Speech and Language Services
The speech and language team supports the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment, and the (re)habilitation of speech, language and swallowing/feeding disorders.
Speech disorders include difficulty with production of speech sounds, stuttering (or fluency) and voice/resonance disorders.
Language disorders can affect the ability to understand others and/or express thoughts, ideas and feelings at a level consistent with developmental expectations.
Speech and language services may include:
Consultation to caregivers, professionals and supportive personnel who interact with the child
Group or individual therapy combined with parent education and coaching
Intervention focuses on skill development as well as on creating environments that promote optimal communication.
A referral is required to access this service:
Children from birth to August 31 of junior kindergarten (JK) year with speech and/or language problems
Referrals for SLP only services will be accepted up to August 31 of the year they are eligible to enter junior kindergarten (JK). If a child previously received speech and language services at ErinoakKids or any Ontario PSL program and was discharged, he/she can be re-referred up to April 1 of his/her JK year
Must live in Peel or Halton
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