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Business Name: Progressive Speech Therapy

44121 Harry Byrd Highway, Suite 255
Ashburn, Virginia20147

Phone Number: (571) 246-6495

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Describe treatment approach used: Overall Philosophy
Fun, joy-filled sessions using multi-sensory cuing based on DTTC methodology

Target Selection
* Use phonetic, phonemic, and phonotactic inventories to come up with a list of targets
* Approximate number of targets: severe - 5 targets, moderate - 8 targets, mild - 10 targets
* Targets selected by increasing one variable at a time (e.g. sound OR word shape), consideration given to homorganic/heteroganic nature of targets.
* Targets selected are targets that are stimulable for correct production (practice makes permanent rather than practice makes perfect)
* Exceptions made for “power” words e.g. child’s name
* Consideration given to core vocabulary research in order to select high frequency words

Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing
* Dynamic Cueing: follow a non-sequential hierarchy (max cues are added/faded within/across tx session)
* Temporal Cueing: reduced rate for increased proprioception/pairing with prosodic elements
* Tactile Cueing: Use of tactile (e.g. PROMPT) & gestural cues (e.g.Turtle Vowels)
* Add & Fade Cues as each utterance is produced

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: * During intake processes, our philosophy of TEAM based treatment is shared, with parents being primary team members. A 5-10 minute commitment to daily home practice is agreed upon to maximize progress
* Parents are encouraged to be in the therapy room during therapy sessions
* Parents are given words to target at home or in other natural functional environments
* “Homework” is dependent upon parent-child success level with targets e.g. some families receive retention phase homework, while others are assigned acquisition phase homework
* Homework assigned is as functional as possible
* Attempts are made to incorporate homework into a daily routine in order to increase feasability of homework completion (as a parent, I know 5 minutes are hard to come by!)
* parents are asked to join in therapy activities e.g. return demonstrations of work that will be assigned as homework
* sessions are 1 hour in length, 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by 7-8 of therapy session feedback and discussion of homework with parent and child, 7-8 used to type a SOAP note that includes goals, data towards goals, and family homework

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ * Continually mentor clinicians in the Northern Virginia area
* Participation in Walk for Apraxia
* Given numerous local talks, presented at the CASANA national conference, and produced webinars for CASANA
* Offer parent support by phone, email, in person
* Offer IEP support and advocacy

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

Age range​ treated?​ Birth (for feeding difficulties), youngest child with suspected CAS was a year old (multiple red flags including family history) to 18

Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8 am to 6 pm

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Office/Clinic, Home, Daycare

Insurance accepted? No