Speech and Language Therapy

What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Children with speech and language challenges require specialized support to meet their communication and development needs. Many of us take our ability to communicate for granted, but the ability to speak, hear and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. Our Speech-Language Pathologists provide clinical speech and language services to children who needs support in speech, language and cognitive-communication. We offer assessment to our clients in order to identify communication goals, develop recommendations and provide treatment in a wide range of fun, innovative, and evidence-based therapy techniques.

 

Empowering Steps SLP

We offer SLP-Integrated BI or MT sessions as part of the Empowering Steps program. These are based on the same Motor Scale and Child Development Scale as the regular Empowering Steps BI and MT programs, but with additional input from our Speech and Language Pathologists. Integrated programs are delivered by Empowering Steps therapy staff, but sessions will incorporate specific communucation goals, and clients will have weekly check-ins with the SLP. This program is recommended for children and youth seeking to address speech and language goals in sessions.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists also offer 1:1 service to children in the following areas:

  • Screening
  • Speech and Language Assessment
  • Speech Therapy
  • Language Therapy
  • Fluency Therapy
  • Social Communication Therapy
  • Social Groups
  • Literacy (Phonemic Awareness)

 

Meet your SLPs

Suzy Spence

Suzy Spence has many years of experience working in a private pediatric clinic as well as within the school system. She brings an enthusiastic, fun and creative approach to each and every therapy session and is very excited to work in our inclusive gym environment. She believes in using a family-centered approach to work with the child and their family to develop meaningful and functional goals. Suzy believes that the relationship and rapport with each child and their families is a key component to meaningful and effective therapy. Suzy is passionate about helping children of all abilities reach their potential through a fun, interactive, and engaging play setting.

Tiffany Tsang (she/her)

Tiffany

Tiffany is completing her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from University of British Columbia, and she is passionate about communication, accessibility, and inclusivity. Tiffany has experience working with preschool and school-aged children with varying degrees of communication needs, including articulation, fluency, receptive and expressive language disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), autism spectrum disorder, and social-pragmatic communication.

Tiffany believes that therapy should be centered around the family and around the relationships that the client has in their life. She believes this is fundamental to delivering meaningful and functional therapy. Tiffany brings positivity, teamwork, and creativity to all learning environments making each individual feel as though they have an advocate on their side. She enjoys providing parent education and collaborating to make sure the learning process is adaptive and unique to each child.

Locations

Speech and Language Pathology is available at our Coquitlam Location.

If you are interested in SLP services, please email info@symingtonfoundation.ca

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