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Business Name: Boston Public Schools

Address::
56 Peter Parley Road
Boston, Massachusetts 02130

Phone Number: 617-620-8394

Email Address: suzannedemarco@gmail.com

Describe treatment approach used: My practice is based on the motor learning principals using Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing. My goal is for 150 productions in a thirty-minute session several times a week. Every five sessions I begin with data collection using the current targets to track progress over time and inform my decisions to modify targets. I feel like phonemic placement work is critical, and always have the children look at my mouth while we produce targets through the following hierarchy: error-simultaneously-direct imitation-delayed imitation-spontaneous. Once phonemic targets are accurate at the syllable level, I move to motor planning and programming aspects using the Speech MAPP (Dolgin)

Describe parent/caregiver involvement: One of my professional goals is to involve parents more. Many of the students on my caseload are English Language Learners (ELL). I have been working towards fluency in Spanish and I am better able to communicate with families from Spanish-speaking homes. I have shared articles and information and encourged families to utilize the Apraxia Kids website. Families are always welcome to join our sessions.

Describe your past and current involvement in the Apraxia community​?​ It was my honor to attend the first CASANA CAS Bootcamp in 2011. I have presented at two of CASANA's National Conferences. I did a webinar for CASANA as well. I do consulting work with SLPs in the Boston Public School and have presented a series of professional development workshops on CAS. I have participated in CASANA's Walks for Apraxia and had the honor of being a speaker at one

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

Age range​ treated?​ 3 years to 14 years

Hours of operation: 35 hours per week

Locations where​ treatment ​is ​provided? Other

Insurance accepted? No

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