What Is A Speech Pathologist?

Speech Pathology also known as language or speech therapy, targets problems affecting communication, the voice, and swallowing. It also looks at problems with the facial muscles.

Speech Pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice.

They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language.

Our mobile Speech Pathologist can specifically assist your communication in a relevant context.  We can also address the dietary issues caused by your swallowing difficulty. Part of our Speech Therapy program may also involve the prescription of aids and equipment.

Confidence To Communicate

While speech therapy is not limited to children only, it is especially beneficial when kids begin early in life. In one study, 70 percent of preschool kids with language issues who went through speech therapy showed improvement in language skills.

Speech therapy can help kids learn to speak more clearly. This helps them feel more confident and less frustrated about speaking to others. Kids who have language issues can benefit socially, emotionally and academically from speech therapy.

For kids with reading issues such as dyslexia, speech therapy can help them hear and distinguish specific sounds in words: the word bat breaks down into ba, and t sounds. This can improve reading comprehension skills and encourage kids to read and overall improve their learning and school interaction. 

Billing

  • Assessment Consult (1hr session) – $183
  • Therapy Session (45 min per session) – $129
  • Therapy Session (30 min per session) – $87
  • Assessment Report – $100

Our Speech Therapist

Grace - Speech Pathologist

Grace Harris

Speech Pathologist
(CPSP)

Grace’s expertise includes adult neurological conditions,
paediatric speech therapy and is also experienced in educating and monitoring infant feeding.

speech pathologist with young patient

"Speech therapist make a difference,
one word at time."

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