Speech and language therapy helps children who have difficulties with communication skills. Therapy may be aimed at difficulties in expressive language (learning to use words and gestures or putting words together), receptive language (understanding the meaning of words and concepts), articulation (proper pronunciation of words) and fluency (sounds, and the smooth flow of words and phrases).
Our Speech-Language Pathologist will assess your child’s speech and language skills, and determine what areas need improvement. A Communicative Disorders Assistant will work one-on-one with your child, and provide suggestions for activities to work on at home. As a parent, you will observe and participate in all sessions so that you can practice techniques at home. The practice of skills introduced in therapy is vital to your child’s success.
It is never too early or too late to get help for your child’s communication. We have an extensive history of supporting children with needs in the following areas:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Oral Motor Disorder
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Language and Literacy Delay
- Voice Disorder
Therapy sessions will take place at the NCDC Family Learning Centre in Port Hope or at an outreach location in Northumberland County.
Eligibility and Funding:
Service for Children 0 – 6 is provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in partnership with the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Preschool Speech Language Program. www.kidtalk.on.ca
Service for children 6 to 18 years is available on a fee for service basis.
To refer your child or for more information: