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Business Name: McDonald Speech & Language

Address::
427 E Indiana St
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Phone Number: (630) 234-7894

Email Address: alison.bush@gmail.com

Describe treatment approach used: For children with apraxia of speech, I recommend frequent and intense individualized therapy sessions (2-3 days per week, 30-45 minute sessions). Emphasis is placed on motor planning, including repetitive planning, programming, and production practice for more intelligible speech. I try to obtain as many correct productions as possible of a single syllable/word/phrase as possible within each therapy session. Alternative augmentative communication devices may be used in conjunction with speech production to ease the frustration of the child until he/she becomes more intelligible. Appropriate prosody is incorporated into each therapy target. I incorporate the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol and Moving Across Syllables materials along with multi-sensory cueing methods into therapy sessions.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are encouraged to observe all therapy sessions and attempt therapeutic techniques at the end of the session (if client has achieved success during the session with speech targets). Homework and suggested activities are given to aid in generalization at home.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have attended continuing education seminars and worked with several families in the community whose children have CAS.

Do you provide consultation/collaboration with other professionals (for example, ​​attending IEP meetings, co treating, etc.) Yes

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years to 10 years

Hours of operation: 9am-6pm

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Home

Insurance accepted? Yes

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