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.
- Kisberg Cole
- 415 E. 85th St.
- Now We're Talking, Corp.
A treatment plan for a child with CAS should be based on the nature of the disorder and on the individual needs and strengths of the child. Because speech is a highly skilled motor task, the principles of motor learning are incorporated into my treatment plans. These principles of motor learning explain that the ability to perform a skilled action gets better with practice. If a child practices the correct movement sequence over and over again, motor learning will occur. Children with CAS need frequent, intensive practice opportunities. I prepare the child before beginning the practice (i.e., “get ready”). Depending on cognitive level, explanations are typically helpful. Rate influences learning so slowing the speed of a motor task can facilitate motor learning. Also, feedback is critical. The type, timing and amount of feedback given to a child will greatly impact how quickly and how well they ultimately learn the skill. Treatment techniques such as multi-sensory cueing, integral stimulation, phonetic placement, and tactile facilitation are implemented. Of course, activities are chosen to target what is necessary but also with the client's interests in mind.
I attend the Walk for Apraxia annually.
Some parents observe my entire session. When this occurs, I provide immediate feedback of rationales and observations. If parent is not present, I provide consistent updates via email and strategies for carry-over skills.
I use low tech AAC in the form of laminated/velcro picture boards and high tech devices in the form of apps on the iPad. My go to app is called SpeakForYourself. I strongly encourage a total communication approach.