Kathy Scott

Kathleen Scott, MA CCC_SLP, Speech Pathologist

Credentials: MA, CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: TBD
Treatment locations: Home
P.O. Box 186
Corolla, North Carolina 27927
Phone: (949) 412-7244
Email: kathyscott2000@gmail.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My first goal is for them to be comfortable making communication attempts and understanding that I will support them in their efforts to make their thoughts known.I want them to have early success with high value words while we master a repertoire of usable syllable building blocks to combine into words. I continually monitor their response to treatment (data collection is pretty important) so I am able to fade support if using an integral stimulation model, but I never want them to practice incorrect patterns. Multi-sensory cues and modified cued speech is beneficial as their syllable combinations lengthen and increase. I constantly evaluate/treat phonological errors that may have been masked due to the apraxia. Early songs and nursery rhymes help with prosody so I incorporate them frequently with my preschoolers. I also try to address normalization of speech timing with short speed drills suitable to their age. As their skills increase and their meta-linguistic knowledge starts to emerge, I introduce the concept of communication breakdown and repair strategies. And as they demonstrate mastery of a step with me, I train parents or surrogate to practice at home. On an individual basis, I support correct placement with whatever cues help, graphemes, tactile/sensory, visual cues.

Percent of CAS cases: 2

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are typically present for the initial evaluation and discussion.They often observe and/or participate in treatment sessions. They support therapy goals at home after training if that is within their comfort zone. They also support their child's overall development and attempts at communication, as well as learn to be advocates for their child through training and education during therapy sessions and conferences. They help set goals and report on progress observed outside of therapy.

Community Involvement:
   Most of my involvement in the wider community has been web-based by linking to sites such as yours, ASHA journal and CEU opportunities, and individual presenters publications. On a smaller scale, I have helped my students navigate school, community,and home environments through teacher training and collaboration, and by bringing my limited community together in small support groups. The challenges of a preschooler moving to kindergarten or a middle-schooler moving between six different teachers a day requires a web of involvement between all caring adults.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 4

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No