Sarah Carmody

Carmody Development Center

Credentials: M.S., CCC-SLP; Recognized By Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM -6:00 PM
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Other
200 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, New Jersey 08035
Phone: (609) 330-3190

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Treatment involves careful target selection based on the child's current repertoire of sounds and syllable shapes as well as stimulable sounds/shapes. I employ multimodal cues, including visual, verbal, tactile-kinesthetic methods, depending on what can be most easily faded and that best benefits the child. I begin with massed and blocked practice with knowledge of performance feedback and shaping, and transition as quickly as possible to randomized practice with knowledge of results feedback, working with parents to encourage appropriate home practice for generalization as welll as to select the most relevant/motivating targets. I recommend frequent sessions and collaborate with school/other clinicians to synchronize the treatment.

Percent of CAS cases: 8

Parent Involvement:
   Parents observe directly at least 50 percent of the time with regular phone, direct, or email check in.

Community Involvement:
   I follow Apraxia Kids online and am up to date with training opportunities and new research to inform my practice. I endeavor to attend and contribute to Apraxia Kids National Conference ever since first attending in 2014. I am an aspiring Apraxia bootcamp applicant and am working toward training team members at my new full time clinical setting in best evaluation and treatment practices for CAS.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 15-18mos

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes