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
"Learning to read is a challenge or 30% of children today".
Reading recovery programs and traditional tutoring methods are often not very effective in supporting children with reading disabilities or dyslexia. If a child is not able to read and decode printed material by the end of grade 3, there is a risk that he or she will never catch up and that the learning gap will continue to widen over time. In many cases, children and students who struggle with reading or a reading disability are perfectly capable of learning to read and spell when the appropriate teaching and treatment approach is applied.
At Speech Therapists of Calgary, our speech language therapists use research and evidence based multi-sensory and direct instruction programs that have been proven to offer effective intervention and remediation for students with learning disabilities who are struggling with reading and spelling.
Reading to Learn
After the 3rd grade, students are expected to be able to read to learn. Reading comprehension difficulties frequently occur in students who are good at decoding and spelling and can severely impact upon their ability to read to learn and perform at grade level. The break down in reading can result from inadequate vocabulary, grammar or syntatical skills to organize and interpret written text effectively, poor self monitoring, and reduced working memory resulting in difficulties with retaining information long enough to be adequately processed and difficulty with higher order thinking.
Speech Therapists of Calgary offer effective reading intervention programs that target the requisite skills to promote improved reading comprehension and information retention.
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