A Speech-Language Pathologist is trained to help assess and treat children and adults with various speech, language and feeding difficulties. 

Speech-Language Pathologists provide assessment and therapy for a broad range of areas including:

  • Articulation
  • Motor Speech Difficulties
  • Language
  • Stuttering
  • Voice concerns
  • Accent modification
  • Feeding and swallowing
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Pediatric Services

Our WOMB SLP’s work with infants, toddlers, and school aged children. They also work with individuals with Autism or other developmental disabilities. A Speech-Language Pathologist will conduct a detailed assessment and provide recommendations and/ or a therapy plan that best suits the individual's needs. Our WOMB SLP’s and CDA’s use a play based and family centred approach to engage the kids and achieve maximum results!

Frequently Asked Questions About Speech & Language Therapy

A Communicative Disorders Assistant works together and under the supervision of a Speech-Language Pathologist. Communicative Disorders Assistants are specifically trained and educated in various areas of speech, language and communication. They do not conduct assessments, but are skilled providers of individual and group therapy in the areas of language, articulation, motor speech, fluency, augmentative communication and more.

No, a doctor’s note is not required to access our services. However, some extended benefit plans may require a doctor’s note in order to be reimbursed for Speech-Language Pathology services. It is best to check with your insurance provider to inquire about their specific policies.

If possible, it is preferred that the parents participate in therapy. If this is not possible, each session includes a follow up note with suggestions for home practice, game ideas and worksheets. A child might only see the therapist for one hour a week, so if parents have observed therapy and are comfortable practicing at home, they can easily double or triple their child’s therapy time!

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This must be one of the most common questions we get asked! This depends on many factors including the child’s age, the type and severity of his or her errors, participation of the child and the amount of practice done outside the therapy session. Parent/caregiver participation and home practice are one of the most important factors. You can easily double the amount of therapy your child receives weekly by practicing even 10 minutes a day.

Unfortunately our services are not covered by OHIP. However, we do provide a receipt for each session including a Speech-Language Pathologist’s registration number which can be claimed under eligible extended benefit plans or for tax purposes. Check with your provider to see if Speech-Language Pathology services are covered under your plan.

Find out the availability, pricing and booking options for this service.

Complementary Services

At The WOMB Vaughan, we have an entire integrative health team that can work collaboratively to provide the best possible combination of care to you and your family. Here are a few services that work well in conjunction with Speech Therapy. Please contact us anytime to help you put together the best team for your needs!

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps people engage and participate in the activities and roles that are meaningful to them. In adults these range from self-care activities (sleep, toileting, intimacy) to productive activities (working, childcare, caregiving) to leisure activities (social interaction, hobbies). In children, occupations may include eating, sleeping, playing, building independence, and participating in school or activities.

Pediatric Physiotherapy

The WOMB’s pediatric physiotherapists help to improve your child’s gross motor skills and mobility. We use a client and family centered approach to care, working with you to identify your child’s goals and to create an individualized treatment program. The physiotherapist will use a combination of hands-on treatment and exercise prescription through fun and functional activities.

Naturopathy

Naturopathic Doctors provide integrative primary care and treat patients using herbs, supplements, dietary and lifestyle guidance, homeopathy, acupuncture, and vitamin injections. Their role is to educate you, guide you, and empower you to take control of your own health. They can see all members of the family and provide integrative primary care, including well-child checks!