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Business Name: Heart to Heart Speech Therapy

2855 Hayes St Suite 101
Newberg, Oregon97132

Phone Number: (503) 901-5652

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Describe treatment approach used: - I start with what the child is stimulable for and work to increase sound combinations and increase the phonetic inventory. I also work with parents on choosing some functional words and/or phrases to target to get the child some functional communication going. These phrases seem to motivate the child since they begin to feel success. I also incorporate augmentative communication if needed. I have worked with many systems for the iPad as well as more complex devices such as PRC's Accent series. I have also used sign and low tech aug com.

- I include visual feedback strategies, tactile cues, gestural cues. I always work for high amount of repetitions. Depending on where the child is I will use mass or distributed practice. I will also incorporate blocked and random practice.

- As the child begins to use words and phrases I begin to include work on developing language such as longer utterancs, syntax and morphology. I also work on prosody during treatment.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are present during therapy sessions. Specific target words/functional phrases are assigned for homework. Since parents are present I teach them the appropriate cueing techniques that I have determined to be helpful with their child. I allow time for the parent to practice with the child with my coaching.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have worked in early intervention programs in the past. Currently I am solely working at my private practice where I have seen many children with Apraxia. I have directed many patients to Apraxia websites. I have also connected families with children with Apraxia.

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: I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 A.M. -2:30 P.M.

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

Insurance accepted? Yes