Mike Bright

Boston Children's Hospital

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP; Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: variable Monday through Thursday
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Peabody, Massachusetts 1960

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Incorporating principles of motor learning within high energy, playful, often-humor based, multi-sensory therapy activities.

Percent of CAS cases: 50

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to carry over daily practice of functional, nearly mastered productions. Parents help to establish functional/motivating words for practice within treatment sessions.

Parent Explanation:
   I start with Dave Hammer's folded hands metaphor to convey the understanding of "disconnection" between motor intent and ability to plan given mixed/confusing visual feedback. I talk about the need to practice speech movement to establish consistent production pathways and explain what this looks like (or doesn't look like) in therapy. This is an ongoing, dynamic conversation!

Community Involvement:
   - Apraxia Boot camp graduate and continued participation within email group - Serve as a regional resource for families and clinicians --- consulting at least 1-2 x weekly with questions regarding children when there is a diagnosis or question of CAS. -

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Insurance Accepted: Yes