Melanie Phifer

We Speak Speech Therapy

Credentials: MA CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: By appointment
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
1133 N Main St #134
Layton, Utah 84041
Phone: (801) 540-1739

Overall Treatment Approach:
   For kids with CAS, I start therapy with what they have - build off of acquired V, VC, CV, CVC combinations. I make sure they are watching my face so they can see my mouth move. We practice the speech movements together and work towards fading out simultaneous productions until they can say the words and phrases independently. The most important factor is repetition, repetition, repetition! The more practice we get in during the session, the greater progress they will make!

Percent of CAS cases: 15

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to be in the therapy room to observe, ask questions and practice with their child during therapy so that they can continue the practice at home. Homework is given weekly or as needed when new skills are acquired. I encourage parents to practice speech skills daily – even 5-10 minutes will make a huge difference in the child’s success!

Community Involvement:
   I have attended conferences and professional development to increase my understanding and ability to treat children with CAS. I have directed parents to websites and Facebook groups for support.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2 1/2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No