A focused approach to CAS
Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a speech disorder in which a child has difficulty translating conscious speech plans into motor plans, which results in limited and difficult speaking abilities.
Play Works founder and director Sarah McDonnell, MA CCC-SLP offers personalized intensives for treating CAS, and is recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in the evaluation and treatment of CAS. She is a play advocate, holding steadfast to the research that children learn best when experiences are meaningful and fun!
An eclectic, evidence-based approach is taken with each child, incorporating a range of modalities including Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) and multi-sensory treatments (kinesthetic, tactile, auditory, visual cues).
Our programming includes review of historical records, initial assessment/consultation, and two treatment sessions per day for the duration of your child's intensive experience (4 days, 1-week, or 2-weeks). Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and applied behavior analysis sessions can also be incorporated into your child’s intensive. A video speech sample and case history will be requested prior to acceptance into the program.
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While at Play Works, many families choose for their children to receive occupational therapy or physical therapy services. Kids with apraxia of speech or other speech-sound disorders often benefit from oral-motor, fine-motor, gross motor, and even sensory integration therapy. We will arrange an individualized schedule for each child during the time that you are here. OT & PT sessions are an extra fee, charged at a rate of $150 per hour.