Opening the world of communication

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About us

We offer specialized services to children with speech and language difficulties. As a registered Speech and Language Pathologist we identify, assess and treat individuals with speech and language difficulties.

We provide therapy for pediatric & school age children for: Articulation, stuttering, Language Disorder/delay, reading & writing difficulties, Motor Speech Disorder, Learning Disabilities & Autism Spectrum Disorders.

We are located in the heart of Woodbridge. and offer therapy to clients in the GTA from Vaughan (Woodbridge, Kleinberg, Maple, Thornhill), Peel region (Bolton, Brampton, Caledon) & Etobicoke.

Tailored Solutions

Assessments

A comprehensive assessment is completed to identify child's current speech and language skills. This includes an interview with parent/caregiver to obtain relevant history, observations of child and administration of standardized tests. An oral motor exam may also be completed for speech assessments to evaluate the structure and function of the mouth.

Intervention

Based on the results of the assessment, an individualized therapy plan is put together. Recommendations are made for duration's (30 mins, 45 mins or 1 hr) and frequency (weekly, biweekly or monthly) and sessions take place in clinic. A wide range of therapy tools and resources are used to make learning fun. Strategies and/or activities to practice will also be provided for home carryover.

Individualized and fun

Our sessions are individualized for each client and their family. A wide range of therapy tools and resources are used to create a warm, stimulating environment and to make learning fun.

Communication is at the heart of all interactions & is essential for personal, social & academic growth.  Early identification & intervention is key.  It’s never too early nor too late to make an appointment for an assessment.

Services

Articulation

An articulation disorder means that the person speaks or makes sounds in an atypical way. Their speech may include substitutions, omissions, additions or distortions that make it difficult to be understood. For instance, someone may have difficulty making the correct sounds when using the letters “r” “l” or “s”.

Motor Speech Disorder

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (C.A.S.) is a complicated combination of speech symptoms indicating a child’s difficulty sequencing the movements and sounds to make meaningful words. Children with CAS receive individually-tailored intervention from clinicians with unique experience in this area unlike that of more common articulation delays.

Stuttering

A fluency disorder is an interruption in the flow of speaking. People with articulation disorders tend to speak with atypical rates or rhythms. They have repetitions in sounds, syllables, words, and phrases. Their speech may be produced with noticeable tension, such as when people stutter.

Reading/Writing Disabilities

Language-based learning disabilities are problems with age-appropriate reading, spelling, and/or writing. This disorder is not about how smart a person is. Most people diagnosed with learning disabilities have average to superior intelligence.

Learning Disabilities

A number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. These disorders affect learning in individuals who otherwise demonstrate at least average abilities essential for thinking and/or reasoning. Results from impairments in one or more processes related to perceiving, thinking, remembering or learning. These include: language processing; phonological processing; visual spatial processing; processing speed; memory and attention; and executive functions.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

A neuro-developmental disorder with a range of symptoms and severity that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. These issues can cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning.

Language Delay/Disorder

A language disorder is impaired comprehension and/or use of spoken, written, or other forms of language. The disorder may affect how the person processes their native language’s form (grammar), content (vocabulary), or function (socially appropriate communication).

Our Team

Vaishali Ganguly

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

Vaishali Ganguly is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with over 15 years experience. She completed her B.Sc. at McMaster University and then continued to complete her M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital -Institute of Health Professions in Boston, graduating in 2002. She started her career off working with adults and gained valuable experiences working in a variety of settings including hospitals, community, and Long-Term Care in Boston, London (UK) & Toronto and transitioned to pediatrics in 2012.

Vaishali opened Woodbridge Speech-Language Therapy in 2014 with the aim of providing speech and language services to children and their families in a warm and stimulating environment.  She collaborates with parents, teachers and other professionals to maximize client’s communication success.  Vaishali’s creative and enthusiastic approach to therapy both engages and motivates the client for positive outcomes.  Specific areas of interest include articulation delays, school-age language disorders, literacy, social communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders and pre-school fluency. She is trained in Lidcombe, PECS – basic level, Kaufman Protocol and Orton-Gillingham.

Vaishali is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist of Ontario (CASLPO) and a member of The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists (OSLA). 

Alex Chis

Speech-Language Pathologist

Alexandra is a Speech-Language Pathologist who is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) & member of The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). She completed her Master of Health Science at the University of Queensland in Australia. Previously, she graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor in Psychology and Genetics.

Alexandra has experience working with pre-school and school-aged children in a variety of settings, including pediatric hospitals, private practice, schools, as well as in-home settings. Her areas of focus include: developmental language delays/ disorders (including the utilization of early language facilitating techniques through the Hanen “It Takes Two To Talk” program), articulation and phonology disorders, reading and learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, motor speech and cognitive communication disorders.

Alexandra’s philosophy as a Speech-Language Pathologist resonates with WSLT’s mission of helping children achieve their highest potential by using a variety of therapy tools to create a warm, stimulating environment, while making learning fun.

Alexandra is bilingual in English and Romanian and she enjoys working with culturally diverse clients.

Maria Perucho

Communication Disorders Assistant

Maria is a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) graduate with Honours from Georgian College, with a B.A. in Cognitive Language of Science from McMaster University. She is registered with the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) & The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). 

She has acquired a diverse clinical experience with preschool, school-aged children and adults with variety of communication needs and has exposure and experience working with social communication, receptive and expressive language, articulation, literacy, reading comprehension, clients with autism and developmental delays like cerebral palsy.

Tiziana Guido-Muscat

Administrative assistant

Tiziana wears many different hats at WSLT! She is typically the first voice our families hear when they call and the first face they see when they come into the office. She manages the day to day administration of the busy office and keeps things running smoothly.

Tiziana also produces all of the office’s marketing material with her background in graphic design.

On a personal note, she has navigated and continues to navigate the challenges of having children with communication difficulties and brings that understanding and empathy to parents who are in need of support or a listening ear.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Therapy sessions are offered on weekly, biweekly or monthly basis for 30min, 45min or 1hr session based on client’s needs. This is discussed with client and family prior to the start of therapy.

Most employee health care plans provide partial or full coverage for services from a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. Please check with you provider. There are also government services offered to children (0-5yrs).

No doctor referral is necessary. A parent/caregiver or any other professional can refer.

Parent’s or caregivers have the greatest impact on their child’s speech and language development. I understand the importance of the parent’s role and so provide various activities for home carryover to help your child be the best communicator they can be.. You can help by:

  • Providing an environment that encourages communication
  • Getting down to your child’s level when talking to him/her
  • Using simple language
  • Asking fewer questions and making more comments

Contact us for more information

Locations

Call us:   905-605-6276

Email us:   info@wslt.ca

Woodbridge Location:

4550 Highway 7 (Suite 206),

Woodbridge,

Ontario,

L4L 4Y7

Bolton Location:

Bolton Medical Centre,

12295 Highway 50,

Suite 212,

Bolton,

L7E 1M2

Useful links

CASLPO

OSLA

Autism Ontario

The Hanen Centre

Autism Society

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