen Helfrich-Miller

Rehabilitation Specialists

Credentials: Ph.D. CCC
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 7:30-6 Friday 8-12
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare
Address:
35 N. Balph Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15202
Phone: (412) 761-6062
Email: kathleen.miller54@verizon.net

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I use an eclectic approach as not every child responds to the same method of treatment. Early on, I use a combination of multisensory cues to elicit a variety of sounds and sound sequences. I use real word targets for CV, VC, and CVCV sequences. I use principles of motor learning to reinforce production. As the child progresses in therapy, I may use Melodic Intonation. I use augmentative communication in conjunction with all treatment so the child has a combination of ways to communicate. I believe communication is primary. I will use signs, natural occurring gestures, pictures and then higher tech AAC. if a child can't communicate, he/she will be unable to participate in the intensity of therapy needed for remediation

Percent of CAS cases: 30

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to watch each session through an observation room in order to observe effective techniques. Parents are instructed as to the importance of communication using any modality possible.

Community Involvement:
   I have been involved with the apraxia community for over 30 years.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

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Insurance Accepted: Yes