Speech/Language Therapy

Who We Are

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP’s) are concerned with the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment and (re)habilitation of communication and/or swallowing disorders in children.  At Niagara Children’s Centre Speech-Language Pathologists also provide education to caregivers about speech, language and literacy development.  Speech-Language pathologists work closely with other professionals, sometimes as part of a multidisciplinary team, in providing a coordinated program of care. The areas of communication that a Speech-Language Pathologist assesses and provides intervention may include:

  • Listening and language comprehension (or understanding)
  • Articulation (speech sounds)
  • Language [removed]saying words, connecting ideas, grammar)
  • Social communication (ways in which individuals connect with one another)


Speech-Language Pathology is a regulated health care profession in Ontario.

Services

SLP’s at Niagara Children’s Centre provide single discipline and team-based services in the following programs:

  • Augmentative communication
  • Infant and preschool services
  • School aged services, including Niagara Children’s Centre School
  • Speech Services Niagara

Groups

Language/Communication Groups

It Takes Two to Talk

  • Hanen based parent education program for infants/young children with delayed language development
  • 8 parent training sessions plus individual videotaping and consultation
  • All sessions facilitated by a Hanen certified Speech Language Pathologist
  • Sessions are offered September to December; January to March; April to June

Talking Hands

  • Introduction to use of signed English for parents of children who are demonstrating some readiness to communicate but are not yet verbal
  • 2-4 sessions facilitated by Speech Language Pathologist
  • Sessions run throughout the year based on demand

Rock, Talk and Play (Modified More Than Words)

  • Hanen developed parent education program to facilitate language development skills in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders as well as other social pragmatic language disorders.
  • 8 parent training sessions plus individual videotaping and consultation
  • Sessions are facilitated by a Hanen certified Speech Language Pathologist
  • Sessions are offered September to December; January to March; April to June

Contact and Referrals

Please call (905) 688-1890 ext 110 for all referrals, except for Speech Services Niagara.

 

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Resources and Links

  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario

    The purpose of the College is to regulate the profession of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.