2975 chemin St. Louis
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Describe treatment approach used: :I apply motor learning principles. As I teach them and I constantly read on CAS, I ‘m inspired by DTTC, multi-sensory approach, PRISM (Maas), hierarchical approach (Velleman), etc. First I make a rigorous assessment and a good treatment plan. I think ‘syllable’ and try rapidly to create variability with the phonemes and vowels from the child’s phonetic inventory. I aim for a high level of intensity in treatment without forgetting the pleasure.
I choose specifics words according to the objectives, I work one level at a time (phoneme or syllable), I choose functional words and a good number a depending on the stage of motor acquisition (acquisition- transfer- generalization).
I use multi sensory cues to help children reach the target. I provide cues and then reduce them to allow the child to succeed independently.
I try to create the best practice condition with intensity, a lot amount of practice and a good amount of feedback, depending on the motor stage: acquisition, transfer or generalization. I use strong reinforcers for kids.
Here in Quebec it is difficult to see children more than once a week but I work with parents et caregiver with a core vocabulary book and in teaching them techniques to help children to communicate more and produce more words.
Describe parent/caregiver involvement: First we talk a lot about the particularities of CAS. We advance together to make a good diagnosis. We ask for help if needed to Occupational therapist or neuropsychologist, social worker, etc. Parents (or grandparent) work (collaborate) with me during sessions. I try to teach them all good things that are working (!) and encourage them to try and develop their own skills. Each child has a core vocabulary book that we share also with the nursery. We find target functional words together.
Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community? I work very hard to keep me up to date for my workshop that I offer 4 times/years for French SLP. It is a 2 days workshop who is very appreciate because the CAS is still not enough known here. I think I offer a good content in my workshop with a lot of video to show assessment and intervention and with exercises to develop their skills. I still teach at Laval University and UQTR.
I contributed to the research and I published a leaflet in French explaining the CAS.
Do you provide consultation/collaboration with other professionals (for example, attending IEP meetings, co treating, etc.) Yes
Age range treated? 2 years to 6 years
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Insurance not accepted because services are free.
Locations where treatment is provided? Other
Insurance accepted? No