Stacey Landberg

Stacey Landberg

Credentials: M.S. CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm
Treatment locations: Home

Los Angeles, California 90042
Phone: (626) 922-5275

Overall Treatment Approach:
   In general, my approach is always to build off children and caregiver's strengths, especially in early intervention. As Dr. Juliann Woods says: We (speech-language pathologists) want to employ strategies that can make the greatest impact for the child, and require the least amount of change for a caregiver. To apply this idea, let’s imagine a common scenario where a very young child (14-19 months) is only saying “uh.” Instead of focusing on all the sounds that this child cannot make, I would help the family build the child’s confidence and success through vocal play while trying to increase length (uuuuuuh), volume changes (quiet and loud “uh”), inflection changes (e.g. singing “uh uh uh uh…” to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star), and using “uh” to represent word approximations (e.g. “uh” for “up”). Once this child feels successful and has some positive speech experiences, it may be much easier to expand from there (e.g. "-muh" for “more”) and "g-uh" for "go"). These may appear like small steps, but just getting a few simple consonant+vowel combinations can have a remarkable impact on this child’s confidence and future success in therapy.

Percent of CAS cases: 3

Parent Involvement:
   Working in early intervention, I require 100% parent participation. I provide therapy through coaching and routines-based intervention. I have extensive training in this area and I currently teach professional development courses myself on topics surrounding best-practice patterns in early intervention.

Community Involvement:
   I don't have a high caseload of children diagnosed with CAS, primarily because I start therapy with children so young that it would be unusual for these children to come to me with an apraxia diagnosis already. Because of this, I remain somewhat inactive in the CAS community, but very active in the early intervention community (running parent programs and classes, teaching professional development coursework, and attending conferences with experts nationwide). I am active in the apraxia community in the sense that I follow new research closely. I am excited about the direction that CAS studies are going with the possibilities of earlier identification and intervention.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

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Insurance Accepted: No