Speech-Language Pathology

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Speech-Language Pathology

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Kinark Autism Services offers Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) assessment and treatment sessions for children and youth.  

Our SLP services focus on the assessment and treatment of a broad range of speech, language, and communication impairments. These sessions support a child’s ability to communicate more effectively and participate in daily activities.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist will collaborate with each child and family to identify goals and develop an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan through:   

  • Direct intervention with the child/youth to develop skills related to the identified goals 
  • Providing adaptations to tasks with equipment/technology recommendations if appropriate 
  • Consultation and caregiver coaching to help them support their child at home 

Common assessment areas and goals may include, but are not limited to:

  • Language comprehension (understanding) 
  • Language expression (use) 
  • Pre-linguistic communication  
  • Speech sound production  
  • Social communication skills  
  • Alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) 
  • Stuttering  
  • Play skills 

How does an assessment help? 

Assessments identify if a client is having difficulty in a specific area and how their difficulty is impacting their daily lives. Information gathered from assessments is then used to inform treatment. Assessment-informed treatment goals are developed with the objective of helping children successfully engage in communication, feeding or play skills.  

Common treatment approaches of SLP include, but are not limited to: 

  • Enabling the development of individual skills (through individual, group, and parent-mediated therapy). 
  • Adapting tasks, and/or modifying the environment. 
  • Recommendations, prescribing and training on augmentative and alternative communication devices.   

Service delivery: Sessions are provided in-person within a clinic setting out of our Markham office in York Region.   

Appointment dates and times vary. Our team is available:

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs from 9 am to 5 pm (last appointment booking at 4 p.m.)  
  • Wed from 11 am to 7 pm (last appointment booking at 6 p.m.)  
  • Fri 9 am to 12 p.m. (last appointment booking at 11 a.m.) 

Cost: The cost for a Communication Assessment with a Speech-Language Pathologist is $295.00 for a 1-hour appointment and a summary report.

Following the assessment, one-hour treatment sessions will cost $190. Our services are eligible for purchase through an Ontario Autism Program (OAP) core clinical services funding and some private insurance providers.

If you would like more information about our SLP services, please contact our team at autisminfo@kinark.on.ca. Alternatively, you can complete our service consultation form by clicking the button below. 

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