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Business Name: Salus University Speech-Language Institute

Address::
8380 Old York Road, Suite 2100
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania 19027

Phone Number: (215) 780-3150

Email Address: pmayro@salus.edu

Website: http://www.salusuniversityhealth.com/

Describe treatment approach used: I mostly use Integral Stimulation (look, listen, do), following Edythe Strand's DTTC, although I am aware of other evidence-based approaches, such as PROMPT and ReST.
My treatment involves:
-Teaching movement sequences vs isolated phonemes
-Using multi-sensory input (auditory, visual, tactile)
- Incorporating principles of motor learning in terms of distribution (mass vs. distributed), schedule (blocked vs. random practice), variability (variable vs. constant practice), and feedback (knowledge of results vs. knowledge of performance)
- Being intentional about manipulating frequency and intensity of practice
- Thinking about range of difficulty in targets and managing the challenge of targets to facilitate motor learning
- Adjusting the level of cueing carefully
-shaping the productions to accuracy in order to practice high quality productions repeatedly
-using activities that allow for many productions
-Including caregivers as much as possible

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents attend the sessions with their child. I encourage parents to be involved and enthusiastic. I ask parents to report on what happened at home between sessions and invite questions and feedback to problem-solve together. I also rely on parents to actively engage in signing or AAC use with the child (if alternative communication methods are used) and to help the child "report" on what he/she wants to tell me about life since we last met. Parents often can be great motivators and reinforcers during practice sessions.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I am a member of Apraxia-Kids Pennsylvania and Apraxia-Kids-Every Child Deserves a Voice Facebook groups.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 0 years to 99 years

Hours of operation: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

*Clinic is a Free Clinic, which is why insurance is not accepted

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

Insurance accepted? No

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