The Kaufman Children’s Center
Carruth Center is proud to partner with Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP, Director of the Kaufman Children’s Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Kaufman is regarded as a national expert in the field of apraxia. As a consultant to The Parish School, Kaufman makes annual visits to the campus and The Carruth Center to train staff and observe individual students with apraxia and severe articulation disorders. Carruth Center and The Parish School also send speech-language pathologists to train at the Kaufman Children’s Center.
The Children’s Learning Institute at The University of Texas Health Science Center
The Carruth Center and The Parish School have been selected by the University of Texas Medical School at Houston Children’s Learning Institute as a site for resident neurologists and pediatricians to visit as part of their training rotations. Medical students routinely visit classrooms and therapy rooms to learn about identification and intervention techniques for children with language-based learning differences. By inviting residents to our campus The Parish School and The Carruth Center help future neurologists and pediatricians identify, first-hand, early warning signs and how to make appropriate referrals to parents in need of early intervention for their children. The goal of the rotations is that residents will gain an appreciation that educators and therapists, as well as primary care doctors, are members of a collaborative team that provide care for children who have language and learning differences.
Association of Play Therapy
The Association of Play Therapy is a national professional society established in 1982 to foster contact among mental health professionals interested in exploring and, when developmentally appropriate, applying the therapeutic power of play to communicate with and treat clients, particularly children.