Mariya Burrows

Olympic View Children's Therapy

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday- Friday: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm Saturday: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Treatment locations: Home|Daycare
Dexter Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109
Phone: (425) 409-9351

Overall Treatment Approach:
   For children with severe CAS, I would adhere to the Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC) approach. I would start with a small stimulus set (4-8 targets) and apply the principals of motor learning. I would start with a modified block practice with frequent feedback and move on to distributed practice with reduced feedback as quickly as possible. As stimuli targets are mastered, I would replace them with new targets. For the severe case of CAS, I would recommend short, intense, and frequent sessions (e.g., 20 minutes, 3-5x per week). For mild-moderate cases of CAS, I would determine the relative contribution of CAS to linguistically based speech errors and determine treatment based on that. If a child truly demonstrates a strong relative contribution of CAS to other deficits, I might use a successive approximation therapy approach and move closer to target productions rather than demanding perfect productions before finding new stimuli.

Percent of CAS cases: 1

Parent Involvement:
   In the private practice setting, parents are highly involved in the therapy process- they sit in on all sessions. The last 5-10 minutes are devoted to coaching the parents to deliver the intervention to the child. If the parent is successful in cueing the child and reducing supports as necessary, I provide homework for the family to do. If the parent struggles to provide the appropriate intervention even with my coaching, I do not encourage homework (as this can promoted errors in speech motor learning patterns).

Community Involvement:
   I am relatively new to the CAS community but I would like to become more involved. I have taken many CAS CEUs since completing my graduate work in 2013 and I have worked with several children/families who had the diagnosis.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2.5

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes