Paige Leising

Communication Works

Credentials: M.S. L-CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Hours vary depending on clients' needs.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
1540 South 70th Street, #101
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
Phone: (402) 480-3152

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I begin by targeting speech sounds indicated by the formal and informal assessment. I typically start with CV an VC functional words. I utilize direct imitation, mass practice and specific feedback in the beginning. Once they are 80% or higher with productions I fade prompts and use delayed imitation. I then increase complexity by using target phonemes with in cvc and cvcv words. I place phonemes that the child is successful with at the initial, medial and final word positions to vary complexity and diversity. I use functional words that the child is successful with and place into predictable sentences (e.g., I see a _____). I make sure to continue to increase complexity by using a variety of vowel and consonant combinations. I target various prosodies with target words from the beginning and into structured conversation. In the beginning of therapy I often also include low or high tech AAC, depending on the child's needs, in order to build receptive and expressive language.

Percent of CAS cases: 10

Parent Involvement:
   During the evaluation process and the beginning of treatment, I provide education on CAS and therapy targets. I take data on functional words and send word and sentence cards home (if they are 80% or higher with words). I encourage parents to observe at least one session and implement the coaching model in order to increase effectiveness of daily practice at home.

Community Involvement:
   I have had multiple children with CAS on my caseload in the public school system and in private practice. I provide education to parents, teachers and paras so the child can have as much practice and understanding as possible.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes