Patricia Mayro

Salus University Speech-Language Institute

Credentials: M.A., CCC-SLP; Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8:00 am to 2:00 pmTuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm*Clinic is a Free Clinic, which is why insurance is not accepted
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
8380 Old York Road, Suite 2100
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027
Phone: (215) 780-3150

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I mostly use Integral Stimulation (look, listen, do), following Edythe Strand's DTTC, although I am aware of other evidence-based approaches, such as PROMPT and ReST. My treatment involves:-Teaching movement sequences vs isolated phonemes-Using multi-sensory input (auditory, visual, tactile) - Incorporating principles of motor learning in terms of distribution (mass vs. distributed), schedule (blocked vs. random practice), variability (variable vs. constant practice), and feedback (knowledge of results vs. knowledge of performance)- Being intentional about manipulating frequency and intensity of practice - Thinking about range of difficulty in targets and managing the challenge of targets to facilitate motor learning- Adjusting the level of cueing carefully -shaping the productions to accuracy in order to practice high quality productions repeatedly-using activities that allow for many productions-Including caregivers as much as possible

Percent of CAS cases: 10

Parent Involvement:
   Parents attend the sessions with their child. I encourage parents to be involved and enthusiastic. I ask parents to report on what happened at home between sessions and invite questions and feedback to problem-solve together. I also rely on parents to actively engage in signing or AAC use with the child (if alternative communication methods are used) and to help the child "report" on what he/she wants to tell me about life since we last met. Parents often can be great motivators and reinforcers during practice sessions.

Community Involvement:
   I am a member of Apraxia-Kids Pennsylvania and Apraxia-Kids-Every Child Deserves a Voice Facebook groups.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

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Insurance Accepted: No