COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Little Talkers is now offering speech and language assessment and treatment via teletherapy. Teletherapy refers to the delivery of speech and language services via live video conferencing.  This allows you to receive the same quality of service, but from the safety of your home.  Please contact us for more details.


About Us

At Little Talkers,  we are dedicated to providing children with a FUN and stimulating therapy experience, using evidence-based approaches to treatment.  We strive to teach parents the skills they need to help their children become better communicators.

We serve clients who live in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, and surrounding areas.  Little Talkers also has clinicians who can provide home visits in the Niagara Region.

The choice is yours: treatment sessions are available at our office in Burlington, or at your child's home or daycare.


Get Face-to-Face

Get down on your child's level so that he or she can more easily pay attention to your face and the way your mouth is forming words.  It also helps YOU to pay attention to what your child is interested in and see when he or she is trying to send you a message.  This message could be in the form of a word, sound, or gesture (like pointing or showing you a toy).  Your child will love that you are paying attention to what he or she has to "say"!

Follow Your Child's Lead

Once you notice what your child is interested in or what he or she is trying to tell you, follow his or her lead. Respond enthusiastically to what your child is telling you. Join in and play with what he or she wants to play with, even if it's not something you thought he or she would have liked. The more your child enjoys playing and interacting with you, the more he or she will pay attention to you, and the more opportunities there are to learn language.

Interpret Your Child's Message

Even if your child is not talking yet, he may be communicating with you in a variety of ways. He or she may be pointing, gesturing, making sounds, or pulling you to things that he or she wants. To encourage your child to replace these non-verbal messages with words, you can interpret the message for him or her by saying a simple word or phrase that matches what he or she is trying to tell you. When you interpret, you want to say what your child would say "if he or she could". For example, if your child pulls you to a door because he wants you to open it, say "open!".