13 Jan Pamela Harnden
Posted at 17:01h in Uncategorized
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
1963 Memorial Parkway suite 5
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
Phone: (256) 265-2464
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
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.
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