Kelley DaSilva

Communication Clinic of Connecticut, LLC

Credentials: MS
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fridays and afternoons
Treatment locations: Home/School/Clinic
Address:
137 Ethan Allen Highway Suite 1
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877
Phone: 203-544-9560
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:
   

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No