Comprehensive Speech & Language Therapy
Apraxia Dallas is a group of private speech-language pathologists who assess and treat a variety of speech and language disorders, specializing in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
To provide comprehensive therapy services for: chilhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, phonology disorders, receptive & expressive language delays/disorders, fluency (stuttering), pervasive developmental disorder, and feeding disorders.
To educate parents and professionals regarding the characteristics of and treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using the CAS Diagnostic Checklist, 3-D Apraxic Therapy for Kids treatment program, and numerous creative therapy materials, all developed by Kay Giesecke.
Since 1995, Kay Giesecke has been working with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). She has developed a diagnostic protocol including a CAS diagnostic checklist to determine if a child does or does not have CAS. Often this speech disorder is overdiagnosed so it is important to have someone who has experience in this area to accurately diagnose your child.
She has developed a highly successful treatment method for CAS entitled "3-D Apraxic Therapy for Kids". Kay attributes the success of this approach to the use of 3-D materials, systematic hierarchies and parental involvement.
Kay has also written two booklets of therapy ideas using inexpensive, hands-on materials called "Trash to Treasure Speech-Language Therapy Ideas" and "Reusable Craft Ideas for Speech-Language Therapy", soon to be available for purchase on the Products page of this website.
Kay and Heather MacFadyen have worked to develop presentations of this information for parents and professionals.