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
T H E R A P Y F O R L A N G U A G E D E L A Y
Expressive 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.
Difficulty following directions and working independently
Difficulty understanding lessons and school curriculum
Difficulty with listening comprehension and problem solving
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
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
Difficulty with learning to read and sounding out words
Difficulty with reading comprehension
Difficulty with written language
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