Speak Your Mind has provided strong evidence based services for 7 years.
With changing times and the COVID-19 outbreak, comes changing practices. Speech-Language Pathologists can see many children in one day and are often in very close quarters with clients. As SLPs we traditionally work near or in the mouths of children. We also work in groups and encourage close play. Due to the fact that the virus is still present, the College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists has recommended that virtual sessions continue when possible and clinically appropriate, as that is still the safest option. As such, we are continuing to see our clients virtually. When this is not possible, our team is discussing new service delivery models to ensure that clients can continue to grow and learn.
AS we use telepractice, we will continue to support families with evidence based practices. This means that we will continue to practice using strategies and approaches that have been demonstrated to be effective - for teletherapy. Using teletherapy for speech and language therapy may involve teaching the child online, but it may also rely more heavily on parent and the home environment.
For children who might be ready to engage with the therapist online, we have taken care to invest in a child friendly online platform that is interactive and fun. In addition to the time spent online, each online session will be followed up with activities for home.
Please call 519-489-0452 or book a free consult using our online scheduler to determine if teletherapy would be effective for your child.
We understand that some families have been hit harder than others during this shutdown. For current clients, if continuing sessions is beyond your means at this time, please do not hesitate to connect with us so that we can set you up on a speech/language path that suits you at this time.
Please let Speak Your Mind continue to be a trusted partner in your child's health and development.
Let's do this! Let's learn together! Let's have fun!
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UPDATED - As of March 15th, 2020 all in clinic services have been postponed. We hope to see you soon.
Are you looking for speech and language therapy in the Kitchener area?
Speak Your Mind, Speech and Language Services is a private pediatric therapy clinic that strives to provide comprehensive, family centered, evidenced based speech and language therapy to children and their families residing in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.
We offer assessment and treatment for infants, children, and youth in the following areas of communication:
We provide support to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hearing Impairments, Motor Speech Disorders, Reading difficulties and learning differences.