Lynn Maas

Autism Collaborative Center

Credentials: MA CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Mon-Thur 8AM-6PM, Fri 8AM-3PM
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
1055 Cornell
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Phone: (734) 487-2890

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I like the family to be very involved throughout the course of treatment. I have them doing parameter prompts if applicable as well as using the same terms and performance feedback at home that I use in therapy. Ex: make your popping sound! (/p/) I try to always start with a sound or oral position the client can do successfully and consistently on command. I move up from there based on stimulability, typical developmental milestones, client motivation and family input. I try to follow Kaufman's syllable shaping protocol she uses on her Apraxia cards moving from the front to the back of the mouth and through the developmentally appropriate phonological processes in order to build syllable shape and successive approximations.I think it is very important to use a variety of prompting techniques as well. I use verbal feedback, gestural prompting, tactile PROMPTing, as well as video modeling within my therapy activities. I always try to embed my therapeutic activities within a game or fun activity to keep my clients motivated and to get as many trials in as possible.

Percent of CAS cases: 50

Parent Involvement:
   I require parents to be present for individual sessions as much as possible. As long as they are not a hindrance to therapy, I prefer parents in my actual treatment room. I want them to see exactly what I am doing and often ask them to practice the set of skills I will be asking them to do as homework. I like them to feel that they have the ability to ask questions in the moment and hear the terms and feedback I am using to provide consistent feedback at home.

Community Involvement:
   I am looking forward to being more involved in the Apraxia community. I work at an Autism center so I find myself being more involved with that community but as I practice longer and longer I feel that more kids with Autism have some motor-planning difficulties. I think there is so much knowledge to share and learn when working with other SLPs who have experience working with kids who have CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1 1/2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes