Welcome to the speech path!
Private speech-language pathology services offered for children and teens to address:
• receptive language (understanding)
• expressive language (use of words to communicate)
• social interaction & communication
• phonological awareness & other emergent literacy skills
• articulation (pronunciation of sounds and words)
• fluency (stuttering)
Referrals are accepted from parents by phone. Following an assessment of your child, recommendations will be given to address any area(s) of need. A range of evidence-based and research-informed interventions and supports are available in the form of:
• individual and small group therapy
• programming to be carried out at home
• parent education and capacity building
• collaboration with educators and other team members
• school transition supports
For many children, there are underlying reasons for missing or poorly developed communication or social skills. It is important to assess and address more than skills and behaviours using strategies and expectations that are developmentally appropriate and meaningful for everyday life. Our programming is based on most current research in child development and learning, and is tailored to meet the individual needs of each child and family.
Referrals to and collaboration with other professionals may be needed to fully determine the nature of your child’s difficulties, and how best to support him / her. We seek collaboration with all team members including paediatricians, ENTs, audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, educators, psychologists, and social workers to provide the most effective care.
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
A crucial part of your child’s success involves working together with you. You know your child best, and are your child’s strongest support and advocate. Together, we will develop and implement a detailed plan for intervention. We look forward to partnering with you!
Please call 705-253-1157 for information about fees and payment methods. Many workplace and personal health benefits plans offer coverage for speech-language pathology services.
ROBIN WALKER, M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO, Speech-Language Pathologist
SUSAN MCILQUHAM, Communicative Disorders Assistant
To make a referral or for more information, please call 705-253-1157.