Wee Talk Speech and Language

September 8, 2020: Wee Talk services have been reduced due to COVID-19. For those who have already had an in-person assessment, one-time phone consultations with a speech pathologist have been offered when possible. Wee Talk has a large number of clients who have been waiting for services and, going forward, we will be contacting as many clients as possible to schedule virtual or phone appointments. There may be significant delays and/or sudden suspensions in service due to COVID-19 response, and we appreciate your patience as you wait to hear from us. If your child is receiving Wee Talk services at one of our partner agencies, please contact them directly (links are below). Otherwise, please call 1-800-265-7293 ext 4676 for more information. You can also find helpful resources and free webinars to support children at home on the Wee Talk section of our website.


From February 1, 2021, Wee Talk will no longer accept referrals for children born in 2017. New clients born in 2017 referred prior to February 1, 2021 will be offered a minimum of one assessment and home program. A transition to school will also be supported at the request of parents and caregivers. Going forward, Wee Talk will no longer provide any service for children eligible for junior kindergarten. Exisiting clients will continue to be supported by Wee Talk until the summer prior to their entry to JK. Services may be limited due to the impact of the COVID-19 response by Wee Talk healthcare agencies.

About the program

The Wee Talk Speech and Language Program is the free preschool speech and language service system in Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph. Wee Talk offers assessment, support and therapy to children from birth to school entry with speech and language difficulties.

Wee Talk is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and is delivered by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health together with our Wee Talk partners.

Wee Talk is committed to equitable service for all children across the preschool speech and language system. We make sure each child has the same response time for their initial visit, and can access the same pathways to service, evaluation and therapy.

What we do

Wee Talk offers:

  • Information about how babies and young children learn to communicate and talk
  • Information for parents about how they can help children with communication, speech and language
  • Assessments of all communication skills
  • Home programming
  • Parent and caregiver education and training
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Consultative services (in daycares)
  • Transition to school support (JK/SK)
  • Public education

Who we are

Speech-Language Pathologists
Wee Talk’s speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are licensed by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Speech-language pathologists assess your child and provide parent education, group, or individual therapy, depending on your child’s needs. 

Communicative Disorders Assistants
Wee Talk’s communicative disorders assistants (CDAs) provide therapy under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist. CDAs can deliver individual or group therapy, provide home programming and offer clinical support to SLPs during assessment and therapy.

Wee Talk Staff
The Wee Talk team also includes a manager, a program administrator and a program assistant. All of our partner sites have administrative staff.

Wee Talk is a partnership of agencies that provide speech and language services to families with preschool children in Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph.

Wee Talk Partners: