The Speech & OT Centre
Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice.
The concept of “growth mindset” comes from the work of psychologist Carol Dweck, and her research on the power of our beliefs – especially those about ourselves.
Provide experiences that will foster language growth, building them around things the child likes and looks forward to, incorporating turn-taking, repetition and predictability.
Children who are bilingual, in general, are under referred to Speech Pathologists due to general opinion that they lag behind their monolingual peers in their acquisition of English.
So you are about to bring your child to see a speech pathologist. Maybe it’s your first time seeing a speech pathologist and you don’t know what to expect. Don’t worry!
Stuttering is a relatively common speech disorder involving interruptions to the normal flow and clarity of speech. Typically, stuttering presents in children under the age of six but can also develop in adolescents and adults.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can include challenges interacting with others and repetitive or restrictive behaviour.