School Services

Our agency is a provider of speech-language pathology and occupational therapy services to schools in various communities of Alberta. We are currently contracted by Maskwacis, Northern Gateway, Northland and High Prairie school divisions. We conduct screenings in ECS programs to identify PUF students, provide treatment plans for all students who require support services, consult with teachers and train educational assistants to implement treatment goals. A combination of onsite and telepractice services are provided to distant communities.

Teacher conventions and schools can contract our agency to provide the following workshops:

Articulation, Phonology, and Motor Speech Disorders

This workshop teaches participants strategies to shape or stimulate correct sound production, learn to use a hierarchy for teaching speech sounds, and develop an understanding for common phonological processes. Participants gain an awareness of common motor speech disorders such as apraxia and dysarthria.

Language Intervention - Content, Form, Use

This workshop reviews the different components of language including morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Participants understand the difference between receptive, expressive and social language, and are able to generate strategies to target goals in a treatment plan developed by a speech-language pathologist.

Classroom Based SLP Interventions and Supports

This presentation demonstrates how to implement visual supports that promote speech and language therapy goals in the classrooms. Participants gain an understanding of how to effectively implement a cuing hierarchy and learn when NOT to cue. This workshop is beneficial for all educators including teachers and educational assistants.

Learning to use the PLS and CELF-4 Screenings

This workshop is for educational assistants to help speech-language pathologists identify which students are at risk for speech and language delays and therefore, require a comprehensive formal assessment.  When educational assistants are trained on using the PLS and CELF 4 screening tools, schools are able to make appropriate referrals to a speech language pathologist with great efficiency. This workshop also reviews basic knowledge of speech and language development from 0 to 6 years of age. Participants will learn the differences between speech and language delays versus disorders.

A series of workshops can also be provided to parents in Family Oriented Visits. Contact our agency for more information.