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
Speech Therapists of Calgary offers therapy for children and families affected by Autism also know as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Therapy for Autism is available in the comfort of your child's home, school or daycare facility in Calgary and surrounding regions including: Langdon, Cochrane, Langdon, Chestermere, Strathmore, Airdrie and Okotoks.
Autism is a developmental disability which typically impacts social, communication and language development. Other features may include restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities, such as echolalia, excessive smelling, touching or flipping of objects. Autism can range in severity from mild to severe and individuals effected by autism may have different challenges. Common social, communication, and behaviour difficulties include:
A child with autism may have problems with social skills and connecting with other people or peers of his/her age. He/she may seem to be in their own world and may have difficulty with the following:
forming and maintaining friendships
maintaining eye contact
Language & Communication Skills
A child with autism may have difficulty with understanding language and communication skills such as having a conversation, reading or writing. Common difficulties include:
A child with autism may have the following sensory and behaviour difficulties:
How a Speech-Language Pathologist can help
Speech Therapists of Calgary work with children and families effected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in the comfort of their home, school or daycare. Our speech therapists work with children on the Autism Spectrum to help them understand and use words, name objects, answer 'wh' questions, request help. take turns in a game or conversation, initiate or terminate a conversation, tell or personal story or retell a story.
Our speech-language pathologists also work on reading, spelling and writing using evidence and research based programs that have been shown to be effective in teaching literacy skills to children on the autism spectrum with the prerequisite language foundation for reading.
For children who are non-verbal, our therapists can attempt to stimulate verbal communication using a PROMPT approach or use augmentative and alternative communication which may include:
For further information about the range of services we offer for children and individuals with autism spectrum disorder in Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere and Strathmore. Feel free to contact us at: 587 317 1977
Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder & Asperger's Syndrome
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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.