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Speech And Language Therapy

What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) provide assessment and treatment for children with communication delays or disorders. Communication includes speech, sound production, understanding and producing language and using language to interact with others. Treatment includes teaching language development and sound production development strategies to the family and caregivers.

Who is eligible for Speech and Language Therapy?

Lansdowne Children's Centre is the lead agency for the Brant Preschool Speech and Language “Talking Tots” Program.  Lansdowne therapists provide speech and language intervention to children residing in Brantford and Brant County. Children are eligible for Preschool Speech and Language “Talking Tots” services from birth to junior kindergarten completion.

Children living in Brantford and Brant County, not attending publicly funded schools may be eligible to continue to receive Outpatient Speech and Language Therapy Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre through to their 19th birthday.

What can I expect?

Once a referral to Speech and Language Therapy has been completed a child will be placed on an Assessment Waitlist.  Once a time for assessment can be arranged you will be contacted with the date/time. You and your child will meet with a SLP where general information sharing and informal and standardized testing of skills will occur to determine your child’s abilities and needs in areas relevant to speech and language. The SLP will review findings and together you will determine the best plan of intervention for your child.

For more information, please visit the Talking Tots website.

For further information about Speech and Language Therapy at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact:

Preschool Speech and Language Intake
519-753-7453, 1-800-454-7186


519-753-3153/3154 ext. 249