Speech Therapy in Langley

Does your child need speech therapy services?

At Crossroads Collective in Langley, Our Speech Therapy services can be carried out online via video conferencing or in our clinic, depending on each client’s needs. This may also vary depending on the child’s age and communication abilities. Our speech-language pathologist’s role is to provide play-based therapy using objects, pictures, and books to help stimulate speech and language development.

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Speech Therapy Can Help!

Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication delays and disorders.  Speech-Language Pathologists work with clients to improve their communication skills and provide strategies and techniques to generalize these skills at home.  We also integrate and communicate with teachers, parents, and other healthcare professionals where needed.

our Who Are Our Speech Pathologists?

Speech-language pathologists, also called SLPs, are experts in communication. They work with people ranging from 6 to 18 years of age and treat many types of communication difficulties/ disorders. These include:

Speech sounds

Speech sounds is how we put sounds and say sounds to put words together. Other words for these problems are articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech (a motor planning disorder that makes it difficult to sequence the movements needed for speech), or dysarthria (weakness of the muscles used for speech).

Language

Language is how well we understand what we hear or read and how we use words to tell others what we are thinking and feeling. Some adults also have difficulty with language, which is often the result of a stroke, in which case they may have a disorder called aphasia.

Literacy

This is regarding how well we read and write. It is possible that if you have a speech or language disorder, you might also have some issues with spelling, writing or even reading. 

Social communication

Social communication is about how well we follow social rules. This includes waiting for your turns, how to adapt your speech level in different situations, or how close you should be when talking to someone. This is also known as pragmatics.

Voice

This is about how our voices sound. We may lose our voice often, have a voice that sounds hoarse, talk loudly without meaning to or simply talking from our noses. This also includes being unable to make sounds.

Fluency

This is also referred to as stuttering. It is how well our speech flows in a conversation. When stuttering, a person may uncontrollably repeat sounds. For example, use “um” or “uh,”, stutter by saying words like t-t-t-table or simply use as lot of pause when we are talking. A lot of young kids will go through a stuttering phase, but most will outgrow it. If you need help, you can ask us about our speech therapy services.

Cognitive-Communication

This is how well our minds work with memory, problem solving, organization, attention and more. There is so much that speech therapy can do for this!

Feeding and swallowing

A swallowing disorder can possibly lead to disorders related to poor nutrition, weight loss, and more. This is also known as dysphagia.

What is Speech Therapy?

More than you think!

When you think of speech therapy, you most likely think of someone who can only help you if you have a lisp or a stuttering problem. It is much more than that! 

Speech Therapy can also help with:

  • Speech disorders & delays: This includes articulation, phonology and any motor speech delay or disorder. It also includes any comprehension or any expression of language in oral and non-verbal contexts.
  • Fluency disorders: This includes any stutters or language cluttering.
  • Cognitive-communicative disorders: This includes social communication skills, reasoning, problem-solving and executive functions.
  • Pre-literacy and literacy skills: This includes decoding, phonological awareness, reading and writing.
  • Swallowing and feeding disorders: We can work on this disorder for adults, children and infants.
  • Swallowing or Communication disorders related to other issues. For example, hearing impairments, traumatic brain injury, dementia, developmental, intellectual or genetic disorders and neurological impairments.
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): AAC means other ways that someone can communicate without talking. All ages can use AAC if they have trouble with speech or language skills. Augmentative means to add to someone’s speech. Alternative means that it is used instead of speech. There are many different types of AAC. These include low tech such as gestures, facial expressions, writing, etc. There are also High-tech options including using an iPad with an app to communicate or a speech -generating device.

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Why Choose Crossroads Collective

At Crossroads Collective, we have a knowledgeable Speech Language Pathologist who can support you with your speech. Our Speech Language Pathologist is passionate about working with the school age population and has over 15 years’ experience. We are ready to meet with you today so give us a call!

Speech Language Services

Crossroads Collective offers a sliding scale discounted rate on Speech Language services for those families where finances are a hindrance. We welcome the opportunity to discuss a payment arrangement that works for our clients. We also offer direct billing to Autism funding, CKNW Children’s Charity, Variety Club and other private benefactor grants. Ask us about our speech therapy Langley.

 

We are here to support you along your journey.

If you have any questions about speech therapy or if you want to learn more about our services, feel free to contact Crossroads Collective in Langley. We are now accepting both virtual appointments as well as in-person appointments. Click below and schedule your first visit today!

Speech Therapists In Kelowna

Lisa Moore - Counsellor

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Ainslie Conti

Speech Therapist

Languages: English

It is my passion to work with children and support them to become confident and successful communicators. I recognize the importance of working closely with families to provide the best possible treatment outcomes. My approach to therapy is supporting children where they are and building upon their skills. I graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. I have worked in public schools for over 14 years.

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I have diverse experience working with children with a variety of speech and language disorders, including childhood apraxia of speech, stuttering, autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. I enjoy supporting children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and have experience with Go Talk Now, TouchChat, Proloquo2go, LAMP, and Snap plus Core First. I strive to build on the strengths of the child in a fun and positive environment, leading to improved communication and social connections with others.

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