2626 S Beverly St
Salt Lake City, Utah84106
Phone Number: (385) 355-5153
Email Address: email@example.com
Describe treatment approach used: I use an eclectic approach to intervention based on the core breakdowns in CAS. What this means is that I use an approach based on Motor Control and Learning, I use Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) as my framework with tactile cues learned from being PROMPT trained. I use multi-sensory cues. I have created a long term intervention plan involving a heavy focus on co-articulation and prosody, which I call Prosodic-Coarticulation Therapy. This involves focused practice of blending sounds within and across words using the natural movement gestures on every day speech. Additionally, I use a great deal of rhythmic cueing to promote natural prosody. As children get older, a focus on literacy is included. My approach involves the use of highly focused drill-play in combination with embedding and practicing targets in natural play contexts in every session.
Describe parent/caregiver involvement: I am an educator. I teach parents so that they understand the reason for the breakdown and why I am using certain approaches at certain times. I give parents activities that are appropriate for their child to practice successfully at home and I encourage natural interactions and relationships first.
Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community? I have been learning about and treating CAS since the late 1990s. I have attended conferences, read the literature and even completed work toward a PhD with a focus on CAS. I taught at the University of Utah at the Speech Language and Hearing Clinic for about 10 years and I have taught the class related to CAS for the graduate students. I have presented on CAS within my community and I was a presenter at the National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech in Charlotte, NC in July, 2018. At this time, I am working in a public school preschool program. Within this context I am opening up conversations regarding how to best address the needs of our children with CAS.
Do you provide consultation/collaboration with other professionals (for example, attending IEP meetings, co treating, etc.) Yes
Age range treated? 2 to none
Hours of operation: I am currently working full time in the public schools. I may have some limited times in the after school hours. I take private clients in the summer.
Locations where treatment is provided? Home, Daycare
Insurance accepted? No