Language refers to the types of words we use, how we put these together to make sentences, how we tell stories or share personal experiences and how we use our language to communicate. Receptive language involves our understanding of vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, story structure and the social norms for using language to communicate. Expressive language difficulties can include having problems expressing our thoughts or ideas, and having difficulties finding the right words. We provide high-quality and effective language treatment for children with language difficulties or disorders.
Literacy intervention includes improving phonological awareness, strengthening phonics and decoding skills, building fluency in reading, improving reading comprehension, teaching spelling skills and narrative writing. Early struggling readers benefit from an explicit, systematic, hierarchical and multi-sensory approach to decoding written language. Lively Letters is an effective and evidence-based program that is used for younger students to build foundational skills. Highly individualized treatment using an Orton-Gillingham or Structured Literacy approach is used for students with dyslexia.
Research shows that early identification and treatment of speech and language difficulties at the youngest age can make a positive impact on their communication development.
Intervention focuses on providing parents with the tools and strategies to stimulate their child's language in everyday routines and activities at home.
Parent training programs offered include "It Takes Two to Talk - The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Language Delays" and "More Than Words - The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties".