Developmental Language Disorder: Hidden in Plain Sight, Jenna Haji, MHSc., S-LP(C) Speech-Language Pathologist

Developmental Language Disorder: Hidden in Plain Sight Have You Heard About Developmental Language Disorder? The recent government changes to the Ontario Autism Plan have sparked increased awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a condition characterized by difficulties with social skills, behaviour, speech, and nonverbal communication, that affects 1.5% of children and youth in Canada. Awareness


Are You Concerned About your Child’s Reading or Writing? Stephanie Allen, SLP

Are You Concerned About your Child’s Reading or Writing?  Does your child struggle with their literacy skills? Literacy refers to reading and writing skills including: phonological awareness (early literacy skills), decoding, reading fluency, spelling, writing, and reading comprehension. Why Do Children Struggle with Literacy? Children may have difficulty with literacy skills if they have speech


Will my child grow out of their speech/language difficulties?

Will my child simply “grow out of” their speech/language difficulties?   Parents are often unsure whether their child will simply “grow out of” their speech or language difficulties as they get older. However, many children will not outgrow their speech difficulties without intervention! Research shows that 40-50% of typically developing children who are late to

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