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At What Age Should Children Start Speech Therapy?

Speech and language development happens more quickly than it may seem. Babies go from sounds to full sentences in two or three years. It’s exciting to watch, but the quick pace of language development means children can fall behind just as fast. If you’re worried that your child isn’t meeting milestones, keep reading. This article … Continue reading “At What Age Should Children Start Speech Therapy?”

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How Much Does Speech Therapy Cost In Toronto?

How Much Does Speech Therapy Cost In Toronto? People need speech therapy for all kinds of reasons. Some children have speech difficulties resulting from conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, expressive or receptive aphasia, and impaired hearing. Issues with speech can also arise as a result of traumatic brain injuries, tumours, and strokes. Speech therapists can … Continue reading “How Much Does Speech Therapy Cost In Toronto?”

Teletherapy for Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Teletherapy for Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Teletherapy for Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Concussions and Traumatic Brain injuries (TBIs) occur when there is a bump, blow, or injury to the head. These traumas can range in severity from a mild concussive TBI to a severe catastrophic TBI. Each severity level can experience different symptoms and difficulties unique to each casualty. … Continue reading “Teletherapy for Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment”

Teletherapy for Children Childhood Reading, Writing & Literacy

Teletherapy for Children: Childhood Reading, Writing & Literacy

Literacy is an essential skill for childhood development, academic achievement, and school success.  Literacy includes reading, writing, spelling, and listening abilities. Any difficulties or areas for improvement can be identified and targeted by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Specific goals could include: Reading comprehension Auditory comprehension Spelling  Phonemic awareness  Writing skills  Decoding and encoding Reading fluency … Continue reading “Teletherapy for Children: Childhood Reading, Writing & Literacy”

Teletherapy… Is It For Me

Teletherapy… Is It For Me?

Teletherapy… Is It For Me? With technology becoming more common and electronic devices becoming an everyday part of our lives, it is no wonder this new method of delivering therapy is being introduced. There are billions of devices connected worldwide; while the majority have access to quality internet services. This allows for teletherapy as a … Continue reading “Teletherapy… Is It For Me?”

Communicative Temptations

How does learning change your brain?

How does learning change your brain? What really happens in your brain when you learn something new? We know that training and practice are so important to hone our skills. Practice makes perfect, right? But, doing something again and again doesn’t just make it easier. It actually changes the brain. The brain begins to form … Continue reading “How does learning change your brain?”

Communicative Temptations

What to do if you notice your child stuttering

What to do if you notice your child stuttering As children are learning to speak, they may go through periods of dysfluencies, or, stuttering. This is referred to as “developmental stuttering”, and is typical for a certain amount of time in a child’s life. Recent studies indicate that stuttering begins most commonly between 2 and … Continue reading “What to do if you notice your child stuttering”

Communicative Temptations

Communicative Temptations: Creating Opportunities for your Child to Communicate

Communicative temptations are a powerful way to provide your child with more opportunities to communicate with you in your day-to-day life. How your child initiates an interaction when you set up a communicative temptation depends largely on whether your child has yet to say their first words, is speaking in single or two-word utterances, or … Continue reading “Communicative Temptations: Creating Opportunities for your Child to Communicate”

Screen Time and Language Development

Screen Time and Language Development

Screen Time and Language Development With the progression into a digital world, there are often concerns with how screen time affects children. “Screen time” refers to the amount of time a person spends staring at computers, tablets, smartphones, television, and video games. As a parent, some days might be easy to get through. But other … Continue reading “Screen Time and Language Development”

The Link Between Contact Sports and Brain Injury

    | The Link Between Contact Sports and Brain Injury | Authored by: Julia Vasarevic | Speech Language Pathologist In North America, contact sports such as hockey, rugby, and football are very popular, especially among the young male population. A contact sport is one where athletes come into bodily contact with each other, often at … Continue reading “The Link Between Contact Sports and Brain Injury”