Opening Doors For

Children Through

Speech Therapy

Speech-Language Pathology Services in the

Greater Toronto Area

Communication and expressing your needs are critical to establishing long-lasting relationships, but children with exceptionalities often struggle with these skills.

Addressing concerns early supports a child’s emotional, social, academic, and personal growth to prepare them for a fulfilling and independent future.

At AIM, our speech-language pathology services include the prevention, assessment, and intervention of speech, language, social communication, voice, fluency, and swallowing disorders.

Early intervention is known to be crucial for children with communicative difficulties. Although some children may grow out of language delays, many children, especially those with autism, will not progress as quickly, or at all, without intervention.

Experienced Speech Therapists

AIM’s entire team is dedicated to advocating for your child and ensuring they have the means to communicate their hopes, goals, dreams, and needs.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist and Communicative Disorders Assistant have worked with a variety of individuals with unique needs. These include clients with autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, neurofibromatosis, seizure disorder, asymmetrical crying facies, and more.

With this experience in hand, your child’s speech therapists will take the appropriate approach, steps, and methods to give your child the best possible opportunities to express themselves.

Speech Therapy Assessment

If you have concerns about your child’s speech, language, social communication, voice, fluency, or swallowing, AIM’s speech-language pathologist can assess whether intervention is necessary.

Assessments involve parent reports, observation, interaction, play, and occasionally formal assessment administration if appropriate.

Depending on your child’s needs, recommended intervention may vary in frequency (1-2 times per week), duration (30-60 minutes), or administration (parent training vs. direct training).

Rather than the ‘wait and see’ method, we recommend early intervention to prevent any further difficulty, address concerns, and set a child up for success in the future.

Speech Therapy Assessment

If you have concerns about your child’s speech, language, social communication, voice, fluency, or swallowing, AIM’s speech-language pathologist can assess whether intervention is necessary.

Assessments involve parent reports, observation, interaction, play, and occasionally formal assessment administration if appropriate.

Depending on your child’s needs, recommended intervention may vary in frequency (1-2 times per week), duration (30-60 minutes), or administration (parent training vs. direct training).

Rather than the ‘wait and see’ method, we recommend early intervention to prevent any further difficulty, address concerns, and set a child up for success in the future.

How AIM’s Speech Therapy Services Help

Speech-language pathology intervention in children addresses a variety of challenges including:

Speech sound disorders and delays

Childhood apraxia of speech and other motor speech disorders

Receptive and expressive language

Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)

Reading and writing

Social communication

Emotional regulation

Feeding

Swallowing

Cleft lip and palate

Stuttering and cluttering

Vocal health

From Alternative and Augmentative Communication, sign, gesture, or a combination of communication strategies, our team is passionate about developing a care plan specific to your child and their needs.

Given the nature of autism, many children continue to benefit from long-term speech therapy services.

This continued therapy provides a wonderful opportunity for our therapists and your child to build a meaningful relationship based on trust, mutual respect, and fun. We’ve found that this relationship inspires impactful changes, growth, and progress for children.

AIM provides professional speech-language pathology services for children with autism in the York Region and Greater Toronto Area. Most extended health care plans cover speech-language pathology services. Please check your individual plan coverage for details.

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