13 Jan Lisa Ingo
Posted at 17:00h in Uncategorized
Credentials: MS CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm weekdays
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
556 East 300 South
American Fork, Utah 84003
Phone: (801) 616-9232
Overall Treatment Approach:
I don't use any one specific protocol, but I have found Nancy Kaufman's Mutt family book and card kits helpful as therapy materials. I use games, family names, common phrases, environmental sounds, dot marker pages, books, puzzles, and picture activities that motivate multiple productions at the level of difficulty indicated by assessment. For example, I may use a farm set to elicit multiple CV forms such as "moo, baa, neigh, ru(ff), bo(k), hi, bye, go" multiple times as the animals enter and leave the barn. I use a lot of cause and effect toys and toys with multiple pieces (Pop Up Pirate or magnetic fishing pole and multiple fish). I often begin a session by using the Kaufman card kits at a certain level. I find that if I start with high structure and decrease the structure as the session continues, the children stay more engaged and are willing to complete some drill practice right off the bat. I also use my own hand signals that I teach the parents as needed. These visual cues have helped my CAS clients more than anything. That is why I'm interested in becoming PROMPT certified, but I can't afford it yet.
Percent of CAS cases: 30
They occasionally observe and/or participate in sessions. I know it is ideal to have the parents in sessions more often, but most of my parents have to bring other children with them which disrupts the sessions. Ninety percent of the time I speak with the parent after EVERY session to share successes, share the types of activities that the client found motivating, give homework and explain how to work on it, and teach cueing techniques.
When I started practicing, apraxia was something I had barely heard of. Over the years I am seeing an increase of CAS clients in my caseload so I have begun attending continuing education courses on my own. I also try to read any professional articles (including Apraxia Kids articles) on the subject.
Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes
Min Age Treated: preschool
Max Age Treated:
Insurance Accepted: No