Assessment usually takes between 1 and 3 hours.
A report can be written up at parental request.
Parents are included in the assessment process every step of the way with results reviewed at each meeting.
Sessions typically last between 30 minutes and one hour. Every session:
Therapy is fun!! So fun, children really don’t realize that they are learning.
This is an early intervention program for children aged 4 to 7 years who may already be struggling with social interaction and fitting in at school.
Your child will learn notice more what other children are doing, will develop a positive bank of social experiences, develop skills to help them be accepted by peers and ultimately lead towards making and keeping friends both in the schoolyard and in their home community.
It can be hard to be included. This program gives young children (aged 4 to 7 years) the skills to be accepted into play already in progress. Using real–life scenarios, videotaping, social stories, role play and games, children will learn skills needed to have their best shot at being included in play at the park, in their neighborhood, and in the school yard.
This program is designed to help parents and their children work on speech and language goals in their child’s natural environment doing what young children love to do- move and explore. Working on speech and language with your child the way your child interacts with the world provides the most opportunity for young children to learn. Especially designed for very busy little people who love to move - aged 1 ½ to 3 years.
This program is designed for kids aged 3 ½ to 5 years with speech and language delays that struggle with sitting down and practicing their goals.
If circle time is a no-go and you often photograph your child’s back because they move so fast, this is the program for you!!
Getting From Me to We…How to Help Your Child Fit in and Keep Friends.
Based on the book, this workshop will help you be able to:
“Can’t Catch Me….” How to work on Speech and Language Skills with Kids on the Move.
This one-hour workshop is full of practical suggestions on how to help your active child work on specific speech and language goals or develop language in general without even realizing that they are doing it!! Group and individualized practical suggestions.
Designed for preschool and early school aged children.
How to make supper, do dishes, answer the phone, deal with siblings and work on speech and language with young children.
Let’s face it-in today’s busy world of work, kids, house etc. it can be a real challenge to find a consistent opportunity to work on those goals your speech pathologist told you needed to do so your child to be able to progress.
This one-hour of power will help you find ways that you never imagined. Hear from real been there done that accounts of parents in the same situation you find yourself in every week when you have to face your therapist.
Never need to lie or avoid eye contact again!
Designed for parents of children with speech and/or language delay from toddler years to early elementary school aged.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Screen time and its effect on communication for young children. (3 hours)
There is now an app for just about everything. How do you navigate our media rich world with young children? How much screen time is ok? What are the most educational and beneficial apps, video games, and television shows for your child’s speech, language, and communication.
We will explore the wonderful world of apps, games, and technology that can help children with speech, language and communication challenges.
We will also explore the darker side of our screen dense world and review research that reports ways that screen time can actually lead to delays in communication and social development.
Let’s explore this timely and complex topic together.
Getting From Me to We: How to help your student fit in and make friends in the classroom. (Full day)
Incidence statistics prove that in every classroom in North America (on average) at least 2-3 kids will stand out- and not in a good way.
How do you break the negative interaction spiral and connect these children to their classmates and you in a positive way?
This workshop is designed to help you identify where these children are on the social development ladder.
Once there you will learn what skills are needed to move them forward in relationships with classmates, with you and to participate in the classroom culture more appropriately.
We will explore why early intervention is crucial, how you can help just by modifying a bit the things you are already doing in the classroom.
The goal for you is to help you help these kids be part of the group, make a real friend or two, reduce disruptions, increase positive participation and bring out the best version of themselves in the classroom.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Screen time and its effect on communication development in young children. (Full day)
It is a screen world… How do we use the best of what screen time has to offer, in the best way and at the right ages for kids?
This workshop will review the most current research on a rapidly growing field that is rife with controversy.
We will look at how to positively use apps and technology with young children with speech, language, and communication delays at home and in the classroom.
We will also explore the darker side of these changes on child development and review research that asserts:
Too much screen time at young ages means:
By workshop end, you will be able to develop not just what best practice is with what young kids are doing with screens, but also how to be mindful of potential dangers of screen time on attachment, social skills and communication in general.