No Records Found
Sorry, no records were found. Please adjust your search criteria and try again.
Google Map Not Loaded
Sorry, unable to load Google Maps API.
- 41169 Goodwyn Way
- Valley Children's Health Care
1. Build rapport with the child. Even though we will be doing hard work - all the child will think is that they're having fun with the speech pathologist!
2. When choosing targets, choose early developing sounds with their current phonemic inventory in syllable shapes they already use, to increase confidence and motivation. Then, move to familiar sounds in unfamiliar syllable shapes, or unfamiliar sounds in familiar syllable shapes.
3. If CAS is severe, use a smaller set size for targets.
4. If CAS is severe, have shorter more frequent sessions, if able.
5. From the very 1st session, teach the parent how to support the child's learning at home.
6. Use more more blocked practice with heavy cues/feedback at first, transitioning to more random practice with less cues/feedback as the child improves.
I have been very supportive of my patients with CAS. I love to teach families activities they can complete at home, to set them up for success. Being listed in the directory, will afford me the ability to teach more children and families. I would also like to support the Apraxia community through advocay and education. In addition, I look forward to connecting with parents and other professionals.
I get parents involved early in the therapy process, as they are the child's first and most important teacher! My goal is to empower a parent to support their child's learning and development throughout the day. I train parents in strategies to complete at home, so their child is able to get the frequent and intensive practice they need to improve. Practice makes permanent!
Since a lot of my patients are in the early intervention population (under 5 years old), I often set them up with low-tech AAC (e.g. picture exchange communciation system). I do this while simultaneously working on speech production. The little ones always have a lot to say, but don't have a way to say it. So AAC provides a bridge for communciation when they are not yet verbal.