Expert Speech Therapy Care
In the Comfort of Your Home
Head Office: 7404 King George Blvd. Suite 200
Surrey, British Columbia, V3W 1N6
tel.: 604 210 6622
Nexus Therapy offers in home treatment for children and adults with speech delays and articulation difficulties in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New West Minster, Langley and Richmond, B.C..
Speech, articulation and phonological delays and difficulties are characterized by unclear or imprecise speech resulting from the improper use or placement of the tongue, lips, vocal cords, velum or jaw. A speech delay can lead to difficulties in being understood by others, resulting in frustration and embarrassment for both the speaker and listener.
Some parents think their child will overcome their speech difficulties in time and wait for too long before seeking the assistance of a registered speech therapist. It is recommended that parents contact a registered Speech Language Pathologist when they are concerned about their child's speech clarity and vocabulary development to ensure their child is able to communicate as would be expected at their age and to prevent the existing delay from widening over time.
In some cases speech / articulation difficulties and substitution errors are developmental in nature and may improve on their own over the course of time. By the age of 4, however, it is expected that a child should be understandable to an unfamiliar adult. A proper speech assessment conducted by an experienced speech therapist will provide parents with valuable information concerning the nature of their child's speech problem, whether treatment is warranted and the type of treatment that is recommended to see best results.
A frequent question asked by parents is: "how long will it take to work"? The answer to this question is complex and depends on a variety of factors including: the severity of the delay, disorder or impairment, the child's rate and speed of learning, the stimulability of the error sound(s), the intensity and frequency of parent support and home work practice, the child's level of cooperation, attention level and motivation, and possible contributing medical factor's such as an underlying diagnosis, developmental delay or disorder, or chromosomal disorder.
To see optimal results, our therapists try to make therapy fun, engaging, educational and motivating for children. Home work and parent training is also seen as a vital component of successful therapy.
Contacting a speech therapist is advised when any of the following speech or oro-myofacial difficulties are noted:
Impairments in the above areas may be related to neurological impairment such as autism, cerebral palsy or Down's Syndrome. Children with typical neurological development may also experience difficulty in these areas as well.
Feel free to contact Speech Therapists of Vancouver is you have any concerns regarding your child's speech clarity. Our traveling speech language pathologists provide assessment and therapy services in the comfort of your child's home, school or daycare in Vancouver and surrounding regions including: North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Nanaimo and Coquitlam.
For more information on how we can help, please contact us at 604 210 6622 or email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org