Bonnie is available for direct assessment and treatment services as well as to consult with parents, treating Speech-Language Pathologists and other professionals regarding CAS diagnosis and best practice. She provides intervention services in Central Alberta (Red Deer and area). Services are provided in the client’s home and/or in her clinic. When appropriate, support may also be provided online through video conferencing.
The following services are available:
- Comprehensive motor speech assessment or re-assessment which includes:
- Review of medical, developmental and speech/language documentation
- 1 ½ hour evaluation with direct parent/caregiver observation
- 30 minute parent discussion
- A comprehensive assessment detailing assessment results as well as treatment recommendations.
- Second Opinion Assessment/Consultation
- Consultation with treating SLP, families and/or support personnel to train and guide them in effectively supporting with child with CAS.
- Individualized treatment services: Specialized treatment strategies and programs are used in individual therapy sessions. These include:
- Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Motor Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)
- Multi-sensory play based treatment
- Rapid Syllable Transition Training (ReST)
- Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Augmentative Communication supports
Parents are caregivers are encouraged to participate in treatment sessions to increase the family’s awareness of the goals and direction of the treatment as well as to understand the techniques best suited to facilitate improvement for their children. Through increased awareness, children become better able to generalize skills practiced within the intervention sessions to other environments including home, school and the community.
Because many children receive support from related professionals, time is taken to maintain contact with the children’s other therapists and teachers. Coordination of treatment plans and sharing of ideas is an essential part of ensuring that the children receive a well-rounded program that meets all of their needs.
Fees follow general guidelines set out by the Alberta Speech Language Association of Private Practitioners (ASAPP). Fees for services will be discussed and agreed upon prior to the initial visit and invoicing will be provided to meet insurance requirements.
Some employee benefit packages provide partial coverage for speech and language therapy. Check with your employer or plan to determine what is covered under your extended health program.