Helping your child find their unique voice.

We work with you and your child toward achievable goals. Children receive a comprehensive initial assessment to assist in planning suitable approaches and goals.

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Pathways is a private practice offering support to preschool and school-aged children with developmental needs. We are a fun, nurturing and engaging team of professionals who provide evidence based assessment and treatment to support every child. Our therapists have extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Orofacial Myofunctional Assessments & Therapy. We use current evidence based and play based treatment methods.

Services

Speech-Language Pathology | Occupational Therapy

Meet with one of our therapists for a comprehensive assessment of strengths and areas of need.

Personalized goal-based treatment recommendations and a program that is tailored to your child’s needs.

Our therapists provide individual and/or group sessions. We offer in clinic, in school or virtual sessions.

Upcoming Programs

Language & Literacy Summer Camp

July | August 2022

Our camps are designed to provided intensive intervention to assist children with communication development

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Apraxia Summer Camp

July | August 2022

Our camps are designed to provided intensive intervention to assist children with communication development

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Group Learning

Play & Language | Preliteracy
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Testimonials

“My 3 year old son attended two weeks of speech camp last summer. In the two weeks he made a lot of gains in his speech and had a lot of fun too! Although he had never worked with any of the therapists before he seemed to form instant connections with them. Everybody I met was so welcoming of our son and our family. We were also provided with a lot of practical tips and resources to help us at home. We can’t wait for camp this year!”

Jane

“My son is severely delayed in both receptive and expressive language and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was four years old. We had some supports coming from FSCD but were on a waiting list to start services. In the meantime, I was looking for a summer day camp geared toward helping special needs kids that my son would be interested in. I came across an ad for Summer Speech Camp at Pathways Pediatric Centre and contacted them right away. From the start, we felt very comfortable with the staff. We had the pleasure to meet with Tanya and Mike as well as the rest of the team. The level of experience they all had made us feel at ease and excited to get started. My son attended two half-day weekly sessions of Speech Camp and absolutely loved it. He is very shy and doesn’t adapt to change very well; however, he was very excited to go to camp and waved good-bye to me without hesitation. Daily communication was great and my son got a lot out of the two weeks he was there. For the amount you pay and the amount of service you get, it is truly the best value. I’m very excited for my son to come back for the next Summer Speech Camp!”

Ruth & Justin L

Pathways Pediatrics is the kind of place you don’t hesitate to recommend to any parent. My 4 year old daughter has been seeing Monique for speech therapy and she’s always excited to go. Monique’s ability to blend playtime with therapy time makes it easy for my daughter to work on her speech without it feeling like work. Because of Monique’s gentle correction and positive encouragement, I now have friends and family members commenting on how much easier it is to understand what my daughter is saying. And being able to continue to work with Monique through teletherapy has been wonderful. It’s been a seamless transition from in-person to online sessions and the quality of the session hasn’t diminished at all. My daughter is just as excited to see Monique and she’s still progressing and learning as much as she would in-person. The professionalism, kindness and passion Monique demonstrates through her work is exactly what you hope for in your children’s teachers.

Jenna

Ms. Monique has been absolutely wonderful with our son. From the first time they met they developed a special bond and he has thoroughly enjoyed every single speech therapy session…so much so that he thought it would be fun to invite Ms. Monique to his birthday party! I am a firm believer that children cannot learn without feeling secure and comfortable in their learning environment and Ms. Monique has provided those things and more to ensure that learning is always fun, safe, and meaningful. Our son has shown improvement in his speech and has also become aware of the little things that he needs to work on, but also feels confident and secure in himself. Thank you Ms. Monique!

Meredith

Pathways Pediatrics Testimonials“Sam has been working with the team at Pathways for almost 5 years.  The progress Sam has made is remarkable!  He started out at 3 and was non-verbal, now at 7.5 he is speaking in short sentences and continues to progress every week.

The thing that is remarkable to me is how Sam’s face lights up when we tell him we are headed to Pathways – he loves his weekly visits and that because the team at Pathways truly care and treat him like family.  They know how to make the sessions fun and engaging, so even though Sam is working hard he still enjoys his time at the clinic.

Tanya and the team have not only supported Sam but also provide support, encouragement and care for our entire family.  We look forward to continuing working with the Pathways team as we know they will help Sam reach his full potential!”

Jane

Our 4 year old son has been working with Danielle for the past five months and we have nothing but great things to say about her. From the very first session, it was obvious that Danielle is passionate about what she does and she quickly formed a bond with our usually shy little guy. Danielle is friendly, patient, and celebrates each success as much as we do. We’ve done some therapy sessions virtually and I have been impressed by how quickly she adapts her plan based on how things are going in order to keep the session engaging. She clearly communicates goals, strategies, and how we can provide speech support at home. We’ve already noticed a huge difference in our son’s speech sounds and, perhaps equally as important, his confidence in using those sounds. We are so happy to have Danielle as our SLP and highly recommend her.

Andrea M

“My Daughter has been with Tanya for more than 2 years and I can honestly say if it wasn’t for her my daughter would probably not have transformed to the happy and outgoing little girl that she is today. My daughter actually looks forward to her weekly session and doing the work at home afterwards. I have also seen a lot of progress both in her ability to communicate and comprehend over the last 2 years.  If you are looking for a GREAT Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who loves working with children, look no further.”

Harvey

Pathways Pediatrics TestimonialWe have attended Pathways for the last 2.5 years. What a life changing experience it has been, my son has come leaps and bounds with the love, support and encouragement he receives from the whole team. Danielle is a perfect fit for Rocco, they have an amazing relationship and she helps him reach all his goals. Syrina is also a part of our team, showing such patience and love. Rocco wouldn’t be where he is today without Pathways and the team. We are forever thankful for the opportunity to work with them and how they give my son the chance he deserves.”

Tanya

“Tanya is a natural at what she does. She has a true gift of ease while she handles such difficult speech disorders. Our son has apraxia of speech and I was beyond nervous to have him meet yet another SLP, but I knew we had to try at least meeting her because we heard great things about her when she held her summer camps. Gray and Tanya bonded within their first visit and that says and means a lot to Gray and our family! Since August, we have traveled to Calgary every other month to ‘play’ with Tanya for at least three consecutive days. Then this past January we moved to Calgary for the entire month just to have a solid amount of time with her. By the end, it was hard to leave and Gray left saying ‘I love you’ to Tanya! Every session with Tanya is seamless. She is fun, flexible, intentional and a true light in our life through this journey. She has taught me so many tips and tricks and has shared so many resources with me. I feel understood by her with all my fears and concerns and she makes me feel so confident that every step we’re taking is going in the right, successful direction. The first time I spoke with Mike on the phone he told me his wife is amazing at what she does. I 100% agree. Tanya is an amazing SLP and she has helped my son and our family so much through this life-changing apraxia journey. “

The Nichols Family – Medicine Hat, AB

Disorders and delays impact us in different ways.

A condition in which multisensory input is not adequately processed in order to provide appropriate responses to the demands of the environment.
ASD is a neurological disorder that affects how the brain functions. The exact cause of ASD is not known.
A neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which are pervasive, impairing, and otherwise age inappropriate.
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is an uncommon speech disorder in which a child has difficulty making accurate movements when speaking.
Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime.
Many children may struggle in school with some topics or skills from time to time. When children try hard and still struggle with a specific set of skills over time, it could be a sign of a learning disorder. Having a learning disorder means that a child has difficulty in one or more areas of learning, even when overall intelligence or motivation is not affected. Teacher working with student Some of the symptoms of learning disorders are Difficulty telling right from left Reversing letters, words, or numbers, after first or second grade Difficulties recognizing patterns or sorting items by size or shape Difficulty understanding and following instructions or staying organized Difficulty remembering what was just said or what was just read Lacking coordination when moving around Difficulty doing tasks with the hands, like writing, cutting, or drawing Difficulty understanding the concept of time Examples of learning disorders include Dyslexia – difficulty with reading Dyscalculia – difficulty with math Dysgraphia – difficulty with writing
Literacy delays are known to inhibit learning abilities as well as cause behaviour problems. Research studies indicate that literacy delays increase risks of a child dropping out from school. Literacy delays are also to blame for chronic unemployment and other socio-economic problems like poverty if left unchecked.
Children with a learning disability in writing, sometimes referred to as dysgraphia, have problems with handwriting, spelling, and composition. Their problems go far beyond just bad penmanship to the point at which their writing is illegible. It can take them a very long time to come up with a composition topic, and once they do, they can be slow at the act of writing. Spelling can be a problem and their writing can consist of short sentences that lack a theme or details. They typically don’t use strategies such as planning out their story, organizing the story, writing a rough draft, or editing.
Feeding and swallowing disorders can lead to health, learning, and social problems. Feeding disorders include problems with sucking, eating from a spoon, chewing, or drinking from a cup. Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh) are difficulties with moving food or liquid from the mouth, throat, or esophagus to the stomach. Feeding and swallowing disorders are often related to other medical conditions but may also occur without a known cause.
A language delay is a type of communication disorder. Your child may have a language delay if they don't meet the language developmental milestones for their age. Their language abilities may be developing at a slower rate than most children's. They may have trouble expressing themselves or understanding others.
Social communication disorder (SCD) is a condition that makes it hard to talk with other people. It's not a problem with speech. It's also not a problem with the mechanics of language, like pronouncing words and using grammar.