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SERVICES BY REGION 

Click on the region in which you are seeking in-person services. If you are near the border of another region, you may wish to view that region's listing. 

Annapolis

Antigonish

Cape Breton

Colchester

Cumberland

Digby

Guysborough

Halifax

Hants

Inverness

Kings

Lunenburg

Pictou

Queens

Richmond

Telepractice

INFORMATION ABOUT SERVICES

Listings will include information about ages and clinical areas served. Below is an explanation of some of the terms used.

Ages

 

Preschool: includes pre-primary

School-age: grades primary to 12

Adult: ages 18 to 64

Older adults: ages 65+

Clinical Areas: Children

Speech:

  • 'speech' refers to the speech sounds that make up words (e.g., 'boot' is made up of the sounds /b/ /u/ /t/)

  • includes speech sound development and delays/disorders such as difficulty making the /s/ sound

Motor speech:

  • 'motor speech disorders' are a category of speech disorders

  • includes childhood apraxia of speech and developmental dysarthria

Language:

  • 'language' refers to vocabulary and grammar; it includes expressive language (what a person says) and receptive language (what a person understands)

  • includes: language development, late language acquisition / 'late talkers', developmental language disorder, expressive and receptive language delays/disorders

Fluency:

  • includes stuttering, cluttering, and other fluency disorders

Aural rehabilitation:

  • refers to SLP services for children with speech and language difficulties due to hearing loss

Clinical Areas: Adults

Acquired brain injury:

  • includes stroke, traumatic brain injury, and concussion (mild TBI)

Neurodegenerative disorders:

  • includes conditions such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, ALS, primary progressive aphasia, Huntington's disease

Telepractice

'Telepractice' is a term used for services provided virtually. In speech-language pathology, this usually means videoconferencing using a platform that meets applicable privacy legislation (e.g., Zoom Healthcare). There are a number of different platforms that may be used that are compliant with Nova Scotian legislation. Some practices will do both assessment and treatment virtually; some will require an in-person visit for assessment but then provide treatment via telepractice.

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