We have extensive experience working with students in Aboriginal and First Nation communities. Our unique service delivery model and appreciation for culture has helped many students reach success in their speech-language-literacy needs.
Our team of speech-language professionals are able to provide therapy for many speech-language-literacy needs, including:
- Receptive Language (how we understand language)
- Express Language (talking)
- Early Literacy
- Phonological Awareness
- Reading and Writing
- Social Language Needs
- Fluency (Stuttering)
- Communication Systems for Non-Verbal Students (Development and Training)
- Parents, Teacher, Educational Assistant Training
Children who have difficulties with language and phonological development (how sounds are stored in memory and said) are at higher risk for difficulties with literacy development. Importantly, early literacy skills form the basis for later reading and writing skills. At ASC, we advocate for early identification and treatment to lessen the difficulties students experience in later development.
We support a community and client-centered approach involving functional and culturally appropriate goals that build skills in both English and the child’s Native Language.
We work closely with the child’s family, teachers, school personnel and health care providers to provide the best treatment possible.
A combination of visits to schools and nursing stations as well as weekly speech-language therapy sessions delivered via our Online/Telepractice has created an outstanding service delivery model for many communities who may not receive speech-language-literacy services otherwise.
Please note: our team of therapists have experience traveling to remote areas to conduct face-to-face assessments and providing follow-up services via Online/Telepractice.