Early Childhood Communication Program

Age: 18 months to 3 years

This is a 6-session program for children who have been identified as “late talkers” or who have an expressive language delay. This includes parent coaching with practical hands-on strategies, information about how to use some new ways to help your child communicate (gestures and pictures), and take-home material (articles to read as well as “homework” to complete at home). The sessions are individual direct sessions, which are 60 mins in length, and are broken down into 45 minutes (direct instruction), 10 mins of parent coaching and home programming and 5 minutes of cleaning protocols. 

Program includes:

  • 6 individual therapy sessions with an SLP, including parent coaching
  • Personalized goal setting for your child (at the start and end of the program)
  • Hands-on strategies (get down, play like a child, create opportunities for your child to communicate etc.)
  • Information about different ways to teach your child how to use other ways to communicate (i.e. using pictures and gestures/signs).

 

Your child may benefit if they:

  • By 18 months, have an expressive vocabulary of less than 25 words
  • By 24 months, have an expressive vocabulary of less than 50 words
  • Have a good understanding of language but difficulty expressing themselves
  • Have weak social and play skills

 

Early Childhood Social Communication Program

Age: 2 to 5 years

This is a 6-session program for children who are between 2 – 5 years and have delayed social language skills and/or have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. This includes parent coaching with practical hands-on strategies, information about how to use some new ways to help your child communicate (gestures and pictures), and take-home material (articles to read as well as “homework” to complete at home). All of our clinicians are registered with the Saskatchewan Autism registry and meet the requirements for Individualized Program Funding.  As well, services may be covered by your employer or personal health plan benefits.

Program includes:

  • 6 individual therapy sessions with an SLP, including parent coaching
  • Personalized goal setting for your child (at the start and end of the program)
  • Hands-on strategies (get down, pre-speech skills, imitation, etc.)
  • Information about different ways to teach your child how to use other ways to communicate (i.e. using pictures and gestures/signs)

Your child may benefit if they:

  • Are not yet using words or has started using some single words
  • Have a good understanding of language but has difficulty expressing themselves
  • Have weak social and play skills

 

Stuttering and Effective Speaking Program
Age: 13+ years
This 6 Session program is designed for teens and young adults who are working on their voice, enunciation and fluent speaking skills.

The Effective Speaking Program is offered to individuals throughout the year. It is recommended that the 6 sessions are completed within a three month period.

Program includes:

  • 6 individual therapy sessions with an SLP, including parent coaching
  • Personalized goal setting for your child (at the start and end of the program)
  • Active Daily Living Communication Tools (breath support techniques, voice projection, easy onset methods and conversation skills)
  • Information about the art and science behind effective speaking skills and how to use them socially and professionally

 

Your teen may benefit if they:

  • Have difficulty initiating and maintaining conversations
  • Have troubles using fluent speech when speaking
  • Have difficulties expressing their thoughts and ideas clearly and concisely

     

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