What is Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-language pathology, also known as speech therapy, focuses on the prevention, identification, evaluation, and treatment of speech, language, voice, feeding and swallowing disorders in children and adolescents.



Conditions We Assess/Treat

All children and youth, whether or not they have an identified condition, are welcome at The Crystal Ladder. The following is a specific list of areas that may be targeted for assessment/treatment by a speech-language pathologist (SLP).



Language: Ability to understand spoken and written language, convey ideas verbally and in writing, and communicate in social situations
Speech/Phonology: Articulation (pronunciation) Apraxia/Motor Speech Disorders: Coordination and motor control for speech and feeding
Social Communication: Ability to use language and social interaction skills appropriately
Cognitive Communication: Reasoning, problem solving, memory, and organization skills required to communicate effectively
Augmentative Communication: Low and high tech devices to communicate when verbal means is ineffective
Fluency: To improve stuttering
Feeding, Eating and Swallowing: Safety and range of food flavours, textures and consistencies
Voice: To improve vocal quality (e.g. reduce hoarseness)