Speech and Language

KidsAbility provides Preschool Speech and Language Services for children who have difficulty learning to communicate or interacting with others. If you think your child may have a problem with speech and language, it is important to seek help right away. You do not need a doctor's referral to contact KidsAbility. You can make that call. Early identification and intervention can help to:

  • Decrease frustration
  • Improve your child’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Reduce behaviour problems
  • Prevent problems from getting worse
  • Help your child get along with others
  • Improve your child’s readiness for school

 

Developmental Milestones

Children begin communicating with the world around them from the moment they are born. Approximately one in 10 children with difficulties have a speech or language challenge. You can learn more about what milestones you should be looking for your child to reach at each stage in their development.