SPEECH THERAPY MISSISSAUGA
Providing In-Home Speech Therapy Mississauga
In Mississauga, Speech Therapy works provides in home speech therapy. We provide services at the convenience of your home, day care, school or office. The goal of speech therapy for children is to improve skills that will allow your child to communicate more effectively. The ability to express oneself is vital. There are many benefits to speech therapy for children such as increased independence, improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, improved speech so that your child is better understood, development of pre-literacy skills, improved school readiness and increased ability to problem solve independently. Delaying speech therapy for your child runs the risk of missing that all-important window of time when the brain is maturing and learning happens rapidly.
What is the first step?
A speech language assessment takes place to determine the type and extent of the possible speech disorder. Our Mississauga-based speech therapists will begin by asking you about your child’s communication issues. The speech therapist will also ask you about your child’s development and other medical issues, such as frequent ear infections. During the initial assessment, the speech therapist may use informal or formal tests, or could use a combination of both. Formal tests are simply standardized tests. An SLP conducting an informal test will appear to simply be chatting or playing with the child. In actuality, he’s evaluating how the child articulates words, puts sentences together, and processes questions. Near the end of the assessment, the speech therapist makes her recommendations. She will share with the family the child’s areas of strengths and weakness related to language, the severity of speech language delay and the frequency of speech therapy.
What happens during speech therapy?
Speech therapy usually happens one or two times a week for an hour. Speech therapists at Speech Therapy Works utilize a variety of strategies. Most young children don’t realize they are doing work because speech therapists at Speech Therapy Works create activities that are fun and highly motivating. Speech therapy at home is great because it is the child’s environment and this is where the child is most comfortable. Speech therapists at Speech Therapy Works will bring their own toys and ensure to build rapport with you and the child. At the end of each session, the speech therapists will talk to you about goals targeted; child’s response and performance during therapy, address your concerns and answer any questions. Speech therapist may also involve the parent in the session to ensure carryover of strategies.