Preschool Speech and Language Services are managed at TVCC.
Grey Bruce (GB) Preschool Speech and Language services are provided in Grey and Bruce counties by TVCC.
tykeTALK Preschool Speech and Language services are provided in Middlesex, Oxford, and Elgin counties by TVCC, Western University and Woodstock Hospital.
NOTE: If you are looking for Speech Therapy, please scroll down and click "BACK" and instead choose "Preschool Speech and Language Services".
ACS provides assessment and consultation services for children and youth up to their 18th birthday, who are unable to communicate effectively using speech or writing.
Referral Readiness “Who is ready for a referral to ACS?”
Face-to-Face Communication: Individuals who are non-verbal or not understood and are purposefully using 20+ symbols* for their every-day communication needs. A child’s use of symbols indicates a willingness and understanding of the need to supplement their current communication and is a predictor of successful use of technology.
Face-to-Face Communication – Access: Individuals who are non-verbal or not understood and have difficulty physically reaching or pointing to symbols which impacts the number of symbols they use to communicate. Individuals must have known preferences and be using symbols to intentionally communicate.
Writing: Individuals who have a physical disability which affects their ability to write and/or type. Individuals have the literacy skills to write and have home writing needs but are not able to use paper and pencil and are not able to use a standard keyboard or mouse.
Consultation Session: A consultation session is an opportunity for you and other team members (e.g. SLP, OT, Educator) to discuss your child’s communication skills and possible next steps to further develop their use of symbols or communication skills.
*Why is using 20 symbols important?
For more information about Augmentative Communication Services: https://www.tvcc.on.ca/service/augmentative-communication
Autism & Behavioural services are available to clients and families who are registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and have been given an OAP Client Reference Number.
If you are not yet registered, please click here: Ontario Autism Program Registration
Looking for a Diagnosis?
If you are looking for information on how to get a diagnostic assessment - a referral to the ASD Diagnostic Hub - West Region or a another provider is needed. Please click here for more information on getting a diagnosis: https://www.tvcc.on.ca/resource/autism-diagnosis-information-helpful-contacts
Services Available for Free
Foundational Family Services consist of a broad range of information, education and consultative services to help families support their child's ongoing learning and development. To sign up for upcoming events please click here: https://www.tvcc.on.ca/service/foundational-family-services
Caregiver - Mediated Early Years (C-MEY) programs support families with young children ages 12 months to 48 months (4years). This 3-6 month program uses a play-based, "caregiver-mediated" approach so that young children can learn new skills and meet individual goals. Programs are free of charge and available for up to six months per child. Eligible children will receive a letter from the Ministry inviting them to this program.
Services Available for Purchase
Do you receive Interim One-Time Funding (IOTF) OR Core Clinical Services (CCS) funding for your child?
Core Clinical Services at TVCC currently offers 4 different individual and group treatment program options for purchase. Children and youth receive a combination of behavioural, speech and occupational therapy services that targets their identified needs and goals.
NOTE:In Lambton, Chatham-Kent and Essex counties, TVCC staff will work with the local Children’s Treatment Centres to support a multidisciplinary approach to treatment.