Sarah Lively

Lively Speech and Language Therapy

Credentials: M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm and Friday 8am-3pm.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home
194 Brookline Trail
Ponte Vedra, Florida 32081
Phone: (904) 729-6759

Overall Treatment Approach:
   When treating kids with CAS, my relationship with the child is vital. I see communicative potential in ALL children and presume that they are compent to accomplish their goals with some help and work. Be uase of the relationship I have with my clients, they will work hard for me usually just for verbal praise. I provide in home engaging, fast paced sessions using a hybrid therapy approach to include child-led play activities and speech pattern practice. I love providing in home therapy as my parents/caregivers can observe, ask questions, and then practice my techniques. For treatment plan, I individualize a three month rotation of goals and target one syllable shape or new sound every 2 weeks with functional word practice and then practice of those same words in play while using Aided Language Stimulation. I pick activities that have social turn components to ensure the child is attending to my face (and speech sound articulators). I use ALL types of cues (touching, visual, verbal reminders, cognitive descriptions, and melodic intonation) as no one cueing techique works for all children. I continally assess each child's progress to ensure I am challenging them just beyond their current communicative skills.

Percent of CAS cases: 20

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are the cornerstone of successful treatment. They postively impact theraputic progress and generalization of skills. I love when parents or caregivers of my clients watch and become active participants in their child's speech session. I coach parents as if they were Speech Language Pathologist Intern. I want to pass all of my knowledge and successful tips to them so we can co-treat their child together. If parents become "honorary" SLPs, their child reaps the benefit of more frequent speech motor pattern practice. I do tell parents to be cautious when practicing speech (short, frequent burst in play or a functional task) to ensure their child continues to enjoy conversing with them!

Community Involvement:
   I am an active participant in activities and seminars provided by Apraxia Kids. I am an advocate for children with CAS to ensure they receive evidence-based and individualized school-based speech therapy sessions in addition to their private speech therapy so they reach their full communicative potential. I coach and connect parents to become advocates and mentors with other parents that have children with CAS. I work with parents to search for CAS scholarships and guide them through the application process so their child can receive the services he/she needs regardless of the parent/caregivers' income status.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 1.5

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: No