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Business Name: Catalyst Therapies, LLC

Address:
23 Bellwether Way, Ste 102
Bellingham, Washington98225

Phone Number: (360) 223-7666

Email Address: Kelsey@catalysttherapies.org

Website: http://catalysttherapies.org

Describe treatment approach used: I establish a functional vocabulary, often using the KSPT flash cards. I establish a few high frequency carrier phrases (e.g. I want x). I gradually increase complexity and length, and then gradually reduce the level of structure of sessions in order to promote generalization. I prefer to see clients 2-3 times a week if insurance and funding allows.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are typically present at every session and provided with homework. I provide them with parent handouts explaining the nature of CAS, and also encourage them to join support groups in the community or on social media platforms. I ask parents to provide a list of their child’s favorite thing (e.g. foods, toys, games, activities, shows, people, etc) in order to establish a functional base vocabulary for the child. Parents are encouraged to join in during games, and I often coach them on how this can be transferred to home activities.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have gone to two Walks for Childhood Apraxia of Speech events in Seattle. I am part of the Apraxia Kids: Official Support Group on Facebook. I have advocated for kids with CAS in the school system if services have been denied.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 1 to 21

Hours of operation: Generally 9 am - 6 pm

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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