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Business Name: Independent Speech Pathology Network

140 Kolekona Place
Kapaa, Hawaii96746

Phone Number: (808) 681-2447

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Describe treatment approach used: I have worked with VERY severe cases, which has afforded me the opportunity to work from the core of vowel production, establishing vowel accuracy and consistency quickly within the child's consonant repertoire. Typically this will include establishing accurate and consistent pure vowel production movements (ah, ee, & oo) within the child's consonant and familiar speech output repertoire, emphasizing accuracy for all contexts of speech that include the pure vowels that the child is able to produce/imitate. Emphasis includes family training and working with and training professionals across the child's weekly program, targeting positive practice (limiting practice of error productions), working from the child's familiar repertoire while maximizing novel attempts and approximations. Practice is intense and frequent, as the child's schedule and family financial ability allows (I am a private practitioner, and typically the families I work with engage me in advocacy, largely in the form of supporting school-based programs while increasing treatment frequency). Recommendation includes frequent treatment, especially initially.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: From the beginning, parents are engaged to be active participants and to actively practice within and between sessions. Families are invited to videotape any aspect of treatment at any time and videos are shared with other professionals according to the parent's direction/discretion.

The family, typically one or two parents, are engaged dynamically in the execution of the treatment plan and trained in ways to manage generalization right from the beginning of treatment. The family and related professionals are engaged in moving quickly between block and random practice, from specific drill to real-world utilization, from speech to use of speech within linguistic contexts. To facilitate practice every day and several times within a day, families are provided with easy ways to incorporate both drill and linguistic-based speech practice as part of the their daily routine.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ In the past I worked with CASANA and hosted an Apraxia awareness event in the town of Moraga, CA. Currently, I have moved to the island of Kaua'i and am working with a few private cases as I establish myself here. I work with a very proactive family with a child with severe CAS and hope to raise awareness of CAS and the current working principles in detecting treating CAS here in Kaua'i.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years old to 12 years old

Hours of operation: Private sessions, typically based on school schedule; in-home or my home office OR Skype, based on child location and ability to participate with video-chat medium.

Insurance is not accepted; however, insurance friendly invoices will be provided for individual submission.

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Home, Other

Insurance accepted? Yes