Kelley DaSilva

Kelley DaSilva, CCC-SLP

Credentials: MS
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri days and afternoons
Treatment locations: Home
Address:
91 Andrew Mountain Rd
Naugatuck, Connecticut 6770
Phone: (860) 919-5276
Email: cardonak@msn.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I use multiple supportive strategies to support their ability to imitate and initiate specific phonemes. The supportive strategies used are motokinesthetic cueing, carrier phrases, visual and auditory feedback. Depending on the level of severity, I begin targeting sounds in isolation and/or if their repertoire is limited, isolation of an increased number of phonemes paired with work at increased syllable levels. I embed language based functional approximations to these targets. This inclusion of language provides clients high frequency functional opportunities for carryover.

Percent of CAS cases: 25

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to observe the therapy sessions and participate in learning the cueing strategies supporting their children's speech. They are encouraged to provide feedback on vocabulary relevant to the child's day to day functioning and interests. This is kept in mind and then depending on the child's level, approximations are potentially targeted for these words. Parents are encouraged to carryover and generalize stable core vocabulary words into structured aspects of the child's day.

Community Involvement:
   I was extremely fortunate to find myself working for an experienced SLP in private practice with a strong reputation in the area for her work with CAS. She provided me with the hands on training I needed to learn for children on my caseload. I have seen the success of this treatment firsthand. It has been an amazing experience to work with families of children and support them in 'finding their voice.'

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No