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- 2500 Fondren, Suite 205
- The Learning Sphere - Pediatric Speech Therapy
My treatment is based on motor-learning principles and engagement. I find that children who are engaged are excited about coming to therapy and want to do their homework. Repetition is key for speech motor learning, so I often have parents video how to practice target words or phrases that were learned in the session. During treatment, I usually select a small group of target words based on the child’s speech abilities that are functional for the child in his/her environment. I will help the child learn new words using a gesture system. While children may be learning new sounds during therapy, the focus is on helping a child go from learning more simple to more and more complex word structures (Simple word structures might have only one or two syllables and only one or two sounds, whereas a more complex structure would have more sound variety and may have multiple syllables). Since repetition is important, in addition to homework, I recommend a minimum of 2 sessions a week, and sessions are 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the child.
For approximately 18 years I have been involved by treating children with CAS and training colleagues and parents. In the last few years I learned about Apraxia Kids and have taken some of their workshops, attended one of their conferences, and helped out at their booth for TSHA in Houston.
I encourage parents to observe/participate in sessions as much as possible. Parents with young children are strongly encouraged to participate, so that they know how to help their child practice during the day throughout routines. For homework, I have parents take a video of how to practice target words/phrases that were learned in the session. Repetition truly is the key to learning. It is amazing how much faster a child learns when the parent can help the child with their homework on a daily basis.