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.
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).
In today's digital world, so many of our daily interactions happen online and via text. From acronyms and abbreviations to emojis, it can be difficult to understand social communicaition skills when it comes to navigating these relatively new methods of communication. These skills are particularily difficult for adults who have ADHD, ASD or another executive function difficulty.
Reading this post will provide you with simple tips and training about how to refine your social skills in the online realm. 🔜
Accent Modification is a mystery to many - the public, ESL Educational Community, and speech-language pathologists. Likewise, I frequently find myself explaining what accent modification is, and answering what I call 'accent modification frequently asked questions'. Whether you are a person who is interested in accent modification for yourself, an employer who is interested in accent “softening” for an employee, or a native English speaker curious about this speech-language pathology specialty service, then please keep reading for research-based answers on accent modification…
"Speech-Language Pathologist" - It is a respected and regulated title, and also a mouthful. It is intended to communicate that we have a registration with an established professional body, which is a great thing. It showcases the words: speech and language, yet fails to mention social skills, communication skills, attention, memory, stuttering, accent cognitive skills, reading and writing.
Toronto - Is it actually pronounced T'ron-ah? Here is the truth: we don't pronounce Toronto as T-ron-ah. As a native Torontonian (or Mississaugian - I can't find any reference to what you call a person from Mississauga), I can assure you that most people from the GTA pronounce Toronto, "Tron-TOE" or "Tron-OH" because we are collectively to rushed to pronounce the first "oh."