As part of the Early Abilities Preschool Speech and Language Program, Strides provides support to children with speech and language concerns in the east service area of the City of Toronto.
Early Abilities offers the following services to children from birth until they are eligible to start full day kindergarten: assessment, consultation to parents and community-based children’s programs, parent training and information sessions, consultation and training for caregivers and other professionals; group and individual speech and language intervention, and referral to a wide range of child and family services in the community.
The program supports the communication skill development of preschool-age children. The mission of the Early Abilities Preschool Speech and Language program is to provide exemplary identification and intervention services, responsive to cultural and linguistic diversity, in partnership with community agencies, to enable all preschool children in Toronto to reach their highest communication potential.
The type and duration of service provided is determined based on child’s level of communication functioning, and in conjunction with caregivers’ preferences for service plan options. Services may range from consultation every few months to participation in weekly therapy sessions that typically are offered once a week for approximately 6 weeks.
Dorset Park Community Hub
1911 Kennedy Road, Suite 105
Malvern Family Resource Centre
90 Littles Road
120 Middlefield Road
East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club
100 Galloway Road
West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre
2555 Eglinton Ave E