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Business Name: Lively Speech and Language Therapy

Address::
194 Brookline Trail
Ponte Vedra, Florida 32081

Phone Number: (904) 729-6759

Email Address: Smlively.slp@gmail.com

Website: http://www.livelyspeechandlanguagetherapy.com

Describe treatment approach used: When treating kids with CAS, my relationship with the child is vital. I see communicative potential in ALL children and presume that they are compent to accomplish their goals with some help and work. Be uase of the relationship I have with my clients, they will work hard for me usually just for verbal praise. I provide in home engaging, fast paced sessions using a hybrid therapy approach to include child-led play activities and speech pattern practice. I love providing in home therapy as my parents/caregivers can observe, ask questions, and then practice my techniques. For treatment plan, I individualize a three month rotation of goals and target one syllable shape or new sound every 2 weeks with functional word practice and then practice of those same words in play while using Aided Language Stimulation. I pick activities that have social turn components to ensure the child is attending to my face (and speech sound articulators). I use ALL types of cues (touching, visual, verbal reminders, cognitive descriptions, and melodic intonation) as no one cueing techique works for all children. I continally assess each child's progress to ensure I am challenging them just beyond their current communicative skills.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are the cornerstone of successful treatment. They postively impact theraputic progress and generalization of skills. I love when parents or caregivers of my clients watch and become active participants in their child's speech session. I coach parents as if they were Speech Language Pathologist Intern. I want to pass all of my knowledge and successful tips to them so we can co-treat their child together. If parents become "honorary" SLPs, their child reaps the benefit of more frequent speech motor pattern practice. I do tell parents to be cautious when practicing speech (short, frequent burst in play or a functional task) to ensure their child continues to enjoy conversing with them!

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ I am an active participant in activities and seminars provided by CASANA. I am an advocate for children with CAS to ensure they receive evidence-based and individualized school-based speech therapy sessions in addition to their private speech therapy so they reach their full communicative potential. I coach and connect parents to become advocates and mentors with other parents that have children with CAS. I work with parents to search for CAS scholarships and guide them through the application process so their child can receive the services he/she needs regardless of the parent/caregivers' income status.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 1.5 years to 75 years

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm and Friday 8am-3pm.

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

Insurance accepted? No

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