The mandate of The Speech & Stuttering Institute is three-fold: To provide clinical service, to educate and train professionals throughout the province, and to engage in cutting edge research to unearth the root causes of speech related challenges in order to find the most effective treatment methods.
The Speech and Stuttering Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adults with speech and stuttering challenges.
The Speech and Stuttering Institute has recently been given the prestigious designation from the Ontario Government as a “Centre for Training and Development.” This designation means that the Government is relying on our Institute to help create speech and stuttering guidelines across the Province of Ontario. This designation is a result of the Institute’s many years of conducting research to inform our evidence based speech and stuttering treatment programs.
We are a team of speech-language pathologists with extensive experience in the following areas:
articulation and speech sound disorders
motor speech impairments
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Our speech clinicians are trained in the PROMPT system (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), which has been found to be an effective tool for the treatment of motor speech disorders. Several clinicians are also Hanen Certified.
Our stuttering clinicians are trained in the Fluency Plus Program, the Lidcombe Program and Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (all evidence-based, internationally recognized treatment programs for stuttering).
Our speech therapy programs are made possible through the generosity of donors as well as client fees.
To make a referral for any of our programs, please contact Teri Madio, Intake Coordinator:
NEW! We are excited to announce the launch of our new telepractice treatment option for fluency disorders. As the reputation of The Speech & Stuttering Institute has grown, we have received more and more requests from people across the province who find it difficult to attend our programs in person. As such, we are offering assessment and treatment services for people of all ages who stutter through our secure telepractice platforms.