Speech Therapy Build's Confidence & Success
When a child has a speech difficulty, they are generally aware of it. Children who speak differently from other children know that they do, and this can significantly erode their confidence. For example, when it comes to the classic issues — lisping, turning Rs into Ws, stuttering — speech-language therapy makes an enormous difference to a child's confidence. Some of these issues may seem cute at five years of age, but at 10 these problems are not.
Some children who are late talkers have a persisting language delay or language impairment that follows them year to year. Such children develop language skills at a much slower rate and often continue to lag behind other children in language and academic performance over the long term. A language impairment typically follows into adult hood and can impact on access to post-secondary education and opportunities for work.
If your child seems to be having trouble with speaking clearly, answering questions, telling a story or socializing at school and you know that they have a speech issue then enrolling them in speech therapy is recommended.
Improved communication builds confidence.
How Our Speech Therapists Can Help
Our Speech-Language Pathologists begin treatment with a comprehensive assessment in the comfort of your home. When speech therapy is warranted, the Speech Language Pathologist will apply their clinical skills and collaborate with parents and clients to develop a therapy plan that is both functional and relevant to the needs of the child or individual. Whether a child is having difficulty speaking clearly, communicating effectively or struggling with listening, reading or written work in school, we consider parent training and education to be a vital component to the service we provide that aims to help children meet their communication and learning potential.
Reading & Writing
Our evidence based reading programs help children who are struggling with phonological awareness, decoding, sight word recognition and reading comprehension.
Late Talkers & Language Delay
We offer language therapy at your home to improve vocabulary development, sentence structure, answering questions, story telling and conversation skills.
Speech Therapists of Calgary offers in home and online speech therapy for children in the comfort and safety of your home. Our Speech-Language Pathologists offer in home assessment and speech therapy services to address a variety of language and communication concerns. We work collaboratively with parents and care givers to develop a customized therapy plan to meet the individual needs of each child. Our therapists bring the necessary materials and activities to make speech therapy fun and engaging. Homework, practice materials, and parent training are just some of the services we provide to help your child fulfill their speech, language & learning potential. The health and safety of our clients and therapists is our primary concern and we are following best practice procedures to ensure that therapy is provided with appropriate protocols in place.
Our speech therapists treat a variety of difficulties including articulation, unclear speech, phonology, apraxia and motor speech disorders, lisps and the R sound.
Is your child having difficulty with his/her speech, language or literacy development? We are here to help!
Call to schedule a home assessment: (587) 317-1977
Insurance Reimbursable Speech Therapy in the Comfort of Your Home
Treatment for Autism
A C C E N T R E D U C T I O N T H E R A P Y
ACCENT REDUCTION THERAPY
Individuals seeking accent reduction or modification to alter their accent do so for a variety of different reasons. In some cases, clients seek accent modification through a registered speech language therapist so they can be better understood. In other cases, it may be because they want to learn how to communicate in a more professional sounding manner in the work place..
Speaking with a strong foreign accent can in some cases result in confusion for the listener. Accent related speech differences can stem from consonant or vowel sounds that are being articulated differently, consonants, sound sequences or syllables that are being omitted, or consonant and vowel sounds that are being substituted with speech sounds from another language. Differences in word stress, prosody and intonation are also apparent among people who speak with a different accent. Our comprehensive accent reduction and modification program addresses all of the aforementioned linguistic features and is individually tailored to meet the needs of each individual. Our accent reduction clients come from a variety of language backgrounds including: Cantonese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, Urdu, Serbian, Punjabi and French.
Accent reduction therapy starts with an initial assessment where the speech therapist will evaluate an individual's accent to identify accent related speech errors and differences that can be targeted in therapy. Clients who participate in our accent reduction therapy program will be taught how to use their tongue, lips, vocal cords and jaw to produce the sounds and sound sequences in a manner that more closely approximates Canadian English. Focus will also be given to word stress, prosody and intonation.
For further information about accent reduction therapy in Calgary, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Speech Therapists of Calgary at:
587 317 1977