Services for Adults
Persons with Parkinson's disease may experience changes in their speech clarity, voice, word finding, comprehension, and speech fluency (stuttering). Learn more.
Also see: Aphasia
Services are provided for those with functional voice disorders (e.g., muscle tension dysphonia), neurogenic voice disorders (e.g., post stroke), and those seeking a more gender-congruent voice. Learn more.
Treatment is provided for adults who have stuttered since childhood or who have acquired a stutter in adulthood. Learn more.
Persistent Speech Delays/Disorders
Sometimes adults have speech delays and disorders (e.g., lisps) that have persisted since childhood. Our clinicians can work with you to achieve your goals for clearer speech.
Services are offered for adults with developmental or acquired reading deficits.
Traumatic Brain Injury
After a traumatic brain injury, difficulties with communication are common and may affect speech/pronunciation, word finding, sentence formulation, cognitive-communication (e.g., verbal reasoning, planning), and social communication (e.g., conversation skills, reading nonverbal signals). Learn more.
Persons with dementia commonly experience linguistic changes in their abilities to retrieve words, participate in conversation, read, write, and understand the speech of others. These changes can contribute substantially to decreased quality of life, impact relationships with friends and family, and contribute to responsive behaviours. Interventions are available for persons at all stages of dementia. Learn more.
Also see: Primary Progressive Aphasia
What is the nature of the communication disorder? What is its impact on daily life? What strengths can be built on? Would there be a benefit to treatment?
The purpose of assessment is to diagnose communication disorders, evaluate communication strengths and impairment, identify activity limitations and participation restrictions, and to inform treatment planning and recommendations.
I want to get professional support to help me regain or improve my communication.
Treatment is available for adults in the areas of speech, language, reading, writing, cognitive-communication, voice, and stuttering. All treatment plans are individualized to the needs and preferences of each client and incorporate evidence-informed procedures and programs. Treatment plans incorporate both impairment-based goals (e.g., being able to say "coffee") and functional/real-life goals (e.g., ordering a coffee at Robin's).
Continuing Care Speech Therapy Bursary Program
Our Bursary Program was developed to increase access to intervention for persons residing in continuing care facilities who would otherwise not be able to access communication health care services due to mobility and financial constraints. Learn more.