Samantha Salstone

Cawn-Krantz and Associates

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-6pm Additional Location: 725 W. Wrightwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60610
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare
605 Academy Drive
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Phone: (847) 480-8890

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Treatment takes place in the context of child-directed play. I work with parents to create a meaningful core vocabulary and then empower children to use words with therapy techniques all while playing in a sensory-motor gym because research shows learning occurs when a child is engaged and having fun. I work closely with school SLPs to choose the same stimuli and we communicate via google doc of what's working/not working for the child across our sessions. Parent education and coaching is a very important part of my philosophy for generalization and motor learning.

Percent of CAS cases: 15

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are first consulted in words that are important to a child. This means that I always sit down with parents to ask about siblings or pet names, favorite toys or foods, or anything else that a parent can give me to create a core vocabulary for their child that is motivating. Parents are better experts on their child than clinicians, even if we have more knowledge about CAS. Parents are welcome to join for therapy sessions, especially to discuss facilitating rich language exposure at home so that all efforts in speech intervention can be put into speech movement accuracy practice. Parents are then given words that have met criteria based on probe testing to practice at home for generalization.

Community Involvement:
   I attended an advanced training workshop with Edythe Strand in order to become a leader within the community regarding educating other SLPs on assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment for children with CAS. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with other providers in the Chicago-area.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes