ErinoakKids Preschool Speech and Language Services

The speech and language team supports the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment, and the (re)habilitation of speech, language and swallowing/feeding disorders.

Speech disorders include difficulty with production of speech sounds, stuttering (or fluency) and voice/resonance disorders.

Language disorders can affect the ability to understand others and/or express thoughts, ideas and feelings at a level consistent with developmental expectations.

If you have concerns about your child's speech and language development, you can complete the Communication Checkup for an assessment.

Speech and language services may include:

  • Home programming 
  • Consultation to caregivers, professionals and supportive personnel who interact with the child 
  • Group or individual therapy combined with parent education and coaching 

Intervention focuses on skill development as well as on creating environments that promote optimal communication.

Referral Criteria

  • Children from birth to June 30 of the year they are eligible to enter junior kindergarten (JK) with speech and/or language problems
  • Referrals for Preschool Speech and Language Services (PSL) will be accepted up to June 30 of the year the child is eligible to enter JK. If a child previously received speech and language services at ErinoakKids or any Ontario PSL program, the child can be referred to the program again, up until April 1 of the year that they are about to enter JK.
  • Must live in Peel, Halton or Dufferin.
Street Address 224 Centennial Road, Units 8-11
City Orangeville
Postal Code L9W 5K2
Phone 905-855-2690
Toll Free 1-877-374-6625
Service Hours Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Who can use this service Children must have a referral to use this service.