Cause & Effect Foundation is an Early Intervention Program. We deliver speech and/or language intervention services to pre-school children who have a diagnosis of Mild/Moderate or Moderate Language Delay. Both programs are delivered primarily in the child’s daycare, within Calgary and surrounding communities.
Mild/Moderate funding is an Alberta Education Grant that supports children aged 3 years 8 months as of August 31st and less than 6 years as of September 1st. Children may be eligible for a maximum of two years of funding support, the second year must be their kindergarten year.
Moderate Language Delay funding is also an Alberta Education Grant. It supports children aged 2 years 8 months as of August 31st and less than 6 years on September 1st. Children may be eligible for a maximum of three years that must include their kindergarten year.
Both programs require a minimum number of qualified educational program hours as set out by Alberta Education.
Cause & Effect provides a fully trained Speech Therapy Assistant (STA) who works one-on-one, weekly, with your child. The individualized program plan (IPP) developed for your child will target specific areas of need as determined by a skilled pediatric Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in collaboration with a certificated Teacher. The (IPP) is overseen by the Teacher who also works one-on-one with your child to support the development of school readiness skills.
The activities provided are play-based and build on each child’s strengths and interests. Weekly teaching sessions run from October to June. Children HAVE FUN while developing their skills!