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- 1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Harriet Barker Cramer Hall, Room 230G
- Communication, Movement, and Learning Lab, Marquette University
All assessment and treatment in our lab is free. Our lab develops and tests novel assessment tools and treatment protocols for children with CAS. We are currently testing Motor Entrainment Treatment along with stimulability training. Stimulability training is where the child learns to produce new phonemes by pairing a gesture with sound production. Sounds are trained in simple consonant-vowel and vowel-consonant combinations before being trained at the word level. This part of the treatment is brief and takes place for less than 10 minutes during each session. Next we move onto the Motor Entrainment portion of treatment in which the child is trained on a short list of functional words while simultaneously performing a gross motor act, such as bouncing on an exercise ball. We incorporate principles of motor learning throughout the treatment session, which helps to facilitate learning and retention in children with CAS. We are seeing an excellent response to this treatment! Once the child becomes proficient on their word list and begins to generalize their target sounds, we progress to the sentence level. Treatment is intensive and typically is provided at least 3 times a week for 45-60 minute sessions. In the future we plan to study Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing Treatment (DTTC). Feel free to reach out if you are interested in learning more or to add your name so you can be contacted about participation in future studies.
We are heavily involved in the community. We are on Apraxia Kids Professional Advisory Committee and research, present, and publish on the topic of assessment and treatment in this population.
Parents are allowed to watch and participate in treatment if desired. With some of our younger participants, parents will help us to engage the child in Motor Entrainment Treatment or provide models for stimulability. Other parents prefer to wait in the waiting room. Whatever serves the child the best, is what we do.