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Business Name: NYCDOE

Address:
888 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue
Bronx, New York10459

Phone Number: (718) 860-3313

Email Address: gduan@schools.nyc.gov

Describe treatment approach used: Motor learning principles are key! We practice repetition, multi-sensory learning at first. There are often comorbid conditions such as hearing loss. The vowel distortions can be improved with direct cues like “open” and gestures to increase intelligibility. To help sequence phonemes we sometimes fingerspell the sounds/letters or use pacing boards. To expand utterances, we use carrier phrases and sentence strips, tiles or manipulative to visualize each word. For prosody and intonation we sing songs, chant, rap and use biofeedback like recording and rating self-made videos.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: I conduct parent trainings, provide simple but repetitive daily homework, message pictures of student work on a secure messaging platform and share regular progress monitoring to discuss gains or areas of need.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I was lucky to gain practical experience with a large caseload of children with mild to severe apraxia during my externships and clinical fellowship. I was referred to David Hammer’s treatment videos and had read Edythe Strand’s writings on apraxia and DTTC. Apraxia and motor speech disorders are a passion of mine.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 3 to 21

Hours of operation: 8 am - 3 pm

Services provided in Spanish, German & Italian

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Other

Insurance accepted? No

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