We have moved to a new location!

Please note that we are now at:

4550 Highway 7, Suite 206

Highway 7 & Pine Valley Drive

 
 
What we do

What we do

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.

Who we serve

Who we serve

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

Where we service

Where we service

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

Services

Assessment

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 (30min, 45min or 1hr) 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. 

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. Someone with an articulation disorder, for instance, has difficulty making the correct sound when using the letters “r,” “l,” or “s.”

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.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) 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.

Autism spectrum disorder is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. These issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning.The term "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder refers to the wide range of symptoms and severity.

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 refer to 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. Learning disabilities result 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 (e.g. planning and decision-making).

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 (e.g., grammar), content (e.g., vocabulary), or function (e.g., use of communication in a socially appropriate way).

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.

Who we are

Vaishali Ganguly B.Sc., M.Sc. is a Speech Language Pathologist and owner of Woodbridge Speech-Language Therapy (WSLT). She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) & The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Vaishali gained her M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology from Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.  She has practiced and gained many valuable experiences working in a variety of settings including hospitals, in the community and in private practice in Boston, London (UK) & Toronto.

To provide the best possible therapy to each individual child she furthers her knowledge of pediatric speech therapy by attending seminars and workshops so current strategies & techniques can be applied.

Michelle Goodman, B.A.Sc., M.H.Sc., S-LP(C) is an enthusiastic Speech-Language Pathologist certified with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Michelle obtained her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She has experience working with the pediatric population in the areas of articulation, phonology, motor speech, fluency, social communication, language, and literacy. Michelle is particularly passionate about working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has a strong background in autism research, which includes a peer-reviewed published manuscript with St. Michael’s Hospital. Michelle values teamwork, collaboration, and continuing education. She is dedicated to providing quality assessment and intervention through client-centred, evidence-based care.

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.

Location

4550 Highway 7 (Suite 206),

Woodbridge,

Ontario,

L4L 4Y7

 

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