Lindsay Hunt

North Lakes Clinic-Ashland

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Standard Hours of Operation
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic


Overall Treatment Approach:
   My overall treatment approach includes motor planning and motor learning methods to target speech gestural movement during speech tasks working toward the goal of developing greater awareness and control in eliciting volitional speech movements for communication. I seek to begin treatment at the current level of this child and first expand stimuable phonemes into speech gestures toward word structures, CV, VC, CVC, which allows one to develop a core vocabulary. Core vocabulary is determined based upon the child's current level and speech achievable speech productions as well as parent input for functional communication needs within the child's natural environment. Treatment then continues thru expansion to greater word structure complexities, length and utterance expansion. My treatment approach is strongly based in motor learning principles and thus a great focus is based on repetition to develop the automatic and accurate speech sound production.

Percent of CAS cases:

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are involved throughout the assessment and treatment process. Parents are always welcome and highly encouraged to attend therapy sessions actively or through observation. I seek to provide unlimited opportunities for parent interaction, observation and education during and outside of their child's treatment sessions. In addition, tools/resources to support a parent's understanding and involvement in home programming are ongoing throughout intervention.

Community Involvement:
   I have extensive experience in the detection, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of CAS beginning from early intervention thru the duration of treatment that often spans over a period of several years. In my practice I have had the positive opportunity to spend a great deal of time collaborating with many professionals within speech language pathology, primary medical care, education professionals alongside families to support individuals and family units. I have been involved in team-based intervention collaborating with the Mayo Clinic team led by Dr. Edythe Strand. Such collaborations have allowed for continued learning for me as a professional as well as offered the individuals and families with whom I work with the highest level of support and access to additional resources. Additionally, I regularly follow the Apraxia Kids website and Kaufman Center for continued learning and up to date research on CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration:

Min Age Treated: 0

Max Age Treated: 21

Insurance Accepted: Yes