Speech and Language Services for Children
At Bridges & Blooms, we provide individualized, family-centred services and therapy programs specially tailored to meet your child’s needs. We provide comprehensive speech and language assessments, consultation sessions, and therapy for children birth through adolescence with a variety of speech and language challenges. Some children may experience speech/language difficulties in isolation while others may experience several challenges as part of a larger delay or neurological condition. At Bridges & Blooms, we will collaborate with other professionals, ensure that your concerns are addressed, and develop a treatment plan that will help your child realize their potential and become a confident communicator.
- Speech Sound Difficulties
- Language delays
- Social Language Difficulties
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Issues with voice/resonance
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Our approach to treating children with ASD is strongly rooted in a developmental paradigm – we look to typical developmental processes to guide us when starting our intervention. We use a lot of naturalistic teaching and parent coaching in the early stages of treatment and we feel it is extremely important to form strong working relationships with the children and families that we are involved with. As such, we work with a small number of ASD children at any given time in order to ensure that we can provide the best intervention possible.
For older children, we may use more structured teaching activities or process based approaches which, rather than focusing on isolated skill mastery, focus on processing language in increasingly more complex contexts. An example of this would be the Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for language comprehension and thinking.
It Takes Two to Talk® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
The Lidcombe Program for Early Intervention for Stuttering