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Play Based Therapy

Play Based Therapy

Play-based therapy involves the use of a variety of materials such as gamess and toys in order to target a child’s unique speech and language therapy goals.

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Supporting Preschool Vocabulary Growth

Supporting Preschool Vocabulary Growth

It’s important to support breadth and depth of vocabulary development in our school-aged kids. But, did you know that it might be even more important if you work with preschoolers, specifically?

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Ontario Autism Program Updates

Ontario Autism Program Updates

Recent changes to the Ontario Autism Program will allow for a wider range of services available. Read on to learn more about new updates to OAP and Childhood Budgets.

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New Enhancements to Autism Support

New Enhancements to Autism Support

As of February, Ontario has announced new changes to improve the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) in order to make sure that all children with autism can receive the support they need

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Why choose Speech Therapy Works?

Why choose Speech Therapy Works?

We are a unique private practice offering a vast array of services to children with speech and language disorders as well as integrated services with other health professionals, access to funding, and a strong volunteer program

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Speech Therapy Toronto: Benefits of In-home Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Toronto: Benefits of In-home Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Toronto: Benefits of In-home Speech Therapy Speech Therapy Works offers in home speech therapy in Toronto and throughout the GTA. Even though speech therapy is offered in a variety of settings, in-home speech therapy services offers many benefits....

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Research Confirms Benefit of Behavioural Interventions

Research Confirms Benefit of Behavioural Interventions

RESEARCH CONFIRMS BENEFIT OF BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTIONS In 2011, there were studies that confirmed the benefit of behavioural therapies for both adolescents and children with autism. Scientific reports that were published since January 2010 showed that a wide range of...

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Keeping speech therapy for kids fun and engaging

Keeping speech therapy for kids fun and engaging

KEEPING SPEECH THERAPY FOR KIDS FUN AND ENGAGING Playing is something that children do naturally, on their own, everyday. Play based speech therapy for kids allows for the child to shine doing something they are familiar and comfortable with. At Speech Therapy Works...

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Speech, Language and Hearing facts

Speech, Language and Hearing facts

Speech, Language and Hearing facts Mount Sinai Medical Center is sharing some important information regarding Speech, Language and Hearing in May for Better Hearing and Speech Month. One Expert States: “Difficulty with speech can be the result of problems with nerves...

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Alberta study using saliva to link genetics to stuttering

Alberta study using saliva to link genetics to stuttering

ALBERTA STUDY USING SALIVA TO LINK GENETICS TO STUTTERING This article features the story of a young family affected by stuttering, and shows the importance of early intervention and the role of genetics. In this article, a mom notices the beginning signs of...

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Infants show preference for baby talk in Montreal research

Infants show preference for baby talk in Montreal research

INFANTS SHOW PREFERENCE FOR BABY TALK IN MONTREAL RESEARCH Research shows that babies have a preference for higher pitched speech, and respond better to speech with higher intonation. A study done in Montreal shows that children will react to 'baby talk' before they...

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Screen time for children

Screen time for children

SCREEN TIME FOR CHILDREN Tablets and smart phones are often used to occupy children, despite the fact that we know children learn best when interacting with others. One in seven children spend up to an hour a day on a screen before they turn one. Children learn best...

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Hearing loss in children can impact speech and learning

Hearing loss in children can impact speech and learning

HEARING LOSS IN CHILDREN CAN IMPACT SPEECH AND LEARNING Hearing is a critical sense that can have a large affect on a child's development, especially his or hers ability to speak and understand language Ideally, a hearing loss should be identified by the time the...

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For kids learning new words, it’s all about context

For kids learning new words, it’s all about context

FOR KIDS LEARNING NEW WORDS, IT'S ALL ABOUT CONTEXT For kids learning new words, it's all about context Deb Roy, a researcher at MIT, recorded every waking moment of the first three years of her son's life. Roy and his research team collected data to shine some light...

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