(587) 317-1977

Is your child having difficulty with his/her speech, language or literacy development? We are here to help!

  • vocabulary
  • sentence structure
  • requesting
  • ​asking questions
  • answering wh questions
  • ​following directions
  • describing
  • commenting
  • social language 
  • play language
  • story telling
  • conversation skills

Language Delay

Language Delay


Some children between 1-2 years of age take a little longer in the beginning to develop language skills but then catch up to other children their age by the time they are 3-4 years old. 

Some late talkers, however, have a persistent 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.

When a child is still very young, it is difficult to identify the exact reason why they are behind and whether it is simply a delay that might resolve in time or if there is an underlying weakness that will continue as the child gets older and starts school.  Language difficulties are much less likely to resolve with the passage of time once a child is of school age.
 
Scientific evidence shows that children who receive proper treatment fair better than those who do not.


How a Persisting Language Difficulty Can Impact a Child Over Time

Children with a persistent language difficulty that is left untreated are at risk for the following difficulties, which can impact them in school, post-secondary education, relationships and in the work place.

Receptive Language

Difficulty following directions and working independently
Difficulty understanding lessons and school curriculum
Difficulty with listening comprehension and problem solving

Expressive Language

Short answers to questions
Difficulty expressing their ideas
Difficulty elaborating on a topic
Difficulty with conversations skills
Difficulty with story telling and retelling
Difficulty with oral participation in class & answering questions

Social Skills

Difficulty with turn taking and interactive play
Difficulty with interactive pretend play
Difficulty with having a conversation
Lack of social confidence which can continue into adulthood
Behavioural challenges associated with poor communication

Academic Skills

Difficulty with learning to read and sounding out words
Difficulty with reading comprehension
Difficulty with written language
Difficulty spelling
Difficulty with problem solving
Difficulty with understanding math language and math problems.

For further information about our language therapy services  or to schedule a language assessment at your child's home or daycare

call: (587) 317-1977

Assessment & Individualized Treatment at Your Home, School & Day Care