Resources / Speech & Language

Introduction

VIDEO: York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program (YRPSLP)

Megan Rubenstein, Clinical Manager, introduces the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. She highlights the types of services provided by the program, and shares that that parents can refer their children without a doctor’s referral by calling 1-888-703- KIDS (5437).

VIDEO: Parent Engagement

Osy, a Speech-Language Pathologist, explains the important role of caregiver and parent-engagement in all of the intervention programs in the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. The partnership between the family and the clinical team is essential in helping the children in the program to reach their communication potential.

VIDEO: Who are CDA’s and SLP’s?

At the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, Communicative Disorders Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists work in collaboration to support you and your child. In this clip, Jena and Premila talk about who these professionals are and how they work together. To make a referral to this program, please call: 1-877-703-KIDS (5437).

Did you know Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists are Regulated?  Click here to view the CASLPO brochure (available in 8 languages).

Articulation

VIDEO: Speech Sound Delays and Disorders

Is your child’s speech difficult to understand? In this clip, Natalie will tell you about the different types of speech sound disorders and delays that may impact the clarity of a child’s speech. A Speech-Language Pathologist can assess the types of errors your child is making, and suggest an intervention plan to help! If you live in York Region and are concerned with the clarity of your preschooler’s speech, please call 1-888-703 KIDS (5437) to make a referral to the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program.

Autism

VIDEO: My Son’s Journey – Abby

In this video, Abby shares the road to her son’s diagnosis of Autism and the support she’s received from the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program.

Language

VIDEO: Expressive and Receptive Language

A communication assessment explores many areas of a child’s development. In this clip, Loan, Speech-Language Pathologist, will explain what is meant by ‘expressive’ and ‘receptive’ language skills.

Literacy

Multilingualism

VIDEO: Winston & Janet – Multilingual Home

Winston and Janet speak about how they have been able to use the strategies learned in therapy sessions to encourage both English, and Cantonese-learning in their home. Supporting the development of the home-language is important for many families, and to Child Development Programs!

For more information, please watch Gigi’s video, Growing Up Multilingual.

VIDEO: Growing up Multilingual

Many children are exposed to more than one language in their early years. Gigi, a Speech-Language Pathologist with the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, shares some insights and tips on how to support a child’s language development in a multilingual home.

Play/Social

VIDEO: Seema and Jamie – Play and Communication

Cars, peek-a-boo and tea sets! Kids love to play. In this clip, Seema and Jamie will tell you a little bit about why play has such an important role in our assessments and therapy programs. To learn more about play, please explore our e-learning program, ‘The Power of Play’; to make a referral to the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program, please call 1-877-703-KIDS (5437).

VIDEO: What is Social Communication?

Take a trip to the local coffee shop with Lanni, who will introduce you to the world of social communication. Whether we use pictures, signs, written, or spoken words, social communication is the constant in our interactions, and plays an important role in how we build relationships. If you live in York Region are concerned with your toddler or preschooler’s social communication, please call 1-888-703 KIDS (5437) to make a referral to the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program.

Stuttering

VIDEO: Does Your Preschooler Stutter? (Part 1 of 2)

Are you concerned that your child might be stuttering? In this introductory video, Marlene describes different types of stuttering behaviour and also talks about when it develops and when to seek help. This is part 1 of a 2-part series.

If you live in York Region and are concerned that your child is stuttering, please call 1-888-703-KIDS (5437) to make a referral.

The Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children

In Britain, stuttering is referred to as stammering. This excellent website has resources for parents, older children, teachers and clinicians.

The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania

The Stuttering Center of Western Pennsylvania has many excellent resources for parents and caregivers.

VIDEO: Does Your Preschooler Stutter? (Part 2 of 2)

Are you looking for ways to support your child who is stuttering? In this video, Marlene shares many practical tips and suggestions that you can use every day to help your child become more fluent. This is part 2 of a 2-part series.

If you live in York Region and are concerned that your child is stuttering, please call 1-888-703-KIDS (5437) to make a referral.

VIDEO: What causes Preschool Stuttering?

Join Marlene as she shares some information about the many factors behind ‘why’ your child might be stuttering.

If you live in York Region and are concerned that your child is stuttering, please call 1-888-703-KIDS (5437) to make a referral.

VIDEO – Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents

An excellent 30 minute video for parents, with examples of children stuttering, parent experiences and strategies from experts.

Please note: This video has some therapy options that are different from those offered by the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program. Nevertheless, the principles remain relevant to parents in York Region.

VIDEO – 7 Tips for Talking with the Child Who Stutters

In the video, a group of speech-language experts talk compassionately and directly to adults about how to promote easier talking as they interact with their preschool-age children. The professionals offer simple, easy-to-do tips that parents can begin to use immediately.

The video features some of the world’s leading hands-on therapists working with preschool children who stutter. They include Lisa A. Scott, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of The Florida State University’s School of Communication Science and Disorders; Ellen Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; speech-language consultants Frances Cook, MBE, MSc, MRCSLT (Hons), Cert CT (Oxford), Willie Botterill, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CT and Elaine Kelman, MSc, MRCSLT, Cert CBT from the Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children in London.

Voice

VIDEO – Becka’s Hoarse Voice

Did you know that kids don’t only get a hoarse voice from yelling?  Colds, allergies and asthma can also lead to a hoarse-sounding voice.  What does that sound like?  Have a listen to this little one: