Speech Therapy Services

Communication is a powerful tool.  Difficulties with communication can create a significant barrier for children.  Melissa is passionate about breaking down those barriers.  Through individualized speech programming she sets kids up for success.

Melissa provides assessment, treatment, and consultation for children (ages 0 – 18) in the comfort of their own home in and around north-west Edmonton.  Therapy is fun and individually tailored to each child.

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Services

Assessment.

Determines what your child’s needs are so that therapy can be personalized.


Speech Sounds.

Focused therapy targeting the speech sounds that your child has difficulty with.


Expressive Language.

Play-based therapy to improve your child’s vocabulary and use of words & sentences.

Receptive Language.

Improving your child’s ability to follow directions and understand words & sentences.


Functional Communication.

Helping your child interact with peers and adults in a variety of settings.


Consultation.

Working with all of the important people in your child’s life including parents, relatives, teachers, and childcare providers.

About Melissa

Melissa has over 10 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a fully licensed member of the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (ACSLPA).  She has extensive experience working with children of all ages.  She is certified in the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words” programs.

Melissa has experience both in the health care system and the public school system. When she identified growing gaps in the speech services available to families in Edmonton she decided to start a private practice to help fill those gaps.

Melissa is also a mother of three and understands how busy families are. She is committed to working cooperatively with families to help kids reach their full potential.


FAQ

Sessions are held in the comfort of your own home.
First there will be an initial assessment to meet your child and determine his/her needs. Melissa will then make a treatment plan with you.

Therapy sessions are play-based in order to keep your child engaged. Lessons are designed to be at a level where your child is experiencing success but is also continually being challenged.

The schedule for therapy is determined by the needs of the child and the family. Sessions are often done on a weekly basis but sometimes another schedule makes more sense.

Daytime and evening appointment are available. Please contact Melissa for current availability.

Many group insurance plans have coverage for speech services.  For your insurance purposes, Melissa can provide your insurance company with a copy of her current practice permit. This registration indicates that an individual has met the standards required for the clinical practice of Speech-Language Pathology in the Province of Alberta.

Currently, Alberta Health Care does NOT provide coverage for private speech-language pathology services.

In some circumstances, fees have been covered for individuals receiving assistance through government funding (e.g. Program Unit Funding – PUF, Human Resources and Child Welfare, Services to Children).

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency considers fees paid to a private Speech-Language Pathologist to be a tax-deductible medical expense.

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