Megan Leece

Gebbie Speech & Language Clinic

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, with some evening hours until 6:30 PM (schedule dependent, based on student schedules)
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Address:
621 Skytop Road, Suite 1200
Syracuse, New York 13244
Phone: (315) 443-4485
Email: mcleece@syr.edu

Overall Treatment Approach:
   My overall approach incorporates the principles of motor learning, taking into account when practice should me blocked versus random, with alterations in feedback depending on whether a client is in an acquisition-phase of learning a motor sequence or in the generalization-phase. Through class and clinic, our graduate students are exposed to various motor learning approaches such as: Speech Motor Chaining, ReST, and DTTC (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing). Depending on the client, we may incorporate biofeedback (e.g., ultrasound, real-time pitch to trace prosodic contours) to aid in acquisition.

Percent of CAS cases: 33

Parent Involvement:
   Our clinic has a closed-circuit camera system that feeds into our parent observation room. Parents are invited to watch all of their child's session. Parents touch base with the child's graduate student clinician every session and with the clinical supervisor often. Parents are able to email the clinical supervisor and student with questions and feedback.

Community Involvement:
   As I have become more involved in Dr. Jonathan Preston's research, I have had more contact with the Apraxia community. My primary role is as a research assistant (Project Manager) for NIH-funded research, but I also carry over that role to our graduate program's on-site clinic where I supervise cases, some of which have a CAS diagnosis. I also coordinate our preschool evaluation team and evaluate toddlers with suspected CAS at the request of parents, other professionals, LEAs, and physicians.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1 year

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes