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1. For what ages does City Speech Centre provide therapy?
City Speech Centre provides therapy to infants/toddlers through adulthood. Each therapist has their own areas of expertise as well as the specific age groups that they service.
2. How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?
All children develop at different rates and there is a range within typical development. Please see our milestone development guidelines to help determine if you should contact a speech language pathologist. Often parents instinctively know that their child is having difficulty relative to their peers and it is a good idea to contact an SLP if you do have any concerns.
Generally speaking, a child should be referred to an SLP if:
you or others are having difficulty understanding your child
your child struggles to say words or is easily frustrated because of the way he/she talks or communicates,
your child uses fewer words than other children his age,
your child stutters or has a hoarse voice
your child’s play or socialization skills seem different than his/her peers
3. How often are speech therapy sessions and how long is each session?
Most therapists set up weekly sessions with their clients and the sessions range from 30 minutes to 1 hour long depending on the needs of the specific client. Most sessions are 45 minutes long but 30 minutes is usually sufficient for younger children and adults.
4. Do parents participate in their child’s session?
Parental participation is always encouraged so that the methods and strategies used can be implemented at home as well. It is often more effective to watch the therapy “in motion” rather than getting a quick update at the end of a session.
5. I have a busy schedule. Do you offer sessions on evenings and weekends?
Yes. Some of our therapists are available in the evenings and on the weekends.
6. Is there parking nearby?
There is an underground pay parkade accessed through the rear of the building. Metered parking in the front of the building may be available as well.