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- 1710 Moores Lane
- Temple Memorial Pediatric Center
Targets of therapy are chosen based on the movements or "sounds" the child can currently produce then expanding on those movements. For example, if your child can say "ma" which is a sound produced by closing the lips together, we will work on expanding to "me","my", "moo", etc. Any words that are important to the family or the child himself are also incorporated. As the child gains new movements, we work on that movement at the beginning of words, end of words, reduplicated, and in simple phrases as well as working on the prosody. The child is given as much prompting as is needed to produce new movements (tactile, auditory, visual) and it is faded as the child is able to produce the movements on their own. Our practice starts out with few movements with frequent trials and lots of prompting or feedback and over time becomes more movements with randomized sets of trials and less feedback as needed so that these skills can carryover outside of therapy.
I have participated in Apraxia Walks and provided therapy to children with apraxia. If listed in the directory, I would like to be available to provide more education and awareness to my rural community.
Parents sit in on my initial evaluations and are welcome to come into my therapy sessions whenever available. I provide parents with feedback after our sessions and am available to be contacted via phone or email for any further questions.
As early on as possible, I provide the child and family with alternatives for communication including sign language or PECS. I have not yet had a child with CAS who utilized a high-tech AAC device.