Loretta Aberli

Shamrock Speech Therapy

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
415 Benjamin Lane, Suite 102
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
Phone: (502) 939-6891
Email: shamrockspeechtherapy@gmail.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I approach therapy for CAS by finding the child's areas of strength regarding vocalization and verbalization. Building on those strengths and providing activities that allow for success at his level of ability, I increase the level of complexity while providing the necessary cues to allow for success at a higher level. As this success is achieved I fade the cues to allow for independence and generalization. Throughout the process I use the principles of motor learning, being careful to have available appropriate activities and reinforcements for that particular child. I use a variety of evidence-based programs including the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity (Kathy Jakielski) and the Easy Does It Programs for Apraxia (Preschool and School Age). I supplement these programs with materials and activities that are specific to the child, depending on his/her preferred activities or reinforcements. Family involvement and interdisciplinary cooperation, when applicable, are vital to the child's success. I send home activities and information for the family and suggestions for family activities. Siblings can play a vital role along with parents and guardians. Regular communication with parents and guardians is maintained for education and for obtaining information about generalization and functional communication.

Percent of CAS cases: 30

Parent Involvement:
   The parent is in the session whenever possible and I explain the techniques that are being used and why. If appropriate, I teach the cues that have been effective with the child and provide materials for practice with directions for their use. I emphasize that home activities should be functional and fun for the parents and the child. When necessary I schedule phone calls or a parent teaching session to educate and update the parents.

Community Involvement:
   I follow Apraxia Kids Facebook page and website. I also attended the Apraxia Kids convention in 2016 and met parents from various parts of the country.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1 year

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No