Client Specific Autism Services
Treating the Whole Child
The Speech Specialists believe in a multifaceted approach to Autism Spectrum Therapy. Our team is made up of Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Associates, Occupational Therapists, Behavioural Therapists, and Clinical Psychologists that will all work together to provide support for you and your child.
Client Centered Therapy
The goal of our therapy is to make things as easy for you as possible. With in-home or in-school sessions, our therapists have the ability to work with individuals who are most involved in your child’s life. This includes the family, teachers, friends and caregivers that the child interacts with on a daily basis. Our therapists will work with you to increase your autism education and provide you with resources such as autism websites, articles, and reading material. We pride ourselves in providing the best autism services in Ontario.
Our Therapists will work collaboratively to offer assessment, individualized program development and implementation for the following areas:
- Receptive and expressive language
- Functional communication skills
- Social Skills – eye contact, play skills, and joint attention
- Behaviour Management and reduction of maladaptive behaviours
- Use of Assistive Technology (IPads, assistive devices)
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism Spectrum is an umbrella term for a variety of disorders which include Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, and childhood disintegrative disorder. These disorders are linked with several traits which include:
-communication and speech difficulties
-difficulty interacting with the environment
What are the common communication difficulties associated with Autism (ASD)?
- very little or no speech
- grunting, crying, shrieking, or harsh sounds
- repeating what another person has just said (echolalia)
- difficulty with basic vocabulary
What are the common social difficulties associated with Autism?
- poor eye contact during conversation
- poor play skills
- sensitivity to touch
- lack of attention to what is going on around them
- difficulty with changes in routine
For more information, please fill out a contact form and a registered speech therapist
will contact you on a priority basis.