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 S T U T T E R I N G
A Stuttering disorder is characterized by speech disruptions that may include initial sound / syllable or word repetitions, sound prolongations, use of fillers, selective word avoidance, blocking on words and in some cases irregular breathing and or loss of breath. Stuttering may also be accompanied by secondary behaviours such as eye blinking, facial grimacing, tension, and body movements. Difficulties with stuttering can cause a child, teen or adult to loose confidence as a speaker, and feel frustrated, embarrassed, or anxious about speaking.
Research has shown early intervention with a Speech-Language Pathologist to be effective in the remediation of stuttering in pre-school children. For this reason, it is important that parents do not ignore early signs or wait in the hope the stuttering will go away on its own and seek treatment as soon as possible.
When stuttering has become more established, as in the case of older school age children, teens and adults, treatment by a Speech Language Pathologist will focus on targeting fluency enhancing and shaping skills that will help to manage or minimize stuttering and promote fluent speech.
At Speech Therapists of Calgary, our therapists strongly advocate a team approach in the treatment of stuttering in school age children and teens. The treating Speech-Language Pathologist will work on teaching fluency enhancing and shaping strategies with children and their parents, and equip parents with the necessary tools to provide maximal fluency support for their child at home to facilitate regular fluency practice in natural situations and encourage carryover of skills to daily speaking situations.
Speech Therapists of Calgary offers therapy for stuttering in Calgary, Chestermere, Strathmore, Cochrane, Langdon and Okotoks
For further information on how we can treat stuttering; feel free to contact Speech Therapists of Calgary at: 587 317 1977