Parents and caregivers play a considerable role in the development of early language skills. There are many things that you can do to help your child increase their language and communication abilities. These strategies can be used with children who have typical or delayed language development. PLAY Your child’s job for the first few years

Speech-language pathologists or SLPs are an integral part of an Autism team. Challenges with social communication are a trademark of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and speech-language pathologists are clinical professionals that specialize in all areas of communication.Speech-language therapy is more than working on lisps and stutters. The scope of practice for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) includes

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of acquired disability in a child’s developmental age, and the effect of a TBI is different at all ages. An interdisciplinary approach can give a child their best chance of recovery by targeting their specific needs. Here’s how the various disciplines work as a unit to

Your child’s language: tips and strategies to support its development! As parents, it isn’t always easy to be sure whether our children are meeting the expected language milestones.  It can be even harder to know what to do if we do notice signs of a language delay.  If you’ve ever felt this way, the following

Speech strategies to support communication and language development in children with ASD Every child on the autism spectrum is unique and special, so strategies that work for each child will depend on that child and what is motivating to them. Here are ten great speech language pathology strategies that will encourage language development in children

Understanding and overcoming the underlying challenges School is hard. Being an independent, successful student in a classroom is a tall order for most children. Different challenges arise at each grade level as expectations and difficulty increase. Cognitive skills such as organization, time management and attention influence success. Reading ability, vocabulary, and understanding of language all

No matter what age your child is there are things you can do as a parent to help them learn to read and write. Here are some great tips to use, depending on your child’s age: Birth to toddler years Talk to your baby and bombard them with words – the more words you expose

It’s that time of year…back to school! For some children and parents, this is a time of excitement. For others, it is a time of worry and anxiety. We’ve asked our experts for their advice on how to reduce this anxiety when it comes to heading back to school. Lauren Robinson, speech-language pathologist, shares: Preview

Introducing Catherine Norsworthy, speech language pathologist Parenting is not easy. We are here to help and to introduce your family to the compassionate therapists we work with. We’re excited to introduce you to Catherine Norsworthy, one of the wonderful speech language pathologists working with Children’s Support Solutions. Tell us a little bit about where you

Speech, language, and reading – a starter guide for parents To celebrate Speech and Hearing Awareness Month this May, our speech-language pathologists hosted a free webinar “Speech, Language, and Reading – a Starter Guide for Parents. Learn how to encourage your child’s speech, language and reading skills. The role of a speech-language pathologist is to

Introducing Lauren Robinson, speech language pathologist Parenting is not easy. We are here to help and to introduce your family to the compassionate therapists we work with. We’re excited to introduce you to Lauren Robinson, one of the wonderful speech language pathologists working with Children’s Support Solutions. Tell us a little bit about where you grew

Working with an interprofessional team As a parent, you do everything you can to encourage and provide the foundation your child needs to reach their potential. But what happens if your child is struggling with a developmental or genetic disorder, or mental health concern? What are the common issues to accessing services? How can an

The benefits of speech language pathology The main goal of speech language pathology is to improve communication. When it comes to working with children, a speech language pathologist’s primary goal is to make sure your child can understand and be understood in the wider world. Is your child’s speech clear? Does she understand others? When

Parents, and family, play a critical role in a child’s language development. During this busy holiday season, encouraging your child’s developmental needs can seem overwhelming. Keep in mind that the holiday season is filled with natural opportunities to encourage your child’s language development. Here are some fun ways to nurture your child’s development this holiday season.

Our “Raising a bilingual child: The top five myths” webinar with Caroline Erdos was a popular and questions from bilingual homes are still coming in. Here we share more questions that have been sent in from both educators and parents, along with Dr. Erdos’ expert answers:

Watch our webinar “Raising a bilingual child: The top five myths” If you missed our “Raising a bilingual child: The top five myths” webinar with Dr. Caroline Erdos and Mary Jose Guerrier you can watch it here: Your Hosts: Dr. Caroline Erdos, Speech Language Pathologist and Mary Jose Guerrier, Program Manager with Morneau Shepell. Myths

A guide to the benefits of interprofessional care for families & children   Our latest guide on the benefits of an interprofessional approach to care for children and teens is now available. Download your copy today! An interprofessional approach looks like this: 1+1=3. This means that for a child who needs behaviour, speech and occupational

What is apraxia? Learn how to help your child From the moment that your child is born, you start anticipating first steps, teaching your child to ride a bike and the first day of school. Another “first” that you imagine with great anticipation is your child’s first words.  What happens as your child’s first words

Online Therapy and Learning Services Exciting news! We now offer online therapy and learning services. From the comfort of your home – or just about anywhere with a high-speed internet connection – your child can participate in one on one therapy, live with their therapist or educator. No complicated equipment is needed just a tablet or

Did you know that 1 in 10 Canadians has a learning disability? Ranging from mild to severe, learning disabilities can include challenges with reading, writing, mathematics and concepts related to time. Mild learning disabilities often go undiagnosed leading to challenges in the classroom and the assumption that the child is unmotivated, lazy or unintelligent. In