Katie Barnes

Progressive Speech Therapy

Credentials: MA CCC-SLP, BCaBA
Hours of Operation: M-F 8:00-6:00
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare|Other
44121 Harry Byrd Highway, Suite 255
Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Phone: (703) 447-2469
Email: katie.barnes@progressive-speech.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Treatment is based on movement gestures versus specific phonemes. Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) is incorporated with the use of multi-sensory cueing (e.g. PROMPT, turtle vowels). The Principles of Motor Learning are used to guide target selection, distribution of practice, and to facilitate generalization of targets. The child's sound and syllable shape inventories are considered for initial target selection, with ongoing stimulability checks to determine following targets. A core vocab is initially established, making sure to incorporate targets that are functional, important to the family, and that are considered "power" words. Augmentative and Alternative Communication is also incorporated as an alternative means of communication and to focus on language development.

Percent of CAS cases: 25

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are involved in every session! Parent feedback is always incorporated and parents are encouraged to sit in and participate in sessions in order to provide education on Childhood Apraxia of Speech and to facilitate generalization of skills and carryover outside of speech therapy sessions. Detailed session notes and homework is sent home every session in order to make the best progress possible.

Community Involvement:
   I work with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech, participate in the Walk for Apraxia in Washington, DC, and collaborate with other professionals on CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated: 18

Insurance Accepted: No