December 5, 2019

During the holiday season, as therapists, we are often asked what toys or games  parents should buy for their children. And while we maintain that everyday interactions and/or using things you already have at home are the best teaching tools… we do still have our favou...

October 18, 2019

Halloween is right around the corner and we can’t wait! Halloween is a great time to incorporate language learning opportunities (just like every other holiday). There are objects, activities, and colours that we associate with each holiday, which give us a base to tea...

We are now pleased to offer trans voice therapy at Aurora Speech Clinic! Read on to learn more about the role of Speech-Language Pathologists in trans health care.

What is trans voice therapy?

Trans voice therapy refers to helping someone masculinize or feminize their co...

December 17, 2018

Language is a learned process and you are your child’s first teacher!  Since families often spend more time together during the holidays, what better time is there to focus on language-learning at home? The idea of “practicing” language at home may sound daunting, but...

Why is music great for Early Learning?

Music is a priceless tool for teaching many skills including language and motor skills. Singing children's songs is a fun way to help children recognize and imitate new sounds and vocabulary in an interactive way that is simple to...

For many children, Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year! From the sights of the costumes and decorations, the sounds of the children shrieking with laugher while the witch cackles next door, to the smells and tastes of various goodies gathered in one...

What is an s-blend?

An s-blend is a combination of two consonants (and sometimes three), the first of which is an /s/, followed by a different consonant sound such as k, l, n, p, t, m, w, etc,.  

Why do speech therapists care about s-blends?

Consonant clusters are fr...

Summer vacation is here! And what better, more Canadian, way is there to spend it than sitting on the dock at the cottage. But even though YOU might be on vacation, your child’s learning NEVER takes time-off.  Read on to find out four fun-filled ways to target communic...

“My child will only eat junk food”

“My child refuses to eat vegetables”

“My child gags at the sight of mushy food”

“My child will not eat at school”

“My child pushes away any food I offer them”

If any of these statements remind you of your child, you may have a “picky eater...

April 7, 2018

1. Plant something

Children of all ages love to play in the mud. So why not capitalize on that enthusiasm for getting dirty and plant something this spring? We know that children learn language best when we follow their lead and talk about things that they are intereste...

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