SPEECH THERAPY PROGRAM SPRING 2018
INFANT SPEECH SERVICES
Babies start to communicate at birth. SLP consultation services are available for parents to discuss concerns and to discover fun ways to build speech, language and communication skills.
Services can be obtained at a Monday playgroup session (no charge); by phone or in-person (No charge for first session)
PRESCHOOL GROUP SERVICES
Monday morning drop-in playgroups
A member of the SLP team will attend one playgroup session per month to:
· Model strategies that support speech, language, feeding and communication development
· Facilitate circle time songs and stories
· Address parent questions or concerns
Tentative dates: Jan 15, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 and June 11 from 10-11 am
Toddler Speech Playgroup
This popular 6-week program is available for toddlers (14 months to 3 years) and their families. Parents will observe and practice strategies to encourage clearer communication through fun play activities and routines that can be used at home. For families who have attended a Hanen session, this is a great opportunity to practice some of the strategies learned.
The Toddler Speech Group will be planned and facilitated collaboratively by Michele Bennett, SLP Assistant and Judy Meintzer, SLP.
In-person or phone individual SLP consultation sessions will be scheduled before and after the group sessions to determine and support individual goals for all families not receiving recent EDSS speech services.
The speech group sessions include free play, songs, stories, games, snack time and centre activities led by the SLP Assistant. Depending on child needs, parents are asked to bring an empty cup and appropriate snack foods and/or drinks for their children. (Finger foods are preferred.)
Children must attend with a parent or other caregiver. 6-8 families can be accommodated in this class.
Dates: Friday, April 27th – June 8th, (No Class on May 18th) 9:30 to 11:00 am
Cost: $90/ EDSS member: $270 non-member
WORKSHOPS and RESOURCES (all ages)
Plans are being made to develop workshops and resources on a variety of topics for families. Please contact Judy Meintzer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggested topics for these sessions.
AGENCY CONSULTATIONS and SERVICES (all ages)
Consultation sessions can be arranged on request with service partners and other agencies.
From the ASAPP Website:
Many group insurance plans cover at least a portion of the cost of private services which are usually listed under “Speech Therapy”. Insurance companies may require proof that a Speech-Language Pathologist is registered with ACSLPA. Your Speech-Language Pathologist can provide your insurance company with a copy of their current practice permit. This registration indicates that an individual has met the standards required for the clinical practice of Speech-Language Pathology in the Province of Alberta.
Currently, Alberta Health Care does NOT provide coverage for private speech-language pathology services.
In some circumstances, fees have been covered for individuals receiving assistance through government funding (e.g. Program Unit Funding – PUF, Human Resources and Child Welfare, Services to Children).
Canada Revenue Agency considers fees paid to a private Speech-Language Pathologist to be a tax-deductible medical expense.