Kelsey Wickre

Catalyst Therapies, LLC

Credentials: MA, CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Generally 9 am - 6 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Address:
23 Bellwether Way, Ste 102
Bellingham, Washington 98225
Phone: (360) 223-7666
Email: Kelsey@catalysttherapies.org

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I establish a functional vocabulary, often using the KSPT flash cards. I establish a few high frequency carrier phrases (e.g. I want x). I gradually increase complexity and length, and then gradually reduce the level of structure of sessions in order to promote generalization. I prefer to see clients 2-3 times a week if insurance and funding allows.

Percent of CAS cases: 35

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are typically present at every session and provided with homework. I provide them with parent handouts explaining the nature of CAS, and also encourage them to join support groups in the community or on social media platforms. I ask parents to provide a list of their child’s favorite thing (e.g. foods, toys, games, activities, shows, people, etc) in order to establish a functional base vocabulary for the child. Parents are encouraged to join in during games, and I often coach them on how this can be transferred to home activities.

Community Involvement:
   I have gone to two Walks for Childhood Apraxia of Speech events in Seattle. I am part of the Apraxia Kids: Official Support Group on Facebook. I have advocated for kids with CAS in the school system if services have been denied.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes