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Speech Therapy

WHO WE ARE

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. 

WHAT WE DO

  • 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. 

ELIGIBILITY & REFERRALS

Children and youth under the age of 18 and young people between the ages of 18 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. 

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

Referral Form:
JMCC Referral Form

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 their child’s early language learning.

 
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