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Business Name: The Pennsylvania State University

401 K Ford Building
Univeristy Park, Pennsylvania16802

Phone Number: (814) 863-3118

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Describe treatment approach used: I follow the principles of motor learning and use a multi-sensory approach. I strive to develop functional goals for the child and include the family when developing goals to allow the child and family to experience success! Prosodic/melodic intonation is incorporated with slower pace of presentations to facilitate repeated practice of selected targets with meaningful feedback. Activities are selected based on the child’s interests to keep them actively engaged and having fun! Sessions are typically 30 minutes in length and 2-3 times per week with families being provided additional practice worksheets to use outside of sessions.

I have worked with families to develop core vocabularies to practice at home and focus being to encourage functional communication. Incorporating IPAD with Visual Scene Display to support communication in sessions and with family has been another method to support total communication and allow our learners to initiate communication and be active partners in communication exchanges.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are invited to observe and are provided training and practice sheets to use at home. When appropriate, parents can be involved in the treatment session to assist with learning approaches and techniques to practice outside of sessions. Parents are also provided training if using an assistive device for communication or pairing signing to facilitate communication.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have participated in our local Apraxia walks and I have been part of a panel for our local SLP's

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

Age range​ treated?​ 3 to 18

Hours of operation: The Pennsylvania State University Speech and Hearing Clinic
8-5pm Monday thru Friday

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Office/Clinic

Insurance accepted? Yes