Speech Therapy Autism - Speech Specialists

Speech Therapy Autism

Treating the Whole Child

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Autism Services

The Speech Specialists believe in a multifaceted and holistic approach to Autism Spectrum Therapy. We understand the challenges faced by parents trying to get help for their child’s unique needs. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures that we give the best possible care for our clients. 

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 on 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
  • Behavior Management and reduction of maladaptive behaviors
  • 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
-repetitive activities
-difficulty interacting with the environment
-sensory issues

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


Our therapists are located all across the GTA and Southern Ontario. For more information, please fill out a contact form and a speech therapist will contact you on a priority basis.

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