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- 4317 4th Ave
- 1to1 Kid Talk Speech Therapy
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor planning speech disorder. This can cause the child difficulty when planning the complex movements of the jaw, lips, tongue and breath in order to speak. It can be difficult as a parent watching your child struggle through these movements. It is just as difficult to find a professional who will fit into your and your childâ€™s routine. I provide speech therapy in an environment that fits the easiest into your lifestyle, whether that be in-home sessions, daycare or school appointments, or online therapy. My treatment approach draws upon my masters degree in communication disorders from New Mexico State University as well as additional trainings in CAS from experts in the field, such as Edythe Strand. Every child is different. Thatâ€™s why I have experience working with children with multiple diagnosis, such as Autism and CAS. Itâ€™s important to me that I can help your child no matter what their diagnosis. My treatment sessions are highly focused and fun! They begin with maximum cues/prompts that fade as the child improves. As a parent, you are involved in the treatment process too. Parents and I work together to select target words each week. An effort is made to select target words that are socially â€œpowerfulâ€, such as â€œHiâ€ â€œByeâ€ â€œMoreâ€, in order to intrinsically motivate your child to communicate. I also follow ASHA best practice guidelines and encourage frequent practice for best results.
I am happy to work with other specialists and providers in your childâ€™s life. I frequently share educational information with parents and with teachers. I have participated in projects with the Once Upon A Time CAS foundation and our clinic donated to Apraxia Walks, national nonprofit for CAS
My methodology includes parent participation from the beginning and through-out the therapy process. I work with parents on finding a convenient time for sessions (including weekends and after school), to selecting treatment words to target in therapy. For those parents interested, I provide education on intervention techniques to use at home so that treatment can occur more frequently.
Treatment with Alternative Augmentative Communication devices is recommended with children with severe CAS who are experiencing frustration, impaired social interactions and poor functional communication. SnapChat, Proloquo2go and PRC LAMP Words for LIfe Program are all high tech systems I have used with patients. Low-tech AAC systems that have proven effective in my work with patients, include core vocabulary boards, daily routine sequences and pictures for preferred objects.