Learning Disabilities

Children diagnosed at a young age with language and social communication deficits at the absence of other known disorders may begin showing signs of learning disability by the time they reach school age. When young children who present with language difficulties not explained by other factors they are typically identified as having a Specific Language Impairment (SLI), meaning that their language disorder is specific to language. 

 

In grades 2 or 3 parents and teachers become concerned about the academic abilities of these children in the areas of reading and writing.  Parents often ask if this is a new problem and if their child needs to see a Speech-Language Pathologist. Learning disability or language-based learning disability is not a new problem but a different manifestation of the same problem. Children with language-based learning disabilities may have problems with reading, writing and/or spelling.  The most common form of language-based learning disabilities is Dyslexia, a specific learning disability of reading. Dyslexia interferes with the child’s ability to recognize written words accurately and fluently, and decode and spell words. They may also have difficulties with reading comprehension. 

 

Speech-Language Pathologists can help children with a language learning disability or Dyslexia to address specific deficits affecting their spelling and reading (decoding and reading comprehension). 

 

If you are concerned about your child’s reading and writing skills call us for a free screening at 647-848-2988, by email at info@speechpartners.ca or fill out the online form. We will determine if your child needs a comprehensive assessment and will schedule an assessment session.  We will discuss with you the results of the assessment and the goals to be targeted in therapy. 

Services are available onlinein the clinic, your home, school, or child care facility in the following locations. 

There are no waiting lists. 

Funding is available for eligible families through various private and government assistance programs. For more information visit the FUNDING page.