Shared Book Reading – Why is this so important for language and literacy development?

Shared book reading between parent/caregiver and child is a wonderful, fun, and interactive way to help with speech, language, and literacy development. Children with typical language development and those with disabilities, such as language delay, all benefit greatly...

Conversations With Your Baby

I am sure that all parents know that communication development begins at birth. You as parents are instrumental in promoting this development. There is nothing as exciting as hearing your baby cooing, smiling at you when they see your face, or using a gesture- they...

Are there everyday tips that will help my child’s communication improve?

There are so many tips and activities that promote speech and language development. Some general tips include:  Make talking fun! Communicate while playing and singing songsSing songs with repetitive phrasesRead daily to/with your child Create a print-rich...

Does Your Child Speak with Hesitations and Repetitions? Here’s How you Can Help.

Regardless of whether your child is identified as a stutterer, use the tips below to help reduce the frequency of his/her hesitations and repetitions. Keep in mind that hesitations and repetitions are often a normal part of speech and language development. Speak with...

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the SLP – A Brief Overview

There are many decisions to make and many services available when your child has red flags for ASD or has been diagnosed with ASD. The decision about when and who to see can be very overwhelming. Below is a brief overview of what SLPs do Assessments Completed by an...

Stimulating Communication Development at Home

The many transitions that all students have had during the last two pandemic years have greatly impacted their learning, development of communication, and their social skills. Students with speech and language disorders in particular, have been adversely affected by...

School Readiness for Your Preschooler – 5 Tips to Get Started

Ages 3-4 years Literacy – look for familiar logos, store, or restaurant names. Name them as often as possible. Number concepts – when shopping, count together the fruits you are putting in a plastic bag (e.g. 5 apples, 3 pears) Literacy – hang letters on your...

Speech and Hearing Month

In our final post for Speech and Hearing Month, it is important to ensure that accessible communication is a human right. We continue to advocate and support our clients so that the barriers they face are addressed. We educate clients’ families and caregivers and...

Bruce Willis’s story of Aphasia

Bruce Willis’s diagnosis of Aphasia has drawn attention to this communication disorder that we as speech-language pathologists assess and treat on a regular basis. Aphasia is a communication disorder that occurs after when there is damage to the brain in the part that...

Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Approved Service Provider

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) allows parents to access speech therapy from the service provider of their choice. All Speech Therapy Centres of Canada’s speech language pathologists (speech therapists) are approved service providers that deliver assessment and...
Conversations With Your Baby

Conversations With Your Baby

I am sure that all parents know that communication development begins at birth. You as parents are instrumental in promoting this development. There is nothing as exciting as hearing your baby cooing, smiling at you when they see your face, or using a gesture- they...

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