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Speech Therapy


The John McGivney Children's Centre's (JMCC) Speech Language Pathology Program consists of speech pathologists, communication disorder assistants and clerks who support the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment and the rehabilitation of speech, language and swallowing/feeding disorders. 


  • Assessment: Evaluating clients in areas of feeding, swallowing, understanding of language and expressive use of language
  • Treatment: Addressing functional performances in feeding, speech, language, fluency and voice
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Parent-training programs
  • Educational workshops
Depending on need, therapy services are offered in the Centre, in the community or in the home. 


Children and youth under the age of 19 and young people between the ages of 19 and 21 who remain in school and reside in Essex County are eligible for Speech and Language Services. 

Speech disorders include difficulty with production of speech sounds, stuttering (or fluency) and voice/resonance disorders.

Language disorders can affect the ability to understand others and/or express thoughts, ideas and feelings at a level consistent with developmental expectations.

Completion of the referral form is required to access this service. Health professionals, families and clients can submit a referral. 

Referral Form:
JMCC Referral Form

Speech-Language Pathologist Referral Form

Formulaire de Recommandation Orthophoniste

Speech and Language Associations:
The Ontario Association of Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists 

The Hanen Centre Videos:
A few words about First Words
This video series from Hanen includes short, narrated videos that are designed to heighten awareness for parents on the importance of their role in children's early language learning.

Windsor Public Library Digital Resources: Free, digital resources 
E-Resources - Windsor Public Library: Listed resources can be downloaded as an app and you create an account with your library card information for free access.

Windsor Public Library Digital Handout: Includes WPL most popular links 

Communication Activities:
First Words: Strategies to Help Communication Grow: video clips for families

Web resources and handouts for families 

Hear On Videos: These learning videos were created for families of children identified with permanent hearing loss.