Susannah Silvia

Beyond Therapy for Kids

Credentials: MCD, CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
Address:
950 E. County Line Rd. Suite E
Ridgeland , Mississippi 39157
Phone: 601-853-9747
Email: ssilvia@drayerpt.com

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I use the Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment approach in conjunction with Talk tools Sensory-motor Approach to Apraxia of Speech kit. I shape words approximations to target core vocabulary. This increases the child's motivation, decreases child- parent frustration and improves social and academic success. Once the child's oral movement coordination increases, lengthy and complex word formation and sentences appear. I also believe in total communication. I accept AAC, signing and verbal attempts in my session.

Percent of CAS cases: 30%

Parent Involvement:
   I coach parents by explaining goals, approaches and techniques. They observe, demonstrate and are given recorded and written material. We have an open door communication policy.

Community Involvement:
   I co hosted with our company sponsor an Apraxia Walk with Apraxia Kids in Flowood, MS in 2017; I also volunteer for JSU Apraxia Walk for the ComD graduate school.

Professional consultation/collaboration:

Min Age Treated: 0

Max Age Treated: 18

Insurance Accepted: Yes