Business Name: The Speech Shop
1837 North Fraser Street
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Phone Number: (843) 957-8687
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Describe treatment approach used: Parents attend all sessions and demonstrate understanding of carryover practice before leaving the session. I try for 2-3 sessions per week, but insurance often dictates. For a 3 year old child, I transition between many quick activities to keep attention and maximize reps (visual schedule with "all done" bowl increases compliance for nonpreferred activities). We usually begin session with a familiar book/activity to relax them. We blow bubbles and/or whatever oral imitation goals we might have (often with a mirror). We usually do 3-5 sets of quick repetitions of Kaufman cards at their level (100-200 reps per session) mixed into session. I add in several syntax/language sessions with Kaufman homework book or Mutt Family magnet sets. We usually do a finger/play song in the middle that focuses on target sounds and fluency... I keep careful notes of what sounds/syllable shapes are emerging and assess constantly what should come next. I spend a lot of time training families re: carryover practice, signs/pecs/picture schedules to decrease frustration. I try to find out what words are important for families and help child achieve approximations.
For older children who may not have had appropriate early intervention, I find that families are very worried about literacy. I try to work with schools to encourage modified testing (our DAS kids should not be timed to demonstrate literacy!). I work a lot with phonemic awareness, syntax (verbal and written) and blends.
Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents attend all sessions and demonstrate understanding of carryover activities before leaving sessions. Often I give them a page/goal from Kaufman homework book or make copies of muts/objects for them to practice certain words/sentences. (Bobby eat apple, bobby eat hot dog, Bobby eat hamburger).
Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community? We are taking 6 families affected by apraxia to the next CASANA walk in Columbia, SC One of the mom's has been reaching out to other parents to include them in family activities and we are facilitating this. I spend a lot of time training parents re: IEP process/goals because they will need to be the school-based expert on their child. I have found that many school based SLPs don't know about best practice/educational needs of children with CAS. I go to IEP meetings (when needed) to advocate for my students. I'm working with educational specialists/tutors to implement motor based strategies into literacy training.
Do you provide consultation/collaboration with other professionals (for example, attending IEP meetings, co treating, etc.) Yes
Age range treated? 1 years to 18 years
Hours of operation: Varies with caseload. Usually 9-5.
Locations where treatment is provided? Office/Clinic, Home, Daycare
Insurance accepted? Yes
Business Name: The Speech Shop