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Speech Therapy

1to1’s Speech Language Therapists assess and treat communication and swallowing disorders for infants, children, adults and seniors.

The Speech Language Therapist completes a comprehensive assessment for speech, language, swallowing and feeding disorders. Therapy is offered for speech issues (speech sound disorders, fluency, voice), oral motor skills, language, communication, social interaction, cognitive communication (memory, organizational skills, problem solving) and dysphagia (feeding and swallowing disorders). Speech Language Therapists also program and teach the use of augmentative communication devices.

Where can I get help from a 1to1 Speech Therapist?

1to1 Therapy Speech Therapists are available throughout the Greater Toronto Area, York Region and Peel Region. No referral is needed and visits can take place either at our clinic, in home or in a variety of community settings.

Who are 1to1’s Speech Therapists?

1to1 has a strong background in speech therapy starting with Stephanie Hayes, the company founder and CEO, an industry-renowned Speech Language Pathologist with more than 40 years’ experience.

1to1’s therapists are well trained and experienced in a wide variety of skills. Our team of speech therapists are capable of providing support in 21 languages in order to meet the diverse needs of our clients. 1to1 Speech Language Pathologists are registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and members of the Ontario Speech-Language Association (OSLA).

What services are offered?

The Speech Language Pathology program offers comprehensive assessment, treatment and consultation in an interdisciplinary environment. Collaboration with other disciplines is available as needed. Treatment location, time and goals are individualized to meet the needs of the client and family.

Speech Language Pathology is an evolving field and our therapists are always seeking new credentials, experience and training to be able to provide therapy of the highest caliber. Some of their certification and experience include:

Children’s Services:

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Augmentative Communication Devices (Proloquo2Go, LAMP, PECS)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Down Syndrome
  • ESDM (Early Start Denver Model) – Early Intervention for children diagnosed with or suspected of having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Fluency Therapy for stuttering
  • Hanen – More Than Words, It Takes Two to Talk and Talkability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lidcombe Program – for children who stutter
  • Neurodevelopmental Delays
  • PECS (- Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • PROMPT (PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) – for motor speech disorders
  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding
  • Social Skills Training including Social Thinking®
  • Speech Sound Disorders
  • Voice Therapy

Adult Services:

  • ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
  • Accent Modification or Accent Reduction
  • Aphasia – acquired language disorder
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Augmentative Communication Devices
  • Cognitive Communication
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Fluency Therapy
  • LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) – treatment for Parkinson Disease and other neurological conditions
  • Public Speaking
  • Voice Therapy

What is a Speech Language Therapist?

  • A professional with a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. They are trained in typical speech, language and swallowing development and speech, language and feeding/swallowing delays and disorders.
  • Trained to complete standardized and informal speech, language and swallowing assessments.
  • Trained to develop and deliver evidence-based intervention plans through direct intervention and consultation with parents, professionals, classroom and resource teachers.

What is a Speech Language Associate (SLA)?

  • A professional with a university degree who has completed additional training as a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) from a specialized post-secondary course. SLAs are valuable members of the speech language team who are trained to carry out speech, language and communication therapy.
  • Supervised by Speech Language Pathologists in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act in Ontario.

Why is Speech Therapy Important?

  • Early intervention is optimal for the remediation of a speech or language delay
  • Children in elementary school will not “grow out” of a language, articulation or fluency disorder without intervention
  • By junior/senior kindergarten children’s speech should be understood by unfamiliar adults greater than 90% of the time
  • Literacy development relies on phonemic and phonological awareness, which is facilitated by sound awareness
  • Children are at risk of being teased and self-esteem issues which may affect social and academic participation
  • Assessment and treatment of swallowing and feeding disorders
  • Treatment following a stroke or brain injury to regain communication and swallowing function

What are the Advantages of Speech Therapy?

  • Remediation of a language, articulation, voice or fluency impairment, which can have a lifelong social, academic and vocational impact
  • Increased confidence, self-awareness and participation
  • Individualized treatment programs provided via direct instruction
  • Comprehensive speech and language assessments
  • Assessment reports that will reveal strengths and weaknesses in speech, language, reading, writing and social skills
  • Consultation with family members and professionals
  • Speech and language goals incorporated into the curriculum
  • Development of expressive and receptive language and literacy skills
  • Assess concerns with couching or choking while eating
  • Decrease or eliminate pain while swallowing
  • Improve feeding and swallowing function

How much does Speech Therapy Cost?

Speech Language Pathology may be covered under your extended health insurance benefits, alternatively you may access therapy through funding. All of 1to1’s Speech Therapists are qualified and licensed.

  • Initial Assessment at our Centre in Markham including Summary Report and Intervention Plan: $185
  • Initial Assessment at home or in the community including Summary Report and Intervention Plan including travel costs: $200
  • Consultation/Treatment Session at our Centre in Markham: $130
  • Consultation/Treatment Session at home or in the community including travel costs: $150