Lisa Leonard

Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation Cleveland Clinic

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP, Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 4:30 P.M.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio 44070

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I use a very multi-sensory motor basedtreatment approach in my sessions focusing on each individual child's need. I combine use of a variety of approaches including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC), the tactile cuing from PROMPT, and Dave Hammer's multisensory approach to meet a child's specific needs. I emphasize family presence in my sessions so the are best able to facilitate in their home environment.

Percent of CAS cases: 25

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are present for the entire or at least a 15 minute portion (pending child's tolerance to parent being in the room) of my session so they can be educated on home programming.

Parent Explanation:
   I explain via verbal and gestural means. I give them a definition and explain the child may know what they want to say but the brain is having a hard time relaying the message accurately in a sequenced order to the structures we use to produce speech. I also have them do a more complex motor task to see what it is like to think about their movements.

Community Involvement:
   I have participated in bootcamp, have done webinar reviews for bootcamp, volunteered for the parent question booth at CASANA national conference, work as a mentor to SLPS at my facility, have presented at symposium this past fall on CAS and will be giving a 3 hour mini course at OHIO Speech language hearing association conference at the end of March 2017.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: O (not for CAS though) 2 yrs for CAS

Insurance Accepted: Yes