Winnie Shum Speech Therapy!
Our priority is to provide our clients and families with exceptional and client-focused care. Please browse the site to learn more about our services.
My name is Winnie Shum
I am a tri-lingual (English, Mandarin, Cantonese) speech-language pathologist registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO) and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). I am passionate about supporting my clients and their families wherever they are in their journey. My areas of expertise include Autism Spectrum Disorder, articulation and phonological delays, expressive and receptive language delays, social communication, parent training and much more. I have worked in various settings including private clinics, preschool speech and language programs, children’s treatment centers and schools.
The Hanen Centre – It Takes Two to Talk®, More Than Words®, Talkability®, Target Word®
The Lidcombe Program
What We Offer
Virtual speech and language assessments (1 hour + written report + treatment plan)
Virtual speech and language therapy (45 minutes or 1 hour options available)
In-home speech and language assessments (1 hour + written report + treatment plan)
In-home speech and language therapy (45 minutes or 1 hour options available)
Available on a case-by-case basis.
Rates are within the recommended range set by the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). Available payment methods include: e-transfer, cheque and cash.
Please contact for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO ARE SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS (SLP)?SLPs are experts in the following areas: Understanding language (e.g.: following directions, answering questions) Using language (e.g.: vocabulary, grammar) Speech sound production Social communication Literacy Fluency Voice and resonance Cognitive communication (e.g.: memory, reading recall) Feeding and swallowing Augmentative and alternative communication (e.g.: picture communication books and technology) And much more!
HOW DO I KNOW MY CHILD NEEDS SPEECH THERAPY?Here are a few speech and language milestones to make note of… At 6-9 months, babies should begin to babble At 1 year, first words begin to appear At 18 months, a child should use 20-50 words to communicate At 2 years, a child should be using some two-word phrases (e.g.: ‘Eat cookie’) At 3 years, a child should use sentences and be understood 75-100% of the time Communication should always be intentional! For more speech and language milestones.
HOW FREQUENT ARE SPEECH THERAPY TREATMENT SESSIONS?Frequency and duration of therapy varies from client to client. After initial assessment, the clinician will determine individualized treatment goals and will work together with the family to determine a plan, including the frequency and duration of treatment sessions.
IS SPEECH THERAPY COVERED BY OHIP?Speech Therapy is NOT covered by OHIP. However, if your child is aged 4 and under, they may be eligible for free services through government-funded speech and language programs (up until August 31 of the year they are eligible to enter Junior Kindergarten). Please click below for more information on the programs in your geographical area: Toronto Area York Region Durham Region Peel, Halton, Dufferin Regions In addition, families may be eligible for some coverage through extended health care plans (e.g.: employer benefit plans).
IS A DOCTOR'S REFERRAL REQUIRED?Doctor's referrals are not required for speech therapy services. Parents are able to self-refer their child for services. However, at times, additional testing or services requiring a doctor’s referral may be warranted (e.g., developmental assessment, ear-nose-throat doctor). This would be discussed with you if required.
DO YOU PROVIDE IN-PERSON SERVICES?Telepractice will continue to be offered as the primary service delivery model due to the ongoing pandemic. In-person services are limited and may be offered on a case-by-case basis.