Speechworks provides Speech Therapy to help you to speak and understand!
Come to us for one-on-one Speech Therapy – we can evaluate your speaking and understanding and develop treatment especially for your individual needs.
Join one of our Speech Therapy groups and connect with other people who have similar struggles. StoryTelling helps adults who have had a stroke or other brain injury to share their stories, in our comfortable living room! Connect & Communicate Groups help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related difficulties to learn the communication skills that help them thrive at home, at school and in the community.
Speech Therapy Services for Adults
SpeechWorks provides individual Speech Therapy for adults with communication disorders. We help adults to speak clearly and fluently, communicate effectively, find their words, and succeed at work! In addition, voice therapy is offered for voice disorders and vocal fatigue, and for gender transitions. We work with adults who have aphasia, cognitive-linguistic communication disorders, dysarthria, apraxia, dementias, autism and fetal alcohol syndrome. As well as helping people to talk and understand, we can help people with problems reading, writing, remembering, thinking and swallowing.
You may have difficulty communicating due to a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, or dementia. You may have a lifelong challenge such as stuttering. Or your voice may not reflect who you are. We can help!
Therapy can be provided at one of our two locations, or anywhere in Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut using telehealth. Telehealth links our computer to yours, so that you can see and hear us and we can see or hear you. We can even share our computer screen with you so that we can look at the same pictures or materials together.
Our comfortable, home-like setting allows us to provide group therapy for people with communication disorders following a stroke or other brain injury, as well as voice disorders or vocal fatigue.
Call to ask about our Voice Disorders Group or Vocal Fatigue Group.
StoryTelling Speech Therapy Group
with Allison Baird
Let us help you tell your story! We have tons of fun telling our stories and hearing everyone else’s in this Speech-Language Pathology group. Speech-Language Pathologists and volunteers support everyone in this group. Therefore, people who usually have difficulty communicating due to a brain injury (including stroke) can tell their stories too!
Come have fun with us! We chat, learn and laugh together! Practice conversation skills in this relaxed group program.
Our participants love this program! Gerry, one of our participants, said “I’m improving all the time. Without this (program) I wouldn’t talk.”
We meet at SpeechWorks Inc. on alternate Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:30 on these dates.
$25 per session, or pay $200 in advance for 10 sessions!
Come to our hands-on lab,” BrainWorks, where computers loaded with communication and software will help you retrain your brain. Brain training software can help with attention, word-finding… even memory! Our professionals and volunteers support people with acquired brain injuries including stroke and those with healthy-but aging-brains to maximize the benefit from computer-based brain training.
Speech Therapy Services for Children
We provide services for children with a wide variety of difficulties, in English and French. We work with children of all ages to meet their needs. We can provide services in person or via telehealth.
We assess and treat language delays and disorders, speech sound disorders, fluency disorders, and voice disorders. Our Connect & Communicate groups help children and teens with social language difficulties. More information about Connect and Communicate and our other group programs is available here. We can train parents and other caregivers to stimulate speech and language development.
Presentations and workshops about Autism Spectrum Disorders are offered at SpeechWorks and in the community – see our latest workshops here.
Connect & Communicate Speech Therapy Groups
with Stephanie Harvey
Children on the autism spectrum love Connect & Communicate groups! They have so much fun that they don’t realize that they are learning important skills! Parents love them because these Speech Therapy groups celebrate children’s strengths and interests, which helps them quickly learn the skills they need to connect and communicate with others.
Connect & Communicate groups target the specific social language skills that individual children with autism are struggling with, but in a group context! These are the skills that help children to get along with their families and friends. Young children with autism work on skills such as greetings, making comments and asking questions, telling other people about things we like, and sharing information about our week, and talking in small and large groups, as well as being friendly! Teens with autism work on skills such as balancing talking and listening in a conversation, sharing feelings, giving specific answers to questions and self-advocacy. Some teen groups even set their own goals for communication, and learn how to find the support they need to meet their goals, and how to evaluate their progress. Every group is different because the intervention is designed to meet the needs of specific participants.
We always use direct teaching, visual support, and lots of practice in fun activities. Participants with autism don’t only learn what to do, they learn to do it! Adult volunteers and same-age peers provide support alongside the Speech-Language Pathologist so that each child’s needs can be targeted. The groups are limited to 8 participants, which allows for lots of practice and tons of fun!
Participants may have Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger Syndrome, but they do not need a diagnosis to participate.
Sign up for the fall groups:
teens and tweens
10 to 16 years old
5 Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:00
September 30 and October 7, 14, 21 & 28
5-week program fee
$400This session only: $320!!!
There is a one-time assessment for new clients so that we can get to know their needs. The assessment takes approximately one hour and the fee is $110.
Please check your health insurance to determine if Speech Therapy (Speech-Language Pathology) groups are covered.
Telehealth links our computer to yours, so that you can see and hear us and we can see or hear you. We can even share our computer screen with you so that we can look at the same pictures or materials together.
We use Webex, secure web conferencing software, to provide telehealth to your home. We also provide services through MB Telehealth to health-care facilities in Manitoba, mainly in the Northern Regional Health Authority.
Telehealth is convenient and cost-effective – it reduces time spent traveling, thus making therapy more affordable.
Allison Baird and Stephanie Harvey participated in a study with the Baycrest Centre comparing telehealth to in-person therapy for communication disorders post-stroke. We had a blast presenting preliminary results at the Canadian Stroke Congress, and Aphasiology has published an article describing our study.