Tracy Gunderson

Prairie Wind Speech Therapy

Credentials: MS CCC-SLP
Hours of Operation: 8:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Treatment locations: Office/Clinic
1803 Woodfield Drive
Savoy, Illinois 61874
Phone: (217) 355-5905

Overall Treatment Approach:
   I usually start with vowels and word shapes with a focus on building V, VC, CV, VCV, CVC syllable shapes. I use visuals to support mouth movements for vowels (or arm movements). I use visuals to show lip closure, etc. I find verbal cues (popper sound, snake sound, tongue tip sound, etc.) to be very helpful. I incorporate a miirror and lots of repetition with a toy or action to practice word shapes.

Percent of CAS cases: 30

Parent Involvement:
   Parents are in the session whenever they can be. I have parents observe and then they ask the child to do something. I let them know when they are reaching too far and expecting too much. I'm able to coach parents on their approach when they are present. Parents learn the value of specific feedback, using a mirror and making activities fun and motivating.

Community Involvement:
   I have gone to the Apraxia Kids website many times and shared this website with parents.

Professional consultation/collaboration: Yes

Min Age Treated: 12 months

Max Age Treated:

Insurance Accepted: Yes