Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Below you will find information and useful tips that parents and caregivers of children with speech difficulties may find helpful.

Preparing for Your First Appointment

Preparing for your first speech therapy appointment can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. We’ve put together a handy checklist to help make the process easier and less stressful.

Speech Sound Strategies

If your child is working on a new speech sound in therapy, there are many ways you as your child’s parent or caregiver can help. Here are a few suggestions.

Early Language Strategies: Match, Model, More!

Believe it or not, one of the fastest ways to help your late talker bloom is to make small changes in the way you speak and play with him or her. Here are a few suggestions.

How To Help Your Shy Child

Parents of shy children may be concerned about their socially reserved behaviour. Here are a few things you can to do help your child feel more comfortable in public.

About Childhood Apraxia Of Speech

Parents of late talkers may have concerns about childhood apraxia of speech, a disorder characterized by an inability to produce clear speech. Here is some general information about this specific type of motor speech disorder.

Lidcombe Therapy For Stuttering

If you are concerned with your child’s fluency or stuttering, the Lidcombe therapy model may be right for your family. Spark Talk Speech Therapy can help you learn more about this approach to speech therapy, and can guide you in implementing it in your home.

At Home Activities For Pronoun Use

There are a number of simple examples of things you can do at home to help your child develop correct pronoun usage if they are struggling.

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