Private Speech Therapy Services for Children & Families in Calgary
Providing comprehensive speech evaluations to determine which sounds your child is having trouble producing. Therapy is based on evidence based practice combined with child-led play and activities to create engaging and fun ways to help your child develop age appropriate speech sounds.
Communication skills are essential for your child to communicate wants and needs, play with friends, engage with family, and participate in learning and school. We work with preschool aged children who are experiencing difficulty understanding and/or using language. We provide comprehensive assessments and therapy sessions to support the development of functional communication skills.
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs are best treated with a multi-disciplinary approach, including an ENT, dentist and/or orthodontist. We work closely with team members to support children with OMDs and Speech Difficulties to deliver a holistic approach to treatment.
Meet Rae Anne
Owner and Speech Language Pathologist
Rae-Anne Kerr, MSc, R.SLP, S-LP(C) received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from U of A and Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Dalhousie University in Halifax. She has supported individuals of all ages across a variety of settings, including in-patient hospitals, schools, preschools and the community. She recently became a myofunctional therapist to gain further skills to support her clients.
She takes a collaborative and whole-person approach to her services. She knows that parents know their children best, so she works with families to support her clients.
She has an empathetic, fun and creative personality that engages her clients to meet their communication goals. She believes in building connections with her clients so that therapy is individualized and relevant to meet functional outcomes. She also believes that children learn best when they are engaged and playing. Play is her favourite language!
Rae-Anne lives in Calgary with her husband, two sons and a Beagle named Bernie. She loves to travel with her family and recently took the kids backpacking to Europe. When she is not doing all things SLP, you can find her baking bread, running and hosting dinner for her friends.
Reach out via email or phone call. SLP will schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns to determine if an assessment is recommended. If so, an initial consultation will be scheduled with you.
Evaluations consist of assessments, clinical observations, and parent interviews. A detailed summary of findings and our recommendations will be shared with parents, and together we will develop your child's therapy plan.
Your child will begin their individualized therapy plan based on their specific goals and needs. Written session notes will be provided after every session in addition to home practice materials and suggestions.
Calgary West SLP has recently opened a new office in the SW community of Wentworth. All assessments and therapy will be delivered here. Details of the office will be shared with you when you book your initial appointment.
Online therapy is available for children who reside in Alberta.
The current fee is $150/hour which includes assessment, therapy, report writing, consultations, professional meetings and goal planning.
Invoices are provided at month end. Payment is via e-transfer only at this time. A detailed receipt is provided which can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement for those with private insurance.
If it is determined that your child would benefit from therapy, you will be directed to create an account on the online portal. You will be able to book/change appointments, view invoices, view upcoming sessions and view all session notes securely through this portal.
Please note, this service is only for existing clients.
Rae-Anne has been a part of our family and our therapy team for 3 years now. She is so kind, caring and compassionate. Our son jumps for joy when he sees her and can’t wait to start playing and learning! We wouldn’t be where we are today without her. She helped us navigate the process of getting a diagnosis for our son and has guided us through determining what his needs are. She taught us how to play with our son, engage and meaningfully interact with him as well as provided us with tools for his social interaction skills. We continue to work on his language development and have made significant progress with our non verbal communication skills with her help. She helps us crush our goals and she continues to bring new and exciting ideas to each therapy session. She keeps our son engaged with her amazing bubbly personality, expressive face and loving heart. She is the reason he continues to make progress everyday and is the reason he is where he is today! We can not thank her enough for her patience, innovative ideas and strategies, she has truly impacted our son and family in so many ways!