Susan Lolacher

Garden Gate Speech Therapy: Helping Communication Grow

Credentials: M.,S-LP(C); Recognized by Apraxia Kids™ for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 7 pmSaturday: 8 am - 2 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic|Home|Daycare
842 McIntosh St. N.
Phone: 306-775-0425

Overall Treatment Approach:
   Since my experience at bootcamp I directly follow the Principles of Motor Learning. I use an eclectic approach in therapy, treating each child as an individual. I strive to make the therapy as functional as possible using activities the child enjoys. For very young children I incorporate Hanen methods to focus on building language while trying to get in as many repetitions as possible. The Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing method is my therapy of choice for children who are verbal. I am trained in PROMPT and use many of their cues. I allow for children to use approximations when needed and so use some aspects of the Kaufman method.

Percent of CAS cases: 0.7

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are involved in all therapy sessions. They learn to use strategies at home that are specifically tailored to their child. Parents are given suggestions and materials for home and community practice. They report progress at home and advise the clinician regarding any stumbling blocks they may encounter.

Community Involvement:
   In the past I have worked on a committee to prepare a brief to government regarding the need for increased services for children with CAS. I also prepared and delivered a speech to local public school board officials. Prior to attending the Apraxia Bootcamp, I had an interview with the local newspaper. I have provided inservices to both health and school SLPs.I currently provide a liason service between parents of children with CAS so they can support each other and I provide consultative services to early childhood interventionists. I always encourage parents to consult the Apraxia-Kids website.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 2

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes