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Business Name: Children’s Therapy Team

Address::
103 SE 22nd Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

Phone Number: (479) 254-4044

Email Address: sarah.hickam@childrenstherapyteam.com

Website: www.childrenstherapyteam.com

Describe treatment approach used: My treatment approach focusing on helping the child achieve the best intelligibility possible. I incorporate instruction about positioning (with use of various hand cues) of the mouth, tongue, lips, or jaw as well as progressive approximation techniques to shape the best productions. I use the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol to focus on the child’s motor-speech skills, shaping the consonants, vowels, and syllable shapes. Various cues are used and then faded.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents and I discuss highly motivating yet functional words the child prefers. Parents are given information on goals addressed and progression made. Many times parents are sent home with cards to work on and simplification of sounds if needed. Parents are welcome to observe sessions and be involved during therapy.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I have worked with children for 15 years and continue to learn and grow with a variety of CAS cases. I currently treat several young children with CAS and enjoy watching these children progress and be able to communicate with family and friends. I plan on attending and growing my knowledge base in CAS to continue to serve these young children.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 0 years to 21 years

Hours of operation: M-F 8-5

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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