Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre (SDRC) offers Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) services to individuals over the age of 6 years. Our goal is to facilitate functional communication for our clients within their home environment. We provide mediator model consultation.
The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) will work in conjunction with other professionals involved with the child including other SLPs to ensure continuation and consistency of care.
We provide SLP consultation – we will help identify communication, speech and language difficulties the client is experiencing and will provide suggestions to target the area of difficulty. This may include resources to use at home.
If an individual is experiencing feeding and/or swallowing difficulties, a SLP may assess to determine the cause of these difficulties and develop a plan for treatment or other modifications.
Augmentative Communication Services
We provide assessment and consultation for children and adults for low level communication devices to support face to face communication. This could include Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) or access to Boardmaker software for creating picture communication symbols. Visuals cues can be used both to communicate or enhance comprehension.
We provide education about speech and language difficulties. Workshops are offered throughout the year. Visit the “Resource” section of our website under “Workshops, Clinics and Training Courses” for a complete list of available workshops.
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY CLINICS
SDRC offers individual family-focused consultation for SDRC clients over the age of 6 years with an intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorder, living in Waterloo Region.
The areas addressed include:
- Communication skills
- Social skills
- Conversational skills
- Apps for communication and learning
- Augmentative and alternative forms of communication
- Visual cues for comprehension or communication
At the clinic you will be expected to identify one or two goals and consultation/resources will be provided to address those goals. Appointment times are one hour in length. There is no fee for this service.