By the first year your child should be babbling and beginning to imitate sounds, understand simple instructions such as stand up or don’t touch. By the age of 2, they are using about 50-150 words and start combining words like “more cookie”. If these milestones are not being met, you may want to consider speech therapy for your child.
When children have speech challenges it can impact their ability to communicate effectively. Our speech therapists will assess and develop a plan alongside our BCBA. Whether you are enrolled in our ABA programs or not, we can help! Sessions are typically set up at the centre and are one hour in length.
- Speech delays
Inaam (Nima) Sahar is an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist, registered with the College of Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist of Ontario (CASLPO) and certified as a Hanen Speech-Language Pathologist. Nima has over 15 years of experience working with children with special needs; including Autism, Motor Speech, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delays and Hearing Loss.
Having ran a number of “More Than Words” parent training programs, Nima has extensive experience in coaching and empowering parents who have children with Autism to use the communication strategies to support their children develop their communication skills within their daily routines.
Nima completed a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature at Bethlehem University followed by a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Al-Quds University and University of Toronto. Nima has accepted a Status-Only position with the Speech-Language Pathology Department at the University of Toronto, where she is a Clinical Educator for Speech-Language Pathology students. Nima fluently speaks English and Arabic and can run assessment and therapy sessions in both languages.