My overall treatment approach varies depending on the individual's needs. For example, for a child of three who is 50% or less intelligible, I would start with word forms that he/she is able to produce and increase the repertoire of sounds by adding vowels and other consonants. I incorporate Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) as well as cues from the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol as needed. AAC is incorporated when a child becomes too frustrated and is of age to understand how to use a device to communicate simple wants and needs.
Past involvement has been treating children with CAS or suspected CAS; future involvement includes participating in the Walk for Apraxia in Jacksonville and treating more children with CAS.
Parents are present during the session if possible and techniques for cueing are modeled for carryover
I have used AAC in conjunction with other treatment methods to increase expressive output