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Business Name: Hastings RiteCare Speech-Language-Literacy Clinic

Address::
411 North Hastings Ave
Hastings, Nebraska 68901

Phone Number: (402) 463-1518

Email Address: emily.johnson@unmc.edu

Describe treatment approach used: During treatment, I encourage students to "watch me" to help them with imitation of motor movements. I use movement sequences rather than isolated phonemes (e.g., "me," "my," vs. "mm"). I attempt to elicit the sound multiple times in a session with a goal of at least 100 attempts per session (e.g., 20 reps of 5 targets). I try to target utterances that are meaningful to the child early on (e.g., "hi," "bye," "no," "my," "mine," "mom").

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are encouraged to observe therapy sessions (in the clinic room or observation area) to see how I cue and how I get multiple productions of a motor plan. They are encouraged to work on building attention and teaching their child to watch their mouths. They are given target words/sounds to work on with picture cues when possible (e.g., owie, boo hoo, boo boo, me).

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have worked with children with diagnoses of Apraxia since graduating from my Master's program in 2000. I have referred parents to the apraxia-kids.org website for information and for a community of support. I have continued to expand my practice by reading articles on the Apraxia Kids website and attending trainings in my geographical area. I collaborate with my colleagues at UNMC and at other RiteCare Clinics.

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: Monday through Thursday, 8-3:30.

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

Insurance accepted? No

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