Reading Foundations

Intensive Pre-literacy Programs

Pathways is offering preliteracy groups to assist children in developing strong foundational skills for learning how to read. These are designed for preschool to grade 2 students, and geared towards children who have speech and language delays/disorders, learning disabilities, or a family history of reading disorders (including dyslexia). Research indicates that the window of time for the most effective intervention is between preschool and grade 1. At Pathways, we strive to offer a proactive rather than reactive approach for those that fall within the “at risk” categories.

Preliteracy skills include rhyming, phonics, auditory recognition of sound, sound/word manipulation and segmentation and early spelling knowledge. Our groups are not intended to teach children to read or spell, rather to give them strong foundational skills so that they can become independent readers and spellers in the future.

Literacy groups are designed by Registered Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and Speech Language Assistants (SLA). Weekly group sessions are led by SLAs with consultation by an SLP. These sessions will run for 1 hour over a 10 week period. During the 10 week period, parents/guardians will be asked to attend one educational session led by an SLP. This session will focus on educational techniques to use at home with an opportunity for open group discussion for questions.

Approximately one month prior to the start, an SLP will have a 20 minute screening appointment with each child to ensure that your child is grouped appropriately. An important note, to ensure the best learning environment for each child, we will be suggesting group placements after the screenings have been completed.

Existing clients, please discuss with us if this can be done in a treatment session.

Eligibility

  • Must be able to attend and sit independently for 15 minutes in a group setting
  • Speaking in full phrases consistently
  • Must be toilet trained
  • Please contact us to book a screening to determine what level best suits your child

Dates

Intensive Pre-literacy Programs

Reading Foundations:
Preschool/Kindergarten Group
Cost: $750

For 10 weeks starting October 4, 2022
Group size is a minimum of 5, maximum of 8

Group 1: Tuesday’s, 11:00-12:00pm (max 6 kids)
Group 2: Tuesday’s, 1:00-2:00pm (max 6 kids)
Group 3: Tuesday’s, 2:15-3:15pm (max 6 kids)

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Intensive Pre-literacy Programs

Reading Foundations:
Grades 1–2
Cost: $750

For 10 weeks starting October 3, 2022
Group size is a minimum of 5, maximum of 8

Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

(Note: no class on October 10 and October 31)

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Fall Play & Language Groups

Play and language group sessions are run by Speech Language Assistants and/or Speech Language Pathologists with extensive experience. Our play and language groups are designed to provide early intervention to assist children with the early stages of play and social engagement, in addition to communication development within a fun and nurturing environment.

Led by Speech-Language Pathologists & Speech-Language Assistants

Dates

2-3 Year Old Play and
Language Groups
Thursdays – October 6 – December 8
Cost: $500

Group 1: 9:00-10:00 am (max 4 kids)
Group 2: 10:30-11:30 am (max 4 kids)

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3-4 Year Old Play and
Language Group
Mondays – October 3 – December 19
Cost $750

(Note: no class on October 10 or October 31)

Group 1: 10:00-11:30 am (max 4 kids)

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4-5 Year Old Play and

Language Group


Mondays – October 3 – December 19
Cost $750

(Note: no class on October 10 or October 31)

Group 1: 12:30-2:00 pm (max 4 kids)

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Speech Therapy Summer Camps

Group sessions and individual sessions are run by Speech Language Assistants and Speech Language Pathologists with extensive experience. Our camps are designed to provide intensive intervention to assist children with communication development during the summer months.

Each camper will participate in both small and large group activities designed to improve communication, attention, social interaction, fine and gross motor skills.

Campers will have fun learning and interacting with similar aged peers within a variety of activities based on weekly themes. Social communication and literacy skills will be practiced within individual treatment sessions, small group activities and large groups (maximum 10 campers).

Eligibility

Campers must be able to say a minimum of 20 words, follow simple routine directions and be able to sit and attend to a story for approximately 5 minutes. Children who are not toilet trained or are non-verbal may attend camp with an assistant.

Camp fees include

  • Individual and/or group therapy daily, targeting specific goals for each campers phonological awareness skills and social communication.
  • All camp materials and camp t-shirt.
  • Opportunity to connect with other children with similar speech skills.
  • Follow up consult with family and/or referring SLP.

Due to health regulations, campers must bring their own snacks and water bottle, full-day campers must bring their own lunch and snacks.

Camp Pricing

1/2 Day Camps $600.00 | Full Day $1100.00

Early bird pricing – half day camp $550 and full days $1000 until April 30

Payment is required to hold your spot in camp. Discounts apply to those registering for multiple weeks. Refunds will be offered should camp be canceled due to COVID 19 health restrictions, minus a $50 administration fee.

E-transfers can be sent to: info@pathwayspediatrics.ca

Mail cheque to: Pathways Pediatrics #130, 7220 Fisher Street SE. Calgary, AB. T2H 2H8

Or call 403-455-4072

COVID-19

We will be following the guidelines provided to us by ACSLPA (The Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologists) and by the Government of Alberta to ensure everyone’s safety. For more details please follow this link: https://alberta.ca/biz-connect.aspx.

Language & Literacy Summer Camps

Camp Dates

Language and Literacy Camps
3–7 Year Old: July 4 – 8

Group 1: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (half day)
Group 2: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (half day)
Group 3: 9:00 am-4:00 pm (full day)

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Language and Literacy Camps
3–7 Year Old: July 25 – 29

Group 4: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (half day) Full
Group 5: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (half day)
Group 6: 9:00 am-4:00 pm (full day) Full

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Language and Literacy Camp
8–12 Year Old: August 22–26

Group 7: 9:00 am-4:00 pm (full day) Full

Class Full

Apraxia & Motor Speech Summer Camps
Designed for Children Ages 3-12 Years

Please Note: 8–12 Year Old Group: 9am-4pm (full day) August 22-26 only

Therapy at Pathways Apraxia and Motor Speech Camps will be provided by Speech Language Pathologists, Graduate Level Clinicians and by Tanya Sloane, Speech Language Pathologist, “Recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training and Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech.”

Each camper will participate in both small and large group activities designed to improve communication, attention, social interaction, and literacy skills. Campers will have the opportunity to practice skills with similarly aged peers.

Therapeutic approaches will be based on evidence based treatment techniques and will be individualized to meet the needs of each camper.

Children with the following diagnosis may attend: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), mild, moderate or severe phonological disorder, dysarthria, suspected CAS, motor speech disorder unspecified.

Camp Dates

Apraxia Camps
3-7 Year Old: July 11-15

Group 1:

3-7 Year Old: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (half day) Full
Group 2:

3-7 Year Old: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (half day)
Group 3:
3-7 Year Old: 9:00 am-4:00 pm (full day) Full

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Apraxia Camps
3-7 Year Old: July 18–22

Group 4:
3-7 Year Old: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (half day) Full
Group 5:

3-7 Year Old: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (half day)

Group 6:

3-7 Year Old: 9:00 am-4:00 pm (full day) Full

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Apraxia Camps
3-7 Year Old: August 15–19

Group 7:
3-7 Year Old: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (half day) Full
Group 8:
3-7 Year Old: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (half day)
Group 9:
3-7 Year Old: 9:00 am-4:00 pm (full day) Full

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Apraxia Camps
3-7 Year Old: August 22–26

Group 10:

3-7 Year Old: 9:00 am-12:00 pm (half day) Full
Group 11:
3-7 Year Old: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (half day) Full
Group 12:

8-12 Year Old: 9:00 am-4:00 pm (full day) Full

Classes Full

2 Year Old Play & Language Groups

Play and language group sessions are run by Speech Language Assistants and/or Speech Language Pathologists with extensive experience. Our 2 year old groups are designed to provide early intervention to assist children with the early stages of play and social engagement, in addition to communication development within a fun and nurturing environment.

Led by Speech-Language Pathologists & Speech-Language Assistants

Dates

2 Year Old Play and
Language Groups
August 2–5
Cost: $250

Group 1: 9:30 am-10:30 am (max 4 kids)
Group 2: 11:00 am-12:00 pm (max 4 kids)

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Eligibility

  • Children must be able to say a *minimum of 5 words, follow simple routine directions and easily redirected. Parents must stay close by but are not required to attend the group sessions.
University of Western Ontario Health Sciences

 

Pathways is proud to partner with the University of Western Ontario to provide clinical training and education to students. Student Clinicians may join Certified and Registered Speech Language Pathologists at camp during both individual and group treatment sessions.