Kids and Adult Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy for Children and Adults in Bedford

The Halifax Speech & Language Services clinic works with clients of all ages to treat communication disorders. Our aim is to help individuals improve their speech and language abilities step-by-step, to build confidence along the way, provide strategies for continued self-improvement, and to foster long-term positive changes in communications skills.

We provide treatment for children with:
  • Articulation disorders
  • Late talking/delay in early language development
  • Verbal or reading comprehension difficulties
  • Stuttering
  • Verbal apraxia
  • Delay/disorder in verbal expressive language development
  • Reading delay or decoding difficulties
  • Auditory processing difficulties
  • Weak phonological awareness skills
  • Spelling/writing difficulties
  • Voice disorders
We currently serve adults requiring services for:
  • Articulation disorders
  • Reading and writing difficulties
  • Voice disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Aphasia
  • Accent modification

Assessment: An initial assessment is required for new clients or for returning clients after six months. Assessment visits vary from one to three hours, depending upon the referral concern. Previous test results (within three months) from other relevant professional sources will be taken into account and procedures will not be duplicated. A written report is available upon request for an additional fee.

Intervention: All treatment sessions are individual meetings tailored to the specific needs of each client. Sessions are typically 30 minutes to one hour in length, as recommended by the clinician. The number of sessions and length of treatment time vary with individual needs and progress. Home materials for follow-up are typically provided and progress is monitored carefully.

Referrals: Adults can self-refer or parents can refer their child by calling the office for an appointment. Professionals may also refer by phone or fax on behalf of their patient. Many private health insurance plans require a doctor’s referral.

Fees: Halifax Speech & Language Services is a full-service private speech language clinic. Service fees are covered by many private health insurance plans under speech language therapy (we are registered with Blue Cross as a service provider). The amount of coverage will depend upon an individual’s plan. There is no direct billing. Payment can be made by cash or cheque following each session. An official receipt will be issued after payment that can be submitted for reimbursement through an individual’s health plan coverage, if applicable.