Therapy for Speech Delay

Quite often, people confuse speech delay and language delay. It’s important to remember that speech and language are two different skills.

Language is the structure of communication: verbs, adverbs, nouns, syntax, and tenses. All these elements have to be used properly and in the right order to be called a language.They must be used correctly for us to express and understand what we want to say. Speech is the vocalization of language: the sounds we make when talking.It involves the proper placement of the tongue, and the right way of breathing and using the voice box.

For many children, speech is delayed because they struggle with the mechanics of talking. They have trouble placing their tongue in the right spot to pronounce such sounds as, for example, “S”, “T”, or “L”.Some children have trouble using their voice box correctly. While not always a serious problem, speech delay is something that must be addressed as soon as possible.

At The Speech Language Centres of Canada we’ll work with your child to help him or her get over the hump of speech delay and to start enjoying expressing themselves. We’ll work to help them tell the stories that THEY want to tell! Our activites and speech therapists make learning fun!

We use computers, games and even iPads to help the process and keep it entertaining for your child. Therapy through play becomes a much more rewarding experience for a child and is more helpful in speech development.

At The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada we know that patients experience long wait times in the province of Ontario before they see a speech-language pathologist via government funding. In many cases the waiting list can be over one year long.

For many parents that wait time is unacceptable when it concerns their child.

At The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada, we can help you see a speech-language pathologist right away!