Supporting Children With Speech Sound Disorders During COVID-19 Restrictions: Technological Solutions.
Language development at 5-8 years sees children learning more and longer words. They can make more complex sentences and are better at pronouncing words too.
While children have been resilient in terms of COVID-19, experts warn of mental, physical, and developmental problems that could arise from delays and isolation caused by COVID-19.
Speech-language pathologists can provide parents with useful tools in five strategy categories. These tools can then be incorporated into everyday routines.
A group that works with students with special needs is concerned that changes to the government's funding formula could impact the quality of the supports they provide.
The Calgary Board of Education has issued layoff notices to speech language pathologists and speech language assistants. Carolyn Kury de Castillo reports on concerns being raised by therapists and education advocates.