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Business Name: Andrews Speech and Language

Address:
PO Box 1214
Solana Beach, California92075

Phone Number: (858) 461-8275

Email Address: jackie@speechtherapyandrews.com

Website: https://speechtherapyandrews.com/

Describe treatment approach used: My treatment approach for children with CAS includes employing the principles of motor learning in play-based activities to encourage repetitive spontaneous and imitative productions of the various targets. If appropriate, I use the Kaufman Speech Praxis hierarchy of syllable shapes to facilitate the production of early and complex sounds in various C-V combinations. To elicit the target sound or syllable shape, I may use tactile prompting, gestures, melodic speech, elongating/segmenting syllables, backward chaining, or visuals that accompany the verbal model provided. All prompts, therapy targets, and activities are individual to that specific client and their needs and preferences.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are an integral part of therapy. I encourage parents to observe and participate in therapy tasks as much as possible. I discuss sound targets each session and coach methods/strategies on ways to elicit the specific consonant-vowel targets at home. I provide homework for families to practice at home in order to promote generalization of skills and am available to parents throughout the week to discuss questions and any difficulties they are having with implementing strategies at home.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ My presence in the Apraxia community has been through participating in both live and recorded CEU courses to increase my breadth of knowledge on this topic as well as direct support to the families I serve who have children with CAS. For these families that I currently serve, I not only provide direct instruction and for the child, but also consultative services for the parents where we discuss their concerns, questions, and strategies to facilitate generalization of skills in their day to day routines.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 to 18

Hours of operation: By appointment.

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Home

Insurance accepted? No

Notes: Andrews Speech and Language (ASL) provides home based speech and language therapy to North County residents of San Diego serving children ranging from birth up to 18 years of age.

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