An online program for parents to get empowered about how to support your child's early communication and first words
Next program running January 8 - February 7, 2024
/ Parent Education
combine all you know about your child with knowledge from a speech-language pathologist and watch your child's communication blossom
As a parent, you are the expert on your own child. You know what they love, what they dislike and everything in between. When your child is having difficulties with their early communication, it can be stressful and overwhelming. We are here to help!
In the Talking Tots program, you will learn directly from a speech-language pathologist about how to interpret your child's early communication, support their first words, and boost their communication.
A combination of group and individual video calls makes it easy for you to access (open to families across Ontario)
FAMILY AND CHILD LED
Individual video calls help you to tailor what you are learning from the group calls to your child and environment
Connect with other families who are on a similar journey as your family
Access high quality professional support at a more affordable price than one-on-one services
Get the support of a speech-language pathologist without waiting aimlessly on lengthy wait lists
Details about the program:
Talking Tots is a parent education program that helps parents support their child's use of first words and grow their early communication skills. This program is for you if your child has yet to use their first word or are mostly using a few single words.
At the end of this 7-week program, you will have knowledge about evidence-based strategies that support communication and how to use these with your child in your daily routines and play to support their first words
The program is provided completely online through video calls so it is easy-to-access for busy parents across Ontario
Program includes 1 assessment, 4 group learning sessions, and 2 individual visits
An assessment determines the foundational communication and interaction skills your child currently has so we can build on those skills (to be scheduled for week of January 8-12, 2024 upon registration)
4 evening group sessions involve learning about evidence-based strategies that support early communication from a speech-language pathologist (7:30pm on Wednesday, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 2024)
2 individual visits help you tailor the learning from group calls to your child and environment (to be scheduled for week of January 24 and February 7, 2024 upon registration)
Investment: $698.00 (get a $100 discount by registering before December 31, 2023; after that, price goes up to $798.00)
Receipts will be provided for all visits/sessions following their completion and can be used to submit to any extended health benefits (should you have access to them). Please ask us about how having a parent name included on parent education invoices can maximize the use of your benefits.
Program is run by experienced speech-language pathologist, Sandy Gayman. Sandy has 14 years of experience working with preschool children and their families in both one-on-one and group-based services. You can learn more about her here.
Spaces are limited in order to be able to provide high quality experience for all families within the program