Ruth Stoeckel

Mayo Clinic

Credentials: Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Member of Apraxia Kids Professional Advisory Council
Hours of Operation: 5-Aug
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
200 First St SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Phone: (507) 538-8437

Overall Treatment Approach:
   DTTC for young/severe children. Combination of approaches (multimodal, ReST) for older and more verbal children. Inclusion of sound-pattern-related goals for older/more verbal children who have phonological pattern errors. For children of any age, emphasis on functional vocabulary to efficiently increase ability to communicate with others. Careful consideration of principles of motor learning adjusted to as needed based on child's progress.

Percent of CAS cases: 30

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are encouraged to observe and participate when possible and practical. They may otherwise observe sessions via remote camera. We also share videos on flash drives to be reviewed at home on occasion. Parents are given home practice suggestions at every session and asked for feedback at the beginning of every session (or at least once per week) about what went well and what didn't go so well since last session.

Community Involvement:
   I became involved in Apraxia-Kids via the early internet listserv and have been involved with Apraxia Kids ever since. I have facilitated a local support group. Currently, I am a member of several Apraxia Kids-related Facebook groups, and comment occasionally. I have been involved in presenting webinars, workshops, and other types of training for fellow SLPs, and that is ongoing, including presentations/training in Australia, Canada, and Austria.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1.5

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes