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- 17150 Waterloo Street
- Beaumont Health
I use a variety of treatment approaches tailored to the child's needs. I like to generate a small number of targets (typically 5 - 10) that are functional and child specific, which I create with the help of caregivers (i.e., what you would like your child to be able to say). I also use Kaufman cards to target different syllable structures. I work in a hierarchical manner and provide high cuing to start and work to fade cuing and increase the child's independence in productions. All with the goal of getting a clear production of target words. I am PROMPT trained and use tactile (touch) cues to the face often, when tolerable and welcomed by families.
I have attended the National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech in the past and keep up to date on apraxia training. Past colleagues have spoken at the National Conference, and I am grateful to have them as resources and collaborators as needed.
Parent involvement and training is very important to me. I like to collaborate with my families during and after every session to make sure what I am targeting is functional for them within their home and school environments. I like when parents observe and ask questions.
I frequently use basic signs/ gestures and picture cards (PECS) to help non-verbal speakers communicate at the start, as a way to facilitate functional communication. I have experience with CoreBoard, which I have seen initiated by school systems and I use to carry over into private treatments. I have trialed many different high tech AAC systems, including LAMP, Unity, Word Power, and Touch Chat for children with apraxia. I have the ability to send non-verbal and limited verbal children to our AAC clinic where they can be seen by a specialist in AAC and work to find the best device for them, then come back to me for continued treatment.