School Services

Our clinicians will provide a range of screenings and assessments to identify a student's needs. In Alberta 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. In addition, a range of workshops and in-services can be provided to teachers, educational assistants and parents.

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.

Following Directions and Auditory Processing

Does your child need everything repeated twice? Do you often find yourself needing to simplify instructions? Learn ways to teach young students to follow along and anticipate instructions. Learn the prompt hierarchy and how to fade them gradually.

Grammatical Structures

When students with language delays leave out grammatical structures such as “is”, “are”, past tense, possessives, it is difficult to understand their message. This workshop will provide an overview of grammatical structures, the hierarchy of development and how to cue them using games and activities.

Narrative instruction in reading

Reading books is a wonderful way to build language skills. In this workshop, you will learn ways to make reading interactive and help a young child creative narrative.

We have a range of workshops on Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems

Introduction to AAC

This workshop introduces you to Augmentative and Alternative communication or AAC. You will learn myths versus fact about AAC and obtain an understanding of how to introduce AAC to a learner and how to facilitate interactions with various AAC devices.

AAC Intervention

This workshop focuses on three intervention approaches to implement AAC through routines, core words, and/or communication functions (e.g. requesting, asking/answering questions, commenting, labelling, protesting, etc.).

Reading and AAC

In this workshop we will review various apps that will help a learner become an active participant in story telling.

Introduction to Touch Chat and Lamp

This in service will provider learners with an overview the Touch Chat or LAMP AAC system. Participants will learn how to choose vocabulary, adding templates, editing, and personalizing the system.

 

School Services FAQ

 

What services does Khan Communication Services provide to schools?

We provide speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psych educational assessment services, treatment services, consultations to teachers and supervision of educational assistants. We also offer parent training and teacher workshops.

We also provide the Multidisciplinary Assessment and Program Planning (MAPP) team which is lead by a clinical psychologist, with support from a speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist. The team is trained in ADOS and can provide an Autism diagnosis.

What is the advantage of using an agency to provide services?

Our agency provides services that meet the needs of individual students and schools. We provide assessments, treatment, consultation, training, and ADOS assessments. With contracting our agency schools would are assured services for the school year, without vacancies. Schools have flexibility to contract as much service as they need, and coordination of the services is provided by our agency.

What qualifications do clinicians have at Khan Communication Services?

Our clinicians have a high level of expertise, and a range of certifications in Hanen Program, AAC, Autism, Speech Motor Skills, Literacy skills, etc. In addition, we actively participate on a number of committees. Nausheen Khan has served as President of The Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and is a member of the MDT panel for FSCD. During her tenure as President of ACSLPA she worked with then Minister Fred Horne to initiate the Newborn Infant Screening Program across Alberta.

Our clinicians are active members of various ACSLPA committees including the Advisory Council, the Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Initiative, and the Virtual Health Standards.

What unique programs are offered?

Innovation is the cornerstone of our service. Each school and agency have unique needs. We have the experience and flexibility to develop unique services for each one.

We started tele practice services in 2002, using hardware units that helped SLP's connect to very remote communities like Chipewyan Lake that were hard to access in winter months. When the Covid-19 pandemic measures were implemented, our agency became a training center for tele practice services. At the request of the University of Alberta Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, we immediately developed a training program for students so that they graduated with the skills to provide virtual services.

We developed the first Language and Literacy Enrichment program for children of First Nation/Metis Backgrounds who began to attend inclusive classrooms. The program was delivered in KG and Grade 1 classrooms, ensuring equal access to in pre literacy skills and reading readiness for all students.