Mission Statement - “Optimizing children’s communication skills for life by working with the community to enhance and promote the early years”
Vision Statement - “Communication for Life”
Language Express Preschool Speech and Language Services System helps families in Lanark, Leeds & Grenville. We provide services for preschool children with speech, language and communication difficulties. These services are free and available to children from birth until the end of Junior Kindergarten.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services funds Ontario's Preschool Speech and Language Program.
The lead agency for Language Express is the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit. Language Express provides services in partnership with the following agencies:
Every child receives an initial assessment.
Speech and language therapy for preschoolers is play-based and activities are carefully planned to target the child's communication goals. Parents/caregivers attend all sessions. You and your child may receive one or more of the following services:
Children are seen by Speech-Language Pathologists. A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is a professional holding a Master's degree in Communication Disorders. SLPs are experts in the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of communication disorders.
Communications Disorders Assistants are college graduates who provide communication intervention under the supervision of an SLP.
In Ontario, all SLPs must be registered members of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).