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Business Name: Employed by Berlin CT Public schools within the Preschool Learning Center. Provide private sessions.

Address:
31 Southfork Circle
Plantsville, Connecticut06479

Phone Number: (860) 637-2732

Email Address: schgj@cox.net

Describe treatment approach used: Depending upon the severity of the child's needs, treatment approaches will vary. For very young children with limited output, imitation of vowel sounds and environmental sounds within a play format is appropriate. For children who are ready for more structured interventions, many trials at the appropriate level (vowel to vowel, consonant vowel, consonant vowel consonant, consonant vowel consonant vowel etc). are practiced in imitation with multi-sensory cues in a highly reinforcing play therapy environment. As a child's verbal output increases, further strategies such as pacing, video modeling etc are utilized. For children who have limited communication skills, motor speech practice is the primary focus with functional communication strategies such as use of Picture Exchange Communication System to express basic needs and wants and to minimize frustration. AAC is also utilized when appropriate.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are encouraged to observe sessions during the school day. They are provided training provided by this clinician in use of cueing techniques and hand signals. They are provided with reading materials regarding Apraxia of Speech (e.g. "Becoming Verbal With Childhood Apraxia" Pamela Marshalla. When parents are unable to attend sessions, they are provided with video of their children's sessions via the See Saw Application or typical videotape techniques.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have encouraged parents to become involved with Apraxia Kids. I am attempting to become a greater part of this community as a professional.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 3 to 6

Hours of operation:

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Home, Other

Insurance accepted? No

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