Autism Speech Therapy

From a Mile to a Smile

Speech Assessment

Our bilingual speech therapists use a child- and family-centered approach to address language and communication issues. They collaborate with behavior therapists to enhance overall learning outcomes, including language, communication, and feeding skills. 


Who needs an assessment? 

Children who have concern over: 

Articulation, voice and fluency, understanding, speaking, social communication, feeding, etc. 

Step One 

A meeting with you to talk about your concerns.

Step Two 

An approximately 1-hour observation to assess the child’s speech ability via play.

Step Three 

A debriefing session to explain your child’s strengths and weaknesses. 

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Speech Therapy

Our speech therapy sessions can be very playful, our therapists are professionally trained so that such play is structured and goal specific. Hence, children can learn in a fun, engaging, and personalized way 

Session Approach and Targets ​

Our speech therapists engage children in sessions with a play-based approach to help them improve their speech and language skills, including articulation (speech sound production), language understanding, language expression, use of voice, and social communication. 



  • High-trial practice with fun and increased level of motivation to correct their speech sound errors 
  • e.g., pairing /s/ words with a snake board game 


  • Learning vocabularies and sentence structures through common and versatile toys 
  • e.g., toy food, toy vehicles, play dough 

Social communication: 

  • Putting therapy tasks into the context of social interactions 
  • e.g., cooking toys to practice the scenario of having dinner with family 
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Benefits of Play​

  1. Play can fulfill many specific needs, by using movement games or sensory play in sessions, children can stay regulated for learning.
  2. Play can also help children generalize the skills they learn to different and everyday situations, e.g., using natural dialogues in play to practice following instruction
  3. Therapists can show the child how to complete a task by modelling it in play, which is a visual and engaging way to learn. 

Speech Therapy and ABA

Some children with speech and behavioral issues choose to receive both speech and ABA training. Speech and ABA therapists collaborate closely, meeting and discussing the child’s progress. They aim to generalize skills beyond the therapy sessions and promote compliance. Improved compliance can enhance the speed of learning and overall progress.

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From a Mile to a Smile

We are here to walk this journey with you