Speech & Language Therapy
What is Speech and Language Therapy?
Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) provide assessment and treatment for children with communication delays or disorders. Communication includes speech, sound production, understanding and producing language and using language to interact with others. Treatment includes teaching language development and sound production development strategies to the family and caregivers.
Who is eligible for Speech and Language Therapy?
Lansdowne Children's Centre is the lead agency for the Brant Preschool Speech and Language “Talking Tots” Program. In conjunction with the Brant Community Healthcare System - Brantford General Site and the Brant Community Care Access Centre, Lansdowne therapists provide speech and language intervention to children residing in Brantford and Brant County. Children are eligible for Preschool Speech and Language “Talking Tots” services from birth up to the age of senior kindergarten entry.
Children living in Brantford and Brant County, not attending publicly funded schools may be eligible to continue to receive Outpatient Speech and Language Therapy Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre through to their 19th birthday.
What can I expect?
Once a referral to Speech and Language Therapy has been completed a child will be placed on an Assessment Waitlist. You will be contacted by Preschool Speech and Language Intake at Lansdowne Children's Centre advising you of the approximate waitlist time. Once a time for assessment can be arranged you will be contacted with the date/time. You and your child will meet at Lansdowne with a SLP where general information sharing and informal and standardized testing of skills will occur to determine your child’s abilities and needs in areas relevant to speech and language. Once the assessment is completed the SLP will meet with you and your child to review findings and determine the best plan of intervention for your child.
For further information about Speech and Language Therapy at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact:Preschool Speech and Language Intake 519-753-7453, 1-800-454-7186
519-753-3153/3154 ext. 249