Making a Referral

Parents can refer children directly to tykeTALK by calling our Intake Coordinator. Our Intake Coordinator will gather information from you regarding your child’s speech and language development and concerns. Before you call, it will be helpful to have information available regarding your child’s development, both speech and other areas.

This process will take less than ½ hour. It is important because the information about your child will help the Speech- Language Pathologist to be ready with appropriate assessment materials when you and your child come for the assessment.

The Intake Coordinator will provide you with information on the locations of our service provider agencies and will discuss with you the most convenient location. Although we try to schedule assessments as quickly as possible, because of the great demand for our services, there might be a wait of up to eight weeks for an assessment. Assessment appointments are scheduled Monday to Friday usually between 9am and 5pm and take place at the service provider agency.

Once you have spoken with our Intake Coordinator, you will receive a letter in the mail with a map and address of the service provider agency where you will be going for the assessment. In the letter, you will also receive a parent questionnaire called the FOCUS. Please complete this and bring it with you to the assessment appointment. This questionnaire provides additional information to the Speech-Language Pathologist who will be assessing your child.

You can make a referral using our Online Referral Form or you can call: 519-663-0273 or Toll Free: 1877-818-TALK. Our Intake Coordinator is also able to take referrals in French.

 
 

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