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Assessing strengths and areas of need is an important first step. It doesn't matter where we're starting from, everyone has skills to grow. We can use the skills we find in assessment to build stronger and more advanced skills in therapy, and you can learn how to keep up with our progress at home every day.


Take a look around

Finding the right therapist for you is important. Browse websites* for more information. Reach out with an e-mail or phone call and ask any questions. Your therapist is your choice.

*You can always Find a Practitioner through the Ontario Association Speech-Langugae Pathologists and Audiologists


Ready, Set...

When you book an appointment with Language Matters, you'll get some forms to fill out either in advance or at the appointment (copies can be provided). It's also helpful to have a list of questions and concerns, so you don't have to think on the spot.



Appointments take about 1 to 1.5 hours.* 

1) Questions, concerns, and background history.

2) Formal (standardized tests) and/or informal (games, activities, observations) assessment.

3) Verbal feedback on general impression of skills. Therapy may be recommended.

*Parents are welcome to stay for the entire assessment. Articulation and emerging language are shorter appointments, general language and literacy are longer.


And keep going

Your therapist will give you tips on how to continue (or enhance) supporting communication skills, whether you are recommended for therapy or not. The Language Matters website has resources to help as well. Language does matter, and development of these skills is an ongoing process. So keep going.

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