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The Language Express Communication Checkup makes it easy to check that your child’s development is on track, and to make a referral to Language Express if there are concerns.

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Attention Language Express Families

Are you interested in helping Language Express to plan for the future?

Language Express is looking for family representatives for our System Committee. The Language Express System Committee plans and coordinates speech and language services for children from birth to the end of Junior Kindergarten in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville counties. The System Committee includes representatives of all of the agencies that provide preschool speech and language services in LLG, and representatives of a number of other agencies that serve young children (education, special needs, early childhood programs, etc.).

Language Express Services During the Pandemic

Language Express provides both telepractice and in-person services. Your Language Express Speech-Language Pathologist will talk with you about what will work best for you and your child. Many families access both types of service. Please call the Language Express office for more information at 1-888-503-8885 or check out our Information for Newly Referred Parents.

The Whistle Stop Newsletter

Issue 37 – Speech and Language are not the same thing

Language Express Tip of the Week

Join in! When we join in children’s play and talk about what they are interested in, they really pay attention, and learn more language. Use action and describing words while you have fun playing outside, with toys, and at bath time.

Click here for more activity tips.

Language Express is a team of Speech-Language Pathologists, Communicative Disorders Assistants, and support staff working across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. We provide speech, language, and social communication assessment and therapy for children from birth to the end of Junior Kindergarten. Our services are funded by the Ontario government and are free for families.

We accept referrals for children from birth to November 30 of the year they enter Junior Kindergarten. Children referred before the deadline can continue to receive service until the end of Junior Kindergarten. Children must live in Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville counties.

Complete the Language Express Communication Checkup to determine whether or not your child needs help. You can also click below on “When to get help” or call our office at 1-888-503-8885 to ask questions or get more information.

  • If you are concerned about speech/language/hearing development.
  • If your child is not meeting all of the communication milestones for his or her age.
  • If your child’s speech and language skills have not improved over the past six months.
  • If your child is stuttering.
  • If your child’s voice sounds different to you.
  • If your child’s play or social interaction seems different from other children the same age.
  • If your child has a diagnosis such as cleft lip/palate, hearing loss, Autism or developmental delay.
  • If your child has a diagnosis such as hearing loss, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or developmental delay.

Complete the Language Express Communication Checkup. At the end of the checkup you will have the option to provide some contact information and make a referral directly online. You can also call our office at 1-888-503-8885 to make a referral. We accept referrals from parents/guardians, and from other referral sources (physicians, child care staff, and community professionals) with parental consent.

Coordinated Service Planning is available for families involved with more than one agency who would like help coordinating their child’s services. KidsInclusive is the lead agency for Coordinated Service Planning in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville. For more information, go to the KidsInclusive website or call the Language Express office.

1-888-503-8885 or 613-283-2742