The speech-language pathologist can also offer specialized therapy programs when appropriate, including Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT®), Lidcombe Program, Lively Letters™, Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing (DTTC), and Corrective Reading.
Ask the speech-language pathologist for receipts that you can submit to your private insurance company or that you may submit as medical expenses when you file your income tax return.
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Individual speech therapy sessions vary from 30 minutes to 1 hour in length and focus on helping your child to develop communication skills as identified in their intervention plan. The speech-language pathologist works on these skills through play, which makes learning fun and motivating. The speech-language pathologist also coaches parents and gives them tools to help their child achieve their potential beyond the clinic. In some cases, the speech-language pathologist collaborates with other service providers, such as psychologists, occupational therapists, teachers, educators and other professionals in Montreal to support the child's global development.
The purpose of a speech language evaluation is to assess your child's speech and language development and provide recommendations, such as goals for speech therapy. The speech-language pathologist selects evaluation tools depending on your child's age, speech and language abilities and your concerns. The speech-language pathologist will also ask your to complete a parent questionnaire. Evaluations include a professional report and and intervention plan, which will be reviewed with you in a follow up appointment. After the evaluation, if the speech-language pathologist thinks your child meets certain criteria, she can help you apply for subsidies, such as “le dossier pour l’intégration d’un enfant handicapé en service de garde”.
If you would like guidance to support your child's bilingual language development, the speech-language pathologist offers individual consultations and coaching to parents in this area. First, you will fill out a parent questionnaire and together with the speech-language pathologist, you will discuss your family's unique profile, including the languages that your family speaks, the languages in your extended community, and your cultural and personal preferences. During a second meeting, the speech-language pathologist will review the recommendations and your child's progress. Raising a bilingual child is a journey and I'm available to answer your questions along the way. Additional coaching services can be booked as needed.
The speech-language pathologist offers interactive workshops around Montreal for parents and daycare staff on a variety of topics, such as:
Contact me to discuss the type of workshop you are interested in and to get a quote.
The speech-language pathologist offers presentations for parents on a variety of topics, such as:
If you would like more information, or would like to book a presentation please contact me.
Most families choose to come to my home clinic, which is set up with books, resources, a collection of tried-and-true toys and a waiting area.
I can also provide speech therapy at your child's daycare or in your home (additional fees apply). Contact me to discuss your preference.
I am available for presentations and workshops in daycares, schools and community centres. Please contact me directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
1380 Sherbrooke East Montréal, QC H2L 1M4 CA
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 3:00 pm
My name is Shiri Singer and I'm a certified speech-language pathologist and proud owner of Speaking of Speech Language Therapy. Before I got my Masters in speech language pathology from the University of British Columbia. I taught piano for 9 years and I tutored children with learning disabilities. As a speech-language pathologist, I have helped children in their homes, in private clinics, in schools, and in daycares. Setting up my home clinic has been a dream come true and has allowed me to help even more children in Montreal improve their communication skills.
As a speech-language pathologist, I love learning about Montessori pedagogy and you will see that my home clinic is also Montessori inspired. I only display a few activities every week to help improve kids' concentration. There is a place for everything and everything in its place. I prefer natural materials and beautiful colours. Having a select number of appealing activities at eye level invites the child to play and to focus. I store and rotate toys out of sight and out of reach, so that I can bring out new, fun and challenging activities on a regular basis.
Yes! You are a member of my team. I believe it is vital to work together with families. As parents, you communicate with your children every day. You are your children's lifelong teachers. Here, parents are involved in choosing the goals we work towards in speech therapy. Your beliefs and preferences are valued. We figure out ways that you can help your child in the context of your daily routines and activities. An hour of speech therapy per week is great. But a parent that feels empowered and well equipped to help their child 7 days a week - that's incredible!
Speech-Language Pathologist member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec