Taking Control of Your Speech and Language Disorder
”Communication works for those who work at it.”
– John Powell
Perhaps you’ve lived with an annoying stutter or a mild lisp your entire life. It’s always been there and you’ve resigned yourself to the thought that it may always be. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The first step in taking control of your disorder is reaching out to a professional for help.
Speech-Language Pathologists are highly trained professionals who work with people of all ages to assess and treat a wide variety of speech and language disorders. Trained in such areas as fluency, reading and writing, articulation and language, cognitive-communication, and voice disorders, Speech-Language Pathologists work in a variety of settings, to help children and adults regain or develop successful communication skills.
Following an assessment, a Speech-Language Pathologist will devise an intervention plan for you that may include one-on-one sessions or group sessions, to learn new skills and strategies. Often home programming is a part of this process to assist in incorporating those skills and strategies into your day-to-day life.
It’s important to make the effort to practice. Learning new abilities or reclaiming old ones is a process that won’t happen overnight, but as you are diligent to use the techniques you’ve learned in each therapy session, improvement will come.
At S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks, the team of Speech-Language Pathologists are friendly, caring and highly skilled people who work to help clients overcome a wide range of speech and language disorders. Assessments are completed to gain an accurate representation of the individual’s communication skills using formal diagnostic tools or through informal measures. Every intervention session is different, based on the unique needs of the individual.
The offices of S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks are located at 5195 Harvester Rd. Unit 4B. They can be reached by telephone at 905-637-5522 or online at www.slhunter.ca.