FAQs

This section answers frequently asked questions about SL Hunter Speechworks therapy options, clinic sessions, referrals and conditions. For all other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic for further information at 905-637-5522 or 1-877-887-5522. 

Most Popular FAQs

No. But most extended health benefits plans include coverage for SLP services. It’s important to know, though, that we do not bill your EHB provider directly.

As long as there is not a qualified SLP in your area and as long as it’s in your best interest to receive treatment this way, it’s possible. We would need your written consent to do so.

Yes, we are open in the evenings and sometimes on the weekends depending on clinician availability and client demand.

No, we don’t. Mastercard charges more fees to finance the extensive points they offer to clients. What most folks don’t know is that small businesses like ours are paying for those points. We do accept Visa, debit, cash, cheques and e-transfers.

Yes, we provide assessment & amp treatment for all ages!

We would need to conduct an assessment to determine her needs – treatment goals, approaches and the amount of treatment required are different for everyone - success rates improve when a client is highly motivated.

We have a state of the art voice lab to assist with voice-related changes and experienced clinicians to assist with the other aspects of communication that may be relevant to your transition. We offer both individual and group treatment.

Non-verbal communication, including facial expression, is very important in relaying messages tocommunication partners. A lack of facial expression may send the wrong message to the listener or may confuse communication partners. Having this assessed by a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist would provide you with feedback and a possible plan of treatment.

Yes! The Aphasia Gym is a wonderful program that we are currently offering at a local long-term care facility. It is a very meaningful communication group for people who know more than they can say. As long as enough residents join the group, we can run it. And we by all means, encourage program coordinators to bring in residents from other facilities to expand their group or individuals can join the program run at an alternate facility. If your father’s needs are better suited to individual treatment, we can certainly provide that at his residence as well. To keep the travel and mileage costs down for clients, we do our best to group other clients’ appointments in the same region.

We can certainly conduct an assessment to determine whether your husband is ready to start eating and drinking again and to assist him in working towards his intake goals; more time may be required.

Yes! We have individual and group therapy approaches for dealing with issues related to stroke.

We have 3 qualified Communication Intermediaries who can assist. Our Speech-Language Pathologist can assess your son to determine what his communication needs are and then provideassistance to him as he navigates the entire court system - from interviews with police to testifying in a court of law, capacity assessments, etc.

Our hourly rate is $140 and our 45 min session fee is $120. The 45-minute session still requires the same amount of time to prepare for the session as well as to complete the clinical note which is why the cost is not ¾ of the cost of a one-hour session.

Yes! There is a fee for travel and mileage as this time would otherwise be used for in-clinic sessions. We are very mindful of sharing travel costs wherever possible – so if there is more than one client in your area, we try to schedule both clients on the same day to share the travel costs.

Children develop feeding and speaking skills at different rates. That being said, it is never too early to have things checked out if you have concerns. An assessment would allow us to provide reassurance that your child is on track with their development, or if they are not, to talk about how we can help them get back on track (e.g. monitoring, consultation, direct treatment). Early intervention will ensure the best overall outcome for your child.

Our clinic does not provide the baseline testing, but we provide a wide range of individualized treatment options for people with post-concussion difficulties.

Yes! Social communication plays a big role in the service we provide.

Yes! We can provide a progress report either in verbal or written form to your son’s school.

We offer individual and group sessions focusing on language and communication building as well as social skills development. Sessions are for all ages - young children right up to adults. We also offer summer and March Break camps that target specific goals in a group format.

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