KidsAbility Blog

Norma Williams, a KidsAbility Speech-Language Pathologist, sits cross legged on the floor in a KidsAbility therapy room. Behind her on the wall are symbols to help encourage speech and she is pictured showing a young client a book.

Reading To Your Child Can Have Positive Impacts On Their Speech Development

By Emily Shaw 
Family Literacy Day is an annual event that’s celebrated every January 27th. It was started in 1999 to raise awareness about the importance of reading together as a family, encouraging speech-language skills in children from a young age. This year’s theme is Travel the World Together.

KidsAbility talks with Norma Williams, a Speech-Language Pathologist, on how she found herself working in her field, helping children say their first words, and tips on how to encourage reading in your home. 

Read more.... | January 2021 Blog Post


 

 Collage of a therapist using green screen technology in a jungle, the first client is welcomed back onsite by a therapist in PPE and a therapist provides physiotherapy to a young girl in a mask

A Thank-You to Our Community in A Most Uncommon Year  

By Linda Kenny
If you Google “big events in 2020” your search will return a very long and rather surprising list of everything that transpired around the globe this past year. It was such an uncommon year, that Oxford Dictionary had to amend their “Word of the Year” release to an entire report because there was no single word that could define this past year. For a year that left us speechless at times, it is ironic that it takes an entire report to define 2020.

Read more.... | December 2020 Blog Post


Photo collage of Megan Sherwin as a young girl running, playing hockey, swimming and standing in a Canada t-shirt wearing three medals 

#KidsTakeover: My Journey

By Megan Sherwin

I don’t think I would be where I am or who I am today without all the opportunities I received from the sport and recreational services available in my community. Through these experiences I’ve realized that one of my drives and passion is to show everyone that people like me can do anything that we want to do, all we need is an opportunity to show you.

Read more.... | November 2020 Blog Post