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Business Name: GRŌ SPEECH LANGUAGE LEARNING

Address::
720 STONERIDGE DRIVE Suite 1
BOZEMAN, Montana 59718

Phone Number: (406) 556-9853

Email Address: emsullivan84@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.Sullivan-speech.com

Describe treatment approach used: I use the Kaufman word hierarchy approach and I also use the PROMPT method. I find out what works best for the child and use a variety of cueing strategies besides PROMPT. For instance body swaying, table tapping with syllables/phoneme segmentation, gestures, visual mouth cues, syllable or sound segmenting. I try for 5 repetitions of a target with first a high degree of cueing/modeling and then slowly wean out the cueing. Then we build on getting that target in a longer and longer utterances for 5 repetitions with the least amount of modeling.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: If I have strong parental support, I send home words that are close to mastery in a "special" word book that they can share with the family and feel very successful with. I coach parents to help/practice with their child when it is a natural time to do so, and not to expect a child to do as many repetitions that they were do in the treatment room. Therapy is a lot of work, and it is taxing to a child. Parents need to be parents and enjoy their children in a lot of various activities.

I am open to having the parent in the treatment room on a case by case basis. I find that I can get much more work from a child when the parent is not in the treatment room. If that is the case, then we spend at least 5 minutes at the end of the session to review what we did and what to do at home.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I began treating adults with apraxia who had strokes at the beginning of my careers in 1984. Given the right kind of treatment and a lot of it, I watched my patients improve. When I transitioned to treating young children in the late 1990's it was a fascinating to me to see the similarities and the differences treating a young child with apraxia who never had speech. Since then I have found it to be so rewarding to work with these children and their families. They hold a special place in my heart. As I have watched so many grow up and become successful students, I have noticed that they all possess an excellent work ethic. Something that they obviously learned from being in treatment at a young age. They have learned that possessing grit and perseverance they can and do conquer anything. What a great thing to learn at a young age.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 1.5 years to 99 years

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9-5 PM

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Office/Clinic, Home, Daycare

Insurance accepted? Yes

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