Speech & Language Treatment & Consultations
School Age Language Therapy
In Quebec alone approximately 10%, or 700,000 of all school children have difficulties in learning. This translates into two to three children per classroom. Of those children, at least 80% will have language difficulties associated with learning.
What can language difficulties look like in my school-age child?
- below grade level expectations in the classroom
- difficulty learning new vocabulary
- word finding difficulties
- difficulty expressing thoughts and ideas
- problems summarizing information
- problems following directions and understanding stories
- difficulty with grammar
- difficulty getting along with others
- problems taking tests
- difficulty learning to read and write. Some children who have language difficulties also have reading, writing, and spelling difficulties
The Montreal Fluency Centre provides individualized assessment and treatment for school-age children that can include all or some of the following areas:
- receptive language
- expressive language
- vocabulary understanding and use
- narrative retelling skills
- social-pragmatic language
- written language- reading, writing, spelling (see our page on Reading & Writing)
Contact the Montreal Fluency Centre if you are concerned about your school-age child’s language.
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