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Apraxia of Speech
A child’s ability to communicate facilitates learning, confidence and all kinds of opportunities.
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Childhood Apraxia of Speech & eLuma
What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?
Inconsistency of speech sound errors
Errors of the stress placed on syllables and words
More difficulty producing longer words than shorter ones
Fine motor skill deficits
Difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling
Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech
eLuma’s treatment for childhood apraxia of speech focuses on capitalizing on the individual’s strengths, improving functional skills, and creating support systems to help compensate for deficits. The eLuma online speech therapy team and the individual Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) play an important role in helping the students progress.
Treatment of apraxia focuses on improving the consistency of speech sound productions and accurate planning of oral muscle movements. Multi-modal cueing (verbal/visual/tactile) is often used by SLPs to help children develop the skills needed for accurate sound production. In some cases, alternative or augmentative communication may also be used to help support communication when a student’s speech intelligibility is severely impaired.
The eLuma team works in collaboration with the student’s interdisciplinary team, which may include: the special education administrators, the general education teacher, special education teacher, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and/or mental health professional.
Want to Learn More?
If you’re like a lot of folks, you might still be a bit unfamiliar with online school psychology / mental health services (aka teletherapy, telepractice,telemental health, telehealth, etc.) and all of its many benefits. We invite you to check out our Why Online Therapy page to learn more about how effective, affordable and popular it really is.
If you want to learn more about how eLuma can specifically help YOUR program, we provide a free needs analysis to help you identify how you can improve your ability to deliver a broader range of high-quality online therapy services while simultaneously reducing your costs by several thousand (or more).
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