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Comprehensive Evaluations
Consultations with school professionals
School Observations
Home based consultations
Individual sessions
Group sessions
Use of various therapeutic models including DIR SCERTS, ABLC and Hanen

Speech and Language Therapy promotes and ameliorates language comprehension and expression, social communication, early prosocial communication skills, developmental play skills, auditory processing and cognitive abilities, as well as oral motor and speech sound production skills.

Children who would benefit from speech and language treatment may exhibit the following:
  1. Inconsistent and or reduced eye contact
  2. Reduced or lack of development of prosocial communication behaviours such as giving and showing gestures
  3. Lack of development of a declarative pointing gesture
  4. Lack of or reduced facial and vocal imitation as well as nonverbal imitation
  5. Absence of early social play routines (ex: peek a boo)
  6. Difficulty initiating, maintaining and joining in peer group play
  7. Limited or absence of imaginative play
  8. Difficulty with language processing and comprehension such as processing and remembering auditory information and following directions
  9. Slow acquisition of new vocabulary and putting words together
  10. Difficulty with language production such as problems labeling and remembering the names of objects, people and pictures
  11. Difficulty formulating thoughts and ideas and expressing them fluently and concisely
  12. Difficulty producing certain speech sounds and producing clear speech
  13. Difficulty managing saliva and feeding
Speech and Language Therapy services include evaluation and treatment by our experienced speech and language pathologists. The intervention may be provided as individual therapy, therapy dyads (two children), or in small groups. Individual and group therapy sessions, parent and sibling coaching and co-treatment with other support professionals may be recommended as a treatment model in order to best meet the child's specific challenges.