Exciting Announcement! Artfully Speaking Speech and Language Services in Ottawa is now servicing children aged birth-8 years.

Do you have a child aged birth-8 who needs speech-language therapy services in Ottawa or online?

As the owner of the Artfully Speaking Speech Therapy Clinic in Ottawa (https://artfullyspeaking.ca), I am pleased to respond to the current lack of speech and language services for children aged birth to 8 in the Ottawa and GTA area (virtual) by offering space on my caseload for children!  My focus for treatment over the past few years has been on adolescents and adults. During the COVID pandemic, more parents of younger children in the birth to 8 age range were requesting speech and language therapy in Ottawa both “in-person” and virtually. I learned that waiting lists are incredibly long and children are going without services. Suddenly, I asked myself? Why am I turning these pre-school-aged children away? I have 28 years of experience with children of ALL ages!

Let me share just SOME of my training with you:

  • Neonatal Care Symposium: Los Angeles California, followed by work in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for a few years at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport MS. 
  • Pediatric swallowing issues and various critical care situations (including tracheostomy). 
  • Cleft Palate Symposium and being part of a cleft palate team. 
  • Trained in Lindamood Bell for early literacy skills. 
  • AAC
  • Specific Training for Articulation for frontal/lateral lisps, and “r”., including the multiple phoneme approach by Dr. Doris Bradley.
  • Fifth Annual Autism Spectrum Symposium 
  • Michell Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking  
  • Etoile Dubard Association Method- which I have adapted over the years to work with children who have apraxia and language disorders. 
  • Worked in the school system in Vermont for 5 years (public and special programs). 
  • Mona Brooks Drawing Methods to use visual arts in treatment
  • International service delivery in Romania and Cambodia
  • I love children!
  • Mum of two, now aged 13 & 19

If you are worried about your child aged birth-three’s speech and language skills and need advice, there are some amazing resources which I have included below, but also you can reach out to me for a free 15-minute phone consult. We can see if I can help! I keep the room on my caseload for pro-bono work (see if you qualify) and offer a sliding scale for services. I am going to share more on this news over the next month. Look for my posts on Project Bubbles!