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General Program Information

Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle to learn how to speak.  We have identified the need to provide treatment for young school-aged children with ASD who are communicating well in other ways (for example, using picture boards or computer-based systems) and are showing interest in talking, but are having a hard time learning to speak.

The ASD program serves school-aged children who have a diagnosis of ASD, are consistently communicating with others (to ask for things, make comments, and ask questions) and have moderate to severe speech difficulties.

In this fee for service* program, children participate in individual sessions with a Speech-Language Pathologist for 45 minutes per week.  Parents attend the program with their children.  Sessions are offered during regular business hours at our Duncan Mill Road clinic.

Not all children with ASD who have challenges with speaking will qualify for this program.  All children are seen for an initial assessment prior to their enrollment in the program.  Therapy sessions focus on improving speech production.

Referrals are accepted from parents. To refer your child contact:

Carolyn Spavor, Speech-Language Pathologist, at: 416-491-7771, Extension 233 (fax) 416-491-7215

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