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Business Name: Innovative Services NW

Address::
9414 NE Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, Washington 98662

Phone Number: (360) 892-5142

Email Address: holly.leder@gmail.com

Website: http://www.innovativeservicesnw.org/

Describe treatment approach used: After establishing a relationship with my client and baseline for their skills, I begin targeting functional phrases through use Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cuing (DTTC). This allows my clients to quickly obtain words and phrases that are useful for them in their everyday life. This approach moves children through various levels of cueing until they are independent with their target phrases. Clients with CAS can often be at risk for later language disorders, so I always implement aspects of language and literacy into my sessions.

I design activities based on the child's personal interests that allow for multiple repetitions of target phrases in both blocked and random practice throughout our treatment sessions. I provide my clients with clear feedback regarding both accurate and inaccurate productions, allowing the client to understand what he/she is doing well, in addition to which phrases require another attempt. I provide my clients with visual, verbal, and tactile cues when necessary.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are instrumental in the determination of target phrases for my clients with CAS. I believe in the importance of targeting words and phrases that are unique to each child, including their names, family names, and activities that the child and family frequently discuss, as well as carrier phrases to assist the child in getting their wants and needs met. When my clients progress to the most advanced level of the cuing hierarchy, I often request the help of parents to encourage the child to use their phrases outside of the therapy room. The parents are only advised to do this when given proper training regarding the cueing hierarchy.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I had the unique opportunity to participate in an intensive summer camp program for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Additionally, I look forward to opportunities in the future to further enhance my knowledge and treatment approaches for CAS as new research becomes available,

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

Age range​ treated?​ 0 years to 21 years

Hours of operation: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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