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Business Name: Private Practice

Address::
In Home Services
Elgin, Illinois 60123

Phone Number: (224) 508-9128

Email Address: mariadelcgarcia@yahoo.com

Website: http://speech-at-home.com

Describe treatment approach used: The goals will depend on the child's specific needs. I like to ask the parents regarding any specific word that might be a priority. When selecting words, depending on the child, I would base my selection in different aspects:
- if the word contains phonemes that are easily stimulated for the child.
- any phoneme contrast that the child my need to develop.
- motivation to learn the word.
- acceptable approximations.
- the type of prompting/cueing the child would need.
I usually begin treatment with high frequency drills of specific target words that have been chosen based on the list above. As the child begins to master this, I then begin a generalization phase that may include random trials and variations in production (e.g. pitch changes, loudness changes, etc.)

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: When it comes to my kids with apraxia, parents have to be really engaged in the process. The follow up that they provide at home is key. That is why I usually provide with follow up activities that they can practice daily at home. I also train them on how to cue the child, based on what is working for him/her at therapy.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have taught CAS courses to parents, Speech Therapy students, and professionals. I have provided free screenings and teacher orientations in Puerto Rico.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 3 years to 18 years

Hours of operation: Evenings, by appointment

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Home

Insurance accepted? No

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