Marla Zerbib

Kaufman Children's Center

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 8 am - 7 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
6625 Daley Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-737-3430

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Therapy approach would include the following: -establish the child's motivators and reinforcement -choose targets on the basis of the child's repertoire of consonants and vowels -provide and fade cues as child becomes more sufficient in production -provide corrections before failure to utilize error-less teaching principles -provide mass practice to distributed practice and block practice to random -within session mix and vary tasks to avoid over-generalization -encourage parents and caregivers to use play in the natural environments that will include target vocabulary and build language functionality with coaching if necessary -ensure retention to maintain motor plans of words to functional expressive language

Percent of CAS cases: 2-10%

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to watch sessions from an observation room; provided handouts of the specific target words, cueing techniques/strategies; coached through play if needed; and encouraged to ask questions after observing a session.

Community Involvement:
   Participation in Apraxia walks and in services at schools.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 4 years

Max Age Treated: 12 years

Insurance Accepted: Yes