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Speech and language therapy is an important field in rehabilitative healthcare. FSHN is proud to be one of the first institutions to provide speech and language therapy in the region. Our therapists have introduced a new standard of excellence within the field by implementing a multi-disciplinary approach to the management and treatment of a vast array of disorders and conditions. They collaborate with physicians, nurses, psychologists, audiologists, physical and occupational therapists, educators and parents, to ensure a holistic approach to speech and language therapy interventions.

We offer a wide range of services to patients of all ages - from infants to the elderly. Our therapists diagnose and treat disorders related to expressive-receptive language, speech, and swallowing. Our bespoke treatment plans are based on each patient’s needs, while offering group therapy and family support, as needed.

Following the initial screening process, interview, and assessment of the patient’s specific condition, our therapists work with patients to develop the treatment plan. We also provide follow-up sessions to ensure proper generalization and maintenance of target behaviors.

Our services address a wide range of issues, including:

  • Speech disorders, including articulation, fluency, phonation, resonance and voice disorders
  • Language disorders, including receptive-expressive language phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, language processing, pre-literacy and phonological awareness
  • Cognition, including attention memory, problem solving, and executive functions
  • Dysphagia (swallowing), including chewing, swallowing delay and aspiration
  • Voice disorders, both organic and functional
  • Sensory awareness, for communication and dysphagia
  • Stuttering
  • Motor speech disorders (dysarthria apraxia)
  • Aphasia
  • Anomia (naming difficulties)
  • Genetic disorders, such as autism spectrum disorders and down syndrome
  • Developmental delay
  • Craniofacial anomalies, such as cleft palate
  • Language delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Laryngectomies
  • Tracheostomies
  • Parkinson's disease

At Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) , we are fully aware that rehabilitative therapy can be overwhelming for a young child. Therefore, our considerate specialists do their best to treat children with tender care and patience, working hard to make the therapy experience pleasant and fun for the child. The Center offers one-to-one and group sessions, as well as complete assessments and treatments out of the center. We work with children, as well as their parents and caregivers, to evaluate and treat a broad range of complex needs and conditions.

Our therapists work towards developing a child’s overall communication skills, including the understanding and use of language, speech intelligibility (sound production,  articulation), fluency and speech patterns (phonation, resonance, pitch, intonation, voice); as well as treating feeding and swallowing difficulties, and working to improve overall social communication skills.

Using a compassionate, effective, and science-based approach, our trained SLPs provide assistance and support to students with all types of learning difficulties (including those with cochlear implants). They start assessing the students’ linguistic and academic skills in English, Arabic and French (depending on the language and curriculum of their schools), and then develop the treatment plans that work best for them. In addition to individual sessions, students can also benefit from group sessions where they engage with peers who have similar issues.

We offer a broad range of treatments, including:

  • Speech difficulties, including articulation, phonation, fluency, resonance, and voice
  • Language problems, including receptive and expressive language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, language processing, pre-literacy, and phonological awareness
  • Fluency disorders
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants and children

How old are the children you treat?

Our team treats children of all ages from birth to the age of 18. After this age, adults are treated by our adult therapy team. In some cases, however, young adults can proceed with their care programs at CERC after the age of 18 if it is thought to be more helpful for their case.

Do your clinicians speak both Arabic and English?

Most of our clinicians speak more than one language, including Arabic and English. We are also able to provide translation services if required. Please call our Center for more information

My child needs therapy. Is treatment affordable?

Our services are based on particularly-tailored treatment plans, and fees are estimated according to the requirements of each plan. So, we can only provide a more accurate estimation of cost after assessing the child’s needs and identifying the related treatment program.

Children who need multiple interventions and those who have previously received treatment at CERC can be offered lower prices.

However, as a non-profit organization, FSHN is committed to ensuring that all children have access to the required treatment, regardless of their families’ financial situation. After conducting a financial assessment, children, whose families have financial need, can get the required treatment at a greatly reduced cost.

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