Due to the global pandemic, and in order to ensure the safety of our clients and staff, this service will be provided virtually for the foreseeable future.
Canadian Hearing Services’ (CHS) experienced speech-language pathologists offer several types of therapy services for Deaf and hard of hearing adults and preschool children who are experiencing challenges with speech and language.
Children with hearing loss often need extra support to develop their speech, language and communication skills. Our speech-language pathologists’ partner with the Ontario Infant Hearing Program to provide children and their families with the right support. We focus on developing and expanding children’s speech and language skills in a natural, play-like environment, and help to develop children’s language skills in spoken English or American Sign Language (ASL).
A speech-language pathologist will meet with you to determine your goals and create programs tailored to your needs. Services are provided in English, sign-supported English and ASL. You can choose from several programs depending on your needs:
English for New Canadians
Deaf and hard of hearing newcomers to Canada often have trouble learning English in regular classes because of accessiblity barriers or they can’t hear the instructor and other students. We provide specialized support to ease the transition from your native language to English. We help a range of new Canadians, from professionals who want to learn how to communicate effectively in the workplace, to parents who want to talk to their children’s teachers.
Pronunciation and Voice
We can assist adults in learning how to develop their speaking skills and use their voice more effectively and safely. Using specialized techniques, we can show your speech and voice patterns, helping you improve your pronunciation and voice.
English Upgrading (Reading and Writing)
We help adults develop and improve their reading comprehension and increase the effectiveness of their writing. With our help, you can expand your vocabulary, improve grammar skills, and learn how to write effective business letters, e-mails, academic essays, and other correspondence.
We support adults who have received cochlear implants to learn to understand the new sounds they hear through their cochlear implants. We work with adults starting at their own level – whether it’s hearing the difference between how two words sound or talking on the phone - and build skills and strategies for effective communication. Family members are welcomed and encouraged to attend sessions to learn helpful communication strategies.