Thank you for visiting KidCommunication.com, the website of Dana Prutschi, SLP.
Dana is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a practice focussed on children aged 0-12 years. If you are concerned about your child’s speech or language development, you are invited to call or e-mail Dana to discuss your concerns and arrange for an assessment.
Dana has years of experience assessing and treating children of all ages with a wide variety of speech and language concerns. Dana will come to your child’s home, school or daycare to conduct therapy sessions or you may accompany your child to Dana’s fully-equipped home-office in Thornhill, just north of Toronto.
Dana’s approach is multi-disciplinary in nature. Dana will work closely with your child’s existing professionals such as teachers, doctors, dentists and psychologists, to customize a therapy plan that suits their particular needs. Progress will be shared with these other professionals ensuring that your child’s health and development is being monitored across the complete spectrum.
In addition to working with your child’s health-care and educational professionals, Dana also spends a great deal of time with the parents / caregivers of the child. Parent-training is a critical component of any successful therapy plan as it is usually the parents who interact with the child the most. Dana will teach you strategies that you can use within your daily routine to reinforce the lessons being taught in therapy sessions. Dana has developed many creative ways to seamlessly incorporate speech exercises into routine activities such as mealtime or playtime. This dramatically increases the chances that your child will eagerly adopt the speech or language goals that have been set in therapy.