Our self-assessment quizzes are designed to help you reflect on your personal and professional communication. Through answering these carefully crafted questions you will be one step closer to identifying how you can perform better and feel more confident about your speech, social and communication skills. Intended for educational use only.
While there are scams out there, we know the realistic way to make changes to an accent.
This blog post highlights the benefit of finding a speech-language pathologist who is a singing voice therapist (sometimes called a voice coach), as they will be able to provide their expertise within the medical model. Read on for helpful information about treating vocal challenges, trauma, and the proper care for your singing voice.
This blog post addresses: What is an accent? What is the difference between accent modification and accent reduction? What is involved in the assessment? Why Well Said: Toronto Speech Therapy? We also feature Daniel Boyle's own linguistic background and philosophies when working with accents.
This blog posts addresses frequently asked questions, beginning with "what is voice therapy?" and who can benefit. Many people are motivated to change and improve their voice. Perhaps you're someone who uses their voice a lot for work (a teacher, lawyer, or yoga instructor, for example). Maybe you'd like to sound more authoritative, more mature. Read on to learn how voice therapy can help you to improve your communication.
This blog post is helpful for both people who stutter and people who are interested in supporting someone who stutters. Many FAQs are addressed and elaborated upon.
Have you noticed that many of the resources, blogs, and articles on the internet are for lisps and speech therapy with children, not adults? Not anymore.
Why is working on an adult lisp different than a child’s lisp? How is working on an adult lisp and a child’s lisp the same? What is a lisp? What causes a lisp? We're answering these questions in a unique post on treating frontal and lateral lisps in adulthood.
Welcoming Krisanne Stanoulis, Toronto-based Speech-Language Pathologist and newest member of our team. Krisanne has a background in Neuroscience. She combines her love for clinical research with her passion for helping others to provide unique and customized therapy programs to all of her clients. Krisanne strives to ensure that all clients feel comfortable in the therapy room and that all needs are validated, accepted, and addressed in a fun and inspiring way.
Welcoming Alyssa McCarthy, Toronto-based Speech-Language Pathologist and newest member of our team. Alyssa brings experience in speech therapy for adults, voice therapy for singers, transgender voice and communication training and executive functions therapy, which made her an excellent match for Well Said: Toronto Speech Therapy's clients and clinical team.
As a bilingual country, most (if not all) Canadians encounter French at some point throughout their lives, whether at home, in school, work, or in their travels. When it comes to reading, writing, or understanding the language, English speakers who have studied the language may feel perfectly comfortable—until, of course, it comes time to speak it aloud! Unfortunately, though anglophone students in Canada often spend years in school learning French, many feel hesitant to speak it due to difficulties with their accent.
On this Canadian Long Weekend, I can’t help but think about what makes us Canadian when we communicate. Over 150 years, Canadians have been developing our own manner of collectively communicating which has contributed to our peaceful international reputation. What about how we communicate as Canadian’s makes us seem… nice? And how do we define Communicating as a Canadian? It might be a question on your mind, whether you're new to Canada or whether you are a native Canadian prone to reflecting on what makes a Canadian communicator (like me).