SpeechWorks provides expert Speech-Language Pathology services for adults and children. We help clients to improve their speech, language (including social language), memory and reasoning, and provide swallowing evaluations. Complex communication disorders due to strokes (aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, apraxia and dysarthrias), traumatic brain injuries, dementias, autism spectrum disorders and alcohol-related neurological disorders are our specialty. Our voice expert works with clients with vocal fatigue and voice disorders, and also helps clients undergoing a gender transition.
Research has helped develop our expertise. We had a blast presenting preliminary results of our study comparing telehealth to in-person intervention for post-stroke communication disorders at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
We provide individual assessment and therapy. We also have therapy groups – Stroke Cafe and StoryTelling help adults who have had a stroke or other brain injury, and Connect & Communicate Groups help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related social communication difficulties. We train and support caregivers or parents to better meet the needs of their family members with communication disorders.
We provide a variety of workshops and training programs.
We have an office in Winnipeg and a location in LaBroquerie, near Steinbach, Manitoba, and see clients in their homes. Telehealth allows us to see clients anywhere in Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Nunavut.
Services are available in English and French.
“Thirty-five years after my stroke, SpeechWorks helped me to be more confident, remember what I am saying, read faster, and be more engaging in conversation.”
– Kevin Doyle
“I’m improving all the time. Without this (StoryTelling program) I wouldn’t talk.”
“Allison was so informative and very open. She explained aphasia so well and gave me specific suggestions to help my sister.”
– workshop participant
My son has fewer temper tantrums because he can make himself understood now!
-Jay Wilson, parent
My little boy is much more social now. His language is improving, and he’s making more sounds. He’s more aware of his surroundings, too!
-Sahar Kazrooni, client’s mother