Pamela Harnden

Huntsville Pediatric Associates

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP; Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8-4:30 PM
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Address:
1963 Memorial Parkway suite 5
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
Phone: (256) 265-2464
Email: psharnden@larsenmania.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   First and most importantly, I believe the family has to be involved in all aspects of our therapy and are essential for optimal outcomes. I encourage all parents to watch therapy, help determine word lists and provide practice at home. In therapy I use Dynamic Temporal and Tactal Cueing (DTTC) along with some aspects of PROMPT. I am a firm believer in making therapy fun but also attempt to get the maximum number of repetitions of our target words in our sessions. I also encourage alternative forms of communication to augment speech such as signing and iPads equipped with apps to help bridge the gap when necessary.

Percent of CAS cases: 25

Parent Involvement:
   Parents sit in the therapy sessions, help with decisions regarding words to target and goals to address. They also are asked to have a notebook for speech words and for communicating with other professionals. They are asked to practice either in short "pop-up" sessions or 10 minute structured sessions on a daily basis.

Community Involvement:
   In addition to treating several children with CAS I have been a coordinator for the Apraxia walks in Huntsville. I have also been active during CAS awareness month obtaining proclamations from our Governor and Mayor. In addition, I have been a guest on local news shows to talk about CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No