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Business Name: All For Kids Pediatric Therapy

Address:
6927 Old Seward Highway Suite 100
Anchorage, Alaska99518

Phone Number: (724) 525-4439

Email Address: lnelson@allforkidsalaska.com

Website: http://www.allforkidsalaska.com

Describe treatment approach used: I choose 1-3 targets per 45 minute session. Targets are chosen according to client's ability and meaningfulness. I work closely with parents and any other therapists treating the child to determine these. In general, I work on new syllable shapes using mastered sounds and new sounds using mastered syllable shapes. I may make an exception if the child shows particular motivation and enthusiasm for saying a certain word (e.g. Minnie Mouse). I utilize a structured reinforcement system to elicit a maximal number of trials for each target. My goal is at least 50 trials per target. I share with the child what their target number is, and I give lots of praise as well as motivating rewards via treats or fun toys for meeting the targeted number of trials in a session. I pay particular attention to prosody and directly teach co-articulation with my kids with CAS. Prompts include integral stimulation (look at me, do as I do) and simultaneous speaking, as well as various touch cues.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are key to the effectiveness of speech/language therapy. In all cases, I work with parents to determine which target words/phrases would be appropriate and meaningful for their home and school environment. Parent feedback is essential to judging the true effectiveness of therapy. I rely on my child's parents to let me know if words I'm sending home to practice are relevant and successful within their home environment. I love to problem solve and provide suggestions for parents when practicing speech and prompting their child.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I participated in CAS walks throughout college. I recently volunteered at a camp for children with CAS run by a private practice owner in Texas.




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

Age range​ treated?​ 1.5 years to 17 years

Hours of operation: All For Kids Pediatric Therapy Clinic is open from 7a - 6p Monday-Friday. Available hours vary among therapists.

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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