Speech Therapy Kitchener and Cambridge - Speech Specialists

Speech Therapy Kitchener and Cambridge


speech therapy kitchenerThe Speech Specialists are a highly experienced group of Speech
Language Pathologists and Speech Language Associates that
provide in-home speech therapy services to children, adults, and seniors.

Our therapists are highly trained with evidence-based programs including Hanen, PROMPT, PECs, Proloquo 2 Go, and Motor Speech Training.  

According to the University of Alberta, between 8 and 12 percent of Canadian preschoolers have some form of language impairment. These could be language delays or other speech difficulties. 

Early intervention is very important for a child with a speech or language delay.

At the Speech Specialists, we are big advocates for early intervention when it comes to speech therapy. When children are young, their brains are highly receptive to language development and therefore make speech therapy much more effective. Early intervention also ensures that any such symptoms do not worsen over time since they are addressed immediately. This way we can minimize the daily impact on a child’s life with regard to issues with language or speaking. Feel free to call us so that we can help you in the best possible way.

We are an outstanding team of therapists that are skilled, knowledgeable and know how to help. Our therapists will:

  • Offer individual therapy sessions that are effective and convenient for your family.
  • Conduct an in-depth assessment, create a unique treatment plan, and offer therapy that will enhance speech and language abilities.
  • Use therapy strategies that have been proven to be beneficial to achieve communication goals.
  • Engage the child in enjoyable language-development activities.
  • Provide techniques for parent education that will promote effective generalization of communication skills.

“I’m worried that my child may have a speech or language difficulty but I’m not sure if they need speech therapy. What do I do?”

If you have concerns about your child’s speech, you should consider getting an initial assessment by a registered Speech Language Pathologist. While each child is different, a general guideline for speech and communication skills can be looked at to see what is expected from children at different ages.

Consider speech therapy if your child does not meet the following developmental milestones:

  • 2 Years: Vocabulary of 50 words or more and should be able to put two words together (Ex: daddy up, more juice, red car, etc.)
  • 3 Years: a child should be 75% intelligible to unfamiliar people
  • 4 Years: a child should be able to produce sentences with 4-5 words and should be able to understand and answer Wh- questions. At this stage, their speech should be 100% understood by unfamiliar people.
  • By 7 Years, a child should have completely fluent speech and should be able to relate events, express their feelings, and engage in storytelling activities.

Where can I get speech therapy in Kitchener /Cambridge?

Speech Therapy services in Kitchener and Cambridge are available at the home, school, daycare, or workplace based on what works best for you. In-home speech therapy services are also available in Waterloo and Guelph. For a list of our other locations, please click here.

Appointments for speech therapy Kitchener/Cambridge are available on weekdays, after school, and on the weekends.

For more information about speech therapy Kitchener/Cambridge, please fill out a contact form or call us
Toll-Free at 1-800 536-7173

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