We recognize that each situation is unique.
Sometimes a family wants more support at home or in their community program. Also, school programs may require assessment or intervention services to support a child in their classroom. Our Consultation & Therapy Services allow you to design your own program by choosing from any of the services offered.
What does a Speech-Language Pathologist do?
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) assist children with their ability to talk and understand. As each child communicates in their own unique way, our Speech-Language Pathologists spend time understanding the child’s level before planning treatment activities or providing consultation.
Consultative Services address concerns indirectly by providing strategies that are based on your child’s developmental abilities; family and/or school identified needs, the resources available; as well established rehabilitation practices. Our therapists can meet with you as often as you need within the school, at home, in the community or at our Centre.
Therapy Services address concerns directly with your child. Our therapists will provide direct intervention to your child on a regular basis. Therapeutic treatment is more intensive than consultation. Treatment plans are based on your child’s developmental abilities, family-identified needs, and the resources in the home or community setting; as well as established rehabilitation practices.
Treatment might include:
- use of gestures, sign language, talking devices or picture exchange systems to help a child to understand messages and share information
- planning activities to assist a child to move from using single words, to using short phrases or sentences
Speech-Language Assessment services are available to provide information about your child’s skills and abilities. For more information about our assessment services please click here.