Speech Therapy - Adults & Children

Don't Let Their Voices Unspoken

Get Professional Help With An Experienced Speech Therapist

Pillars of Wellness provides speech therapy services for children and adults at our clinic in Burlington. Both therapists are registered, trained and experienced speech-language pathologists using evidence-based approaches.

Our goal is to ensure you receive the right support and treatment to achieve maximum results as soon as possible.

What makes us unique is our collaborative approach, quick access to care and combined expertise from various health services under one roof.

We are passionate and compassionate professionals, driven by the mission of helping people live happier and more meaningful lives.

You deserve the best. Your goal is our mission. Let us help you!

What to Expect on Your First Speech Therapy Visit?

In preparation for your first speech therapy session, we offer a free 15-minute consultation to help determine the best course of treatment. This is a more informal opportunity for you to express any concerns and ask any questions about speech therapy.

The speech therapist will look at the following factors to decide how to proceed with further sessions:

  • Attention and listening
  • Understanding of language
  • Expressive language
  • Speech
  • Play skills
  • Social skills

Each client will receive their own customized approach, built around their unique goals and challenges. After the assessment, the therapist will suggest a plan of care and provide some recommendations on what you can do at home to help support the therapy.

Conditions We Can Help With

  • Swallowing disorders
  • Language delays
  • Communication disorders related to autism, developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, cognitive disorders, hearing impairment, and progressive neurological diseases.
  • Literacy
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Alternative and augmentative communication needs
  • Psychogenic communication
  • Structural anomalies of the speech and voice mechanism
  • Dysphagia

Connect With One Of Our Licensed Therapists

We will match you with one of our accredited and experienced speech therapists who can help you with a range of conditions. Our speech therapy services are geared toward any communication difficulties, literacy issues, accent reduction, swallowing disorders and stuttering.
 

With our speech therapists, you get a high level of professionalism, years of experience, quality of care and a flexible schedule to adapt to your needs. You can connect in the comfort of your own home or meet your therapist in person.

Testimonials

Excellent team. Friendly, knowledgeable and a very professional service
Susan P
I would highly recommend Pillars of Wellness for all of your health needs. The owners and all of the staff care about your health, well being and satisfaction.
Adam W
I've been to a few clinics and this is by far the best. After a car accident I was in very bad shape. Lori and the team helped me get the right treatments, supporting me both physically and mentally to get better. Thank you Pillars of Wellness!
Kauthar A

Frequently Asked Questions

At what point should I be concerned about my child’s communication?
This depends on your child’s age and what they are able to express. For example, a young child (9 months) might be showing early signs of a hearing loss or language disorder if they don’t respond to sounds, their name, show comprehension of simple words, or point to call attention to interesting objects. To help determine how your child’s communication skills are developing, follow these guiding benchmarks. Remember that every child is different and that only a professional can diagnose a speech disorder. First words: 12-15 months Frequent two-word combinations: 21-24 months Frequent three-word combinations: 36 months Intelligible speech in conversation 90% of the time: 4 years Grammatically complete sentences most of the time: kindergarten age
What can I do at home to assist my child’s speech development?
First, try your best to understand your child’s current communication level. Are they preverbal? Do they communicate with single words, or do they use phrases and sentences? This can help you understand what to model at home. To encourage your child to speak, avoid overusing questions — this can make them feel pressured and anxious. Instead, comment about events as they are unfolding. Encourage taking turns when speaking, and try to avoid speaking rapidly or taking lengthy talking turns. Praise any of their efforts to communicate, including gestures, pointing, gaze, and verbal attempts.
How long will speech therapy take before my child catches up to their peers?
This is different for everyone based on many factors like severity of the disorder, student co-operation, motivation, and readiness to learn. Generally, children with difficulty understanding language (receptive language problems) tend to require longer courses of treatment, as do children with underlying neurocognitive impairments such as autism.
How many times per week should my child have speech therapy?
It’s different for everyone, but most children come in once or twice a week whether or not they’re also doing speech therapy at school. The frequency will depend on the severity of the disorder, or what type of intervention program is recommended. Occasionally, a more intensive schedule might be necessary.
How long does it take to get an appointment? Is there a waiting list?
This depends on the month, but we can usually see a client within two weeks or sometimes less.

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