Articulation is the ability to move lips, tongue, palate, and jaw to produce the speech sounds called phonemes. At Vancouver speech therapy, our SLPs coordinate with your child to teach them how to produce these specific sound patterns to increase speech intelligibility.
Expressive language refers to what your child says. Speech-language pathologists can help your child to learn the vocabulary, basic concepts, grammatical units and structures needed to form phrases and sentences.
Receptive language refers to a child’s ability to understand language. If your child lacks these skills, a speech and language pathologist can help them learn new vocabulary and concepts to help follow different directions understand conversations.
This involves communication skills such as understanding verbal and nonverbal cues, taking turns during a conversation, and staying on topic. A speech and language therapist teaches your child to learn social language skills to participate effectively in social gatherings.
Stuttering is a speech disorder which affects the speed, flow, and rhythm of speech. In this disorder, speech is interrupted by unusual stops, word reputations such as b-b-boy. A speech therapists can help find strategies that give your or your child more control of the stutter.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to an alternative means other than speaking to express ideas, needs, thoughts, and wants. AAC includes core boards, iPads , sign language. When a child has such severe communication impairments, our speech therapists set children up with an alternative means to communicate.
Accent reduction aims to modify and clear your accent by pronouncing words right to speak English more clearly. Accent reduction treats consonant sounds, vowel sounds, syllable stress and intonation. It is an organized approach to learn and adopt a new speech accent by the learning process. Shortly, it is a process of sound system learning.
People with autism faces challenges with social skills and verbal/non-verbal communication. Autism can be a minor problem, or it may cause disability that needs full care and speech therapy in Vancouver. Speech therapy can improve overall communication, making it possible for people with autism to enhance their relationships and function in everyday life.
At Vancouver Speech Therapy, the aim is to encourage parents to be apart of their child’s therapeutic process to receive optimal results. Parents are not mere observers of their child’s therapy, rather, they should continue what has been started in the therapist’s office to ensure change is realized.
Parent coaching includes:
Sometimes parents are intimidated because they feel it’s a lot to add to their busy every day schedules and implementing strategies is just too much. Vancouver speech therapy recognize the busy lives of parents as they balance work and family care so we create realistic weekly goals for parents to work on. One small step at a time can make a big difference in the long run. A little really does go a long way.
At Vancouver Speech Therapy we arrange for in home visits for clients who cannot engage online. Our SLP assesses the children via parent interview and online observation. The SLP then writes up a treatment plan the SLP assistants employ in the home. The SLP does weekly progress checks with the SLP assistant to monitor progress closely and will make home visits when needed. At Vancouver Speech Therapy we work hard to foster a close relationship with the family and clients we work with.
Currently we are providing in home services in Vancouver and Burnaby. Starting October 2021 we will be providing in home services in Maple Ridge and Abbotsford.
At Vancouver Speech Therapy we do online sessions through video conferencing on Zoom. Online sessions are effective for children who can engage for 30-60 minutes online. We create a session plan that targets all necessary goals while keeping the client engaged. Online sessions are also arranged for adult clients who would like to work on accent reduction and other speech/language goals.
We provide online services to individuals all over BC.
Vancouver Speech Therapy is a company that started in the midst of COVID-19. At the moment our service delivery model includes in home visits and online sessions. The idea to open a clinic is in the works but it is not yet available.