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Business Name: Garden Gate Speech Therapy: Helping Communication Grow

Address::
842 McIntosh St. N.
Regina, S4R 6H2

Phone Number: 306-775-0425

Email Address: susan.lolacher@gmail.com

Describe treatment approach used: Since my experience at bootcamp I directly follow the Principles of Motor Learning. I use an eclectic approach in therapy, treating each child as an individual. I strive to make the therapy as functional as possible using activities the child enjoys. For very young children I incorporate Hanen methods to focus on building language while trying to get in as many repetitions as possible. The Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing method is my therapy of choice for children who are verbal. I am trained in PROMPT and use many of their cues. I allow for children to use approximations when needed and so use some aspects of the Kaufman method.

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: Parents are involved in all therapy sessions. They learn to use strategies at home that are specifically tailored to their child. Parents are given suggestions and materials for home and community practice. They report progress at home and advise the clinician regarding any stumbling blocks they may encounter.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ In the past I have worked on a committee to prepare a brief to government regarding the need for increased services for children with CAS. I also prepared and delivered a speech to local public school board officials. Prior to attending the Apraxia Bootcamp, I had an interview with the local newspaper. I have provided inservices to both health and school SLPs.
I currently provide a liason service between parents of children with CAS so they can support each other and I provide consultative services to early childhood interventionists. I always encourage parents to consult the Apraxia-Kids website.

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

Age range​ treated?​ 2 years to Teenage years

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm

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

Insurance accepted? Yes

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