Pediatric Speech Therapy in Burlington

What is Pediatric Speech Therapy?

Speech-Language Pathologists have Master’s level education and must be registered with the Ontario College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in order to practice in the province. They are regulated healthcare professionals who continue to upgrade their skills and participate in continuing education coursework aimed specifically at supporting children and their communication skills.

Speech-Language Pathologists work closely with family members, caregivers, educators, doctors, and other healthcare professionals to develop goals suited to your child’s function and your family’s needs. This can help improve your child’s participation and communication skills in daily activities.

When working with Infants, toddlers, and young children, speech-language pathology sessions include functional play, music and motivating activities to help your child have fun while reaching therapy goals.

Youth and adolescents will benefit from education about their communication skills, strategies and techniques that will help them improve and how they can drive their own success in the process.

How do Speech-Language Pathologists help children?

Speech and language development is important for learning, literacy, and communicating with others. Early identification and intervention of speech and language difficulties make a big difference: the earlier a communication disorder is identified, the better the chances for improvement or even recovery.

Our highly skilled Speech-Language Pathologist is able to identify the early signs of communication difficulties that could ultimately impact your child’s confidence, academic performance and social interactions. Each child is truly unique! Once an initial assessment is completed, the speech-language pathologist will develop an intervention plan that will be tailored to your child’s individual needs and interests.

Speech-language pathologists strive to make every session motivating, fun and give parents and children the tools to improve their communication skills. Our clinicians use a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques to help achieve your child’s specific speech-language goals.

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What types of difficulties does a Speech-Language Pathologist assess and treat?

Children see speech-language pathologists for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Verbal expression skills (use of language)
  • Comprehension skills (understanding language)
  • Cognitive-communication skills
  • Articulation skills and speech intelligibility
  • Fluency and stuttering
  • Pre-literacy and literacy skills (including reading and writing)
  • Social communication skills
  • Swallowing abilities

If you feel that your toddler or child may be challenged in his or her communication skills, we’re here to help.

Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?

At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.

With multiple diverse services and specialties in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.

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