Speech and Language Therapy – Fergus Ontario

Speech and Language Therapy for Children and Adults – We are here to help!

We provide services to children and adults with speech and language difficulties. Language and speech disorders can exist together or by themselves and the problem can be mild or severe, acquired later in life or developmental. Connecting with a registered member of the College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is the first step to improving language and speech difficulties.

A physician’s referral is not necessary to access our services. Speech and Language Therapy Services may be covered by your extended health care benefits, call your insurer to find out about your coverage.

Not sure if you or your child could benefit from working with a Speech-Language Pathologist?  Contact us today and we will provide you with the information you need to understand if a referral is right.

Emily Merritt
Emily MerrittSpeech-Language Pathologist

Speech and Language Therapy Assessment and Intervention


Evaluations and assessments are conducted to determine a child’s communication strengths and needs. The assessment is the initial phase of the treatment process.

  • Articulation (speech sound production)
  • Language
  • Voice Fluency (stuttering)
  • Pragmatic and social skills

Depending on the severity and complexity of the communication difficulties, the assessment may be completed in one visit or it may require several sessions.

Understanding a child’s communication abilities is an ongoing process that occurs throughout intervention.  The initial assessment provides a starting point from which to develop an appropriate intervention plan.

An assessment summary will be provided to the family.

If your child is on a wait-list for public-funded services and an assessment has recently been completed then a full assessment may not be required. A short discussion with Emily may help determine how your child’s needs can be met.


Intervention refers to the treatment which is carried out on a regular basis. An appropriately designed intervention program will greatly improve the outlook for children with speech and language difficulties.

Intervention is most successful when geared toward the child’s specific needs and allows him/her to develop to their fullest potential.

At the start of intervention, a plan is developed with specific goals based on the child’s needs.  This plan is discussed with parents and reviewed and modified periodically throughout the treatment process.

Children and their parents are encouraged to be active participants in the intervention process.

Intervention also focuses on creating environments that promotes communication development.