Katie Fey

CommuniKate Speech Therapy

Credentials: MS CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8-5
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Vancouver, Washington 98685

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I model my treatment method off of DTTC, as this is what I have been trained in and have seen the most progress. I adjust as needed for each child, but there is also a set block of targets for the day, starting with simultaneous productions and fading to independence with progress in sessions. New words/phrases as added in as other mastered targets are faded out after prosody and random practice.

Percent of CAS cases: 15

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to be in the room and watch treatment at each session. I describe the goals and targets for each session as well as level of cueing. After a few visits when a child feels successful and is at an appropriate level for home follow through, parents are sent home with their small target list and cueing level necessary.

Parent Explanation:
   CAS is a motor planning difficulty; meaning that your child knows what they want to say, and generally knows how to say it, but when their brain sends a signal to their mouth to make the sounds s-u-n for "sun", paths get crossed and it may come out as something completely different. A lot of times you can see a lot of frustration in your kiddo because they know they are saying the word/sounds wrong, but they are unable to correct it. Think of it like if your keyboard buttons were all shifted around; if you went to type a simple word "hello" but none of the buttons were in the same place, it would turn out as something unrecognizable. Therapy will work to strengthen the correct pathways and motor movements to allow your child's speech to become not only more clear, but less effortful as times goes on.

Community Involvement:
   I have always been interested in the CAS population and would like to get more involved in the community. I have attended a DTTC training and taken a few online courses to get a better understanding of the disorder and ways to help. I have treated numerous children in my community with CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes