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What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and Language therapy at Lansdowne Children's Centre focuses on helping infants and children develop their communication skills. Communication includes speech sound production, understanding and producing language and using language to interact with others.

Areas we work on in speech and language therapy:

  • Understanding words and sentences

  • Using words and putting words together

  • Using language to interact with others

  • Making speech sounds

  • Stuttering 

  • Feeding and swallowing concerns

What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) provide assessment and treatment for infants and children with communication delays or disorders, or feeding and swallowing concerns.

What is a Communicative Disorders Assistant?

A Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) provides speech and language intervention under the supervision of a SLP.

Who is eligible for Speech and Language Therapy?
Lansdowne Children's Centre is the lead agency for the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Preschool Speech and Language Program. Lansdowne speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide speech and language intervention to children residing in Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties, and Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations. Services are provided at Lansdowne sites in Brantford (Brant County), Simcoe (Norfolk County), Dunnville and Caledonia (Haldimand County).


Children are eligible for Preschool Speech and Language services from birth to senior kindergarten (SK) entry, with limited services provided to junior-kindergarten (JK) aged children


Download and print this free poster for your home, office or waiting room, illustrating important milestones in your child's early years development


We can help you with your questions and to find services. Call 519.753.3153 ext 507.

PDF documents can be downloaded and shared, viewed electronically or printed.

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What can I expect?
Once a referral to Speech and Language Therapy has been completed your child will be placed on an Assessment Waitlist. Our team will contact you to book your appointment when your turn comes. 

At assessment, you and your child will meet with a a speech-language pathologist (SLP) who will carry out an evaluation to determine your child’s abilities and needs in communication and/or feeding. The SLP will review findings with you, and together you will determine the best plan of intervention for your child following our care pathways.

Your child's personalized plan may include:

  • In-person and/or virtual appointments

  • Individual or group therapy with a SLP or CDA

  • Parent and caregiver training

  • Monitoring and consultation

  • Home programs

For further information about Speech and Language Therapy at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact our Intake Team at 519-753-3153 ext. 507 or complete the online referral form​.

Happy Baby
Early Intervention Is Important

We have developed a

0 - 36 months

Speech and Language Development Parent Checklist

to help parents monitor their child’s communication development.

PDF documents can be downloaded and shared, viewed electronically or printed.

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns.


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