Preschool Speech and Language Program
Helping young children develop communication skills
One in 10 children need extra help developing speech and language skills. Without help, it may be harder for these children to listen, talk, read and play with others. Our Preschool Speech and Language Program (PSL) ensures that every child achieves optimal communication development.
Services for your child begin with an intake visit with a Speech-Language Pathologist to discuss your concerns and learn more about how your child’s speech and language skills are developing. Using your child’s strengths and abilities, speech-language treatment and intervention improve your child’s ability to interact with peers and family, transition to school and overall language and communication. Parent training and support are provided to teach strategies that can be used in everyday situations. Additionally, we offer comprehensive communication assessment, intervention and consultation by working closely with Developmental Consultants and other Infant and Child Development providers.
Starting April 1, 2022, Surrey Place will oversee the delivery and administration for the Toronto region. This service was previously managed by Toronto Public Health.
Resources for Families & Caregivers
This collection of resources provides families and caregivers with practical knowledge and tips to support the communication needs of children.
Pathways of Communication Development – Discover speech and language development milestones for your child during their early years and ways to recognize delays.
Ways to Support Your Child’s Communication Development – Strategies to develop your child’s communication skills and support everyday interactions.
Community Resource Child and Speech Development – A quick reference guide with important community resources to help your child’s speech and language development