Little Spark Speech Services

Little Spark Speech Services Lauren Komarnicki, R.SLP | Speech and Language therapy for children ages 2 and up in Edmonton, Alberta.

Swipe to read some of the speech and language milestones expected for 1-3 year olds! 🗣️Is your little one meeting these ...
05/13/2024

Swipe to read some of the speech and language milestones expected for 1-3 year olds! 🗣️

Is your little one meeting these marks? Are you unsure and want a professional opinion? Remember, it’s never too late to speak to a Speech Language Pathologist about your concerns 😊

Wishing I was still doing speech on the beach… 🏝️😍 Beautiful photos taken by      🌊
05/06/2024

Wishing I was still doing speech on the beach… 🏝️😍 Beautiful photos taken by

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Can you believe it’s MAY?! May is National Speech and Hearing month 🗣️👂 SLPs and Audiologists dedicate this time to rais...
05/03/2024

Can you believe it’s MAY?! May is National Speech and Hearing month 🗣️👂 SLPs and Audiologists dedicate this time to raising awareness about communication health!

We will be sharing tidbits of information with you throughout the month of May. If you want to learn more about Speech and Hearing Month, we suggest that you visit speechandhearing.ca

Back at home in Edmonton after a loooong day of travel yesterday. I’m missing the Speech Cruise life already 👄 🏝️ Take m...
04/16/2024

Back at home in Edmonton after a loooong day of travel yesterday. I’m missing the Speech Cruise life already 👄 🏝️ Take me back!! 💛

Feeling inspired, grateful, and refreshed after attending the  Speech Cruise! Getting to meet and learn from wonderful S...
04/15/2024

Feeling inspired, grateful, and refreshed after attending the Speech Cruise! Getting to meet and learn from wonderful Speech Language Pathologists from all around the world… while getting my tan/snorkel on in the Caribbean… was an incredible experience that I will never forget! I’m excited to put the new therapy strategies and approaches I learned into practice 😊🏝️⚓️

Our first Summer Camp is only TWO weeks away!! 👏 Registration will be CLOSING on Friday, June 23rd for our July 4th - Ju...
06/20/2023

Our first Summer Camp is only TWO weeks away!! 👏 Registration will be CLOSING on Friday, June 23rd for our July 4th - July 20th camp. You can fill out our registration form online at www.sayandplaytherapy.ca/contact ☀️

We hope all the wonderful father figures out there had a great Father’s Day today! We work with many amazing fathers tha...
06/19/2023

We hope all the wonderful father figures out there had a great Father’s Day today! We work with many amazing fathers that do so much to help their little ones! 😎🧡

06/10/2023

There are less than 4 weeks until our first camp starts!! 👏 Registration is still open for the July 4 - 20th AND July 25 - August 10th camps.

Go to www.sayandplaytherapy.ca to register! 🌤️

06/10/2023

5 reasons why Speech and Occupational therapy in a Group setting can be beneficial for children:

- Kids can practice their skills in a realistic, social setting that may mimic their school, home, or community environment.

- Your child will have the opportunity interact with other kids while engaging in fun activities and potentially form new friendships!

- Your child has a chance to learn from their peers in the group, and the peers may learn from your child as well!

- Group Speech and Occupational therapy is often more affordable than individual therapy.

- Your child is still receiving guidance and support from registered professionals!

06/08/2023

SUMMER is (practically) here ☀️ and we are accepting new clients!

If you are looking for Speech and Language services for your child this summer in Edmonton, please check out our website and send us a message.

We are also very excited to be running an OT/SLP Summer Camp with FUNctional mOTion 4 Kids in Downtown Edmonton July 4th - 20th and July 24th - August 10th. Check out if you are interested in our camp!

Speech therapist

05/31/2023

Meet our OT and SLP! 👋

Chris is the director of FUNctional mOTion 4 Kids in Edmonton. She is a Registered Occupational Therapist who has been practicing for over 20 years! Her pediatric experience lies in the areas of developmental delays, genetic and coordination disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Lauren is the director of Little Spark Speech Services in Edmonton. She is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist with over 4 years of experience working with children of all ages with developmental delays, genetic syndromes, and ASD.

Chris and Lauren decided to collaborate to give children an opportunity to practice a combination of speech, language, and OT skills in a group setting. Thus, Say and Play Therapy was born! 😊

Both clinicians value the importance of a play-based therapy approach, functional goal setting, and collaborating with families and other health care professionals to help children achieve their goals.

Chris and Lauren are looking forward to running Say and Play Summer Camp this July and August! ☀️🕶️

Let’s talk about DRESS UP and how great this game can be for practicing a variety of speech and language skills! 👕👖👗Play...
05/30/2023

Let’s talk about DRESS UP and how great this game can be for practicing a variety of speech and language skills! 👕👖👗

Playing dress-up is a fun way to work on using pronouns (he/she/they), first words (on/off, want, all done) expanding vocabulary (naming pieces of clothing, or occupations since the pictured dress-up is career themed!), following directions, answering “wh” questions (“Who wants to wear blue shorts?”, “What does a fireman do?”), and more!!

I picked up this magnetic Career Dress-Up set from Walmart a couple months ago and it is excellent!👌

Happy Mother’s Day!! 💐😊 We hope everyone enjoys this beautiful, sunny day and gets the opportunity to spend some quality...
05/14/2023

Happy Mother’s Day!! 💐😊

We hope everyone enjoys this beautiful, sunny day and gets the opportunity to spend some quality time with family!

We value the mothers we work with at Little Spark and appreciate everything they do to support their little ones! 😊

We are thrilled that Spring is finally in the air! These have been 5 of our favorite books to read with our prek - early...
04/18/2023

We are thrilled that Spring is finally in the air! These have been 5 of our favorite books to read with our prek - early elementary kids so far this Spring:

- “We’re Going On a Nature Hunt” by Steve Metzger

- “Where is Maisy?” by Lucy Cousins

- “Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt” by Kate Messner

- “The Very Busy Spider” by Eric Carle

- “Poke-a-Dot Old MacDonald’s Farm” from Melissa and Doug

There are TONS of early speech and language goals that can be targeted while reading books like these with your child. Stay tuned for an upcoming post to learn more! 📖🐝💐

Wishing everyone a happy Easter long weekend! 🐣🐰
04/09/2023

Wishing everyone a happy Easter long weekend! 🐣🐰

Here are some ways you can support the autistic community this month (and always!) ♾️1) Educate yourself about autism an...
04/06/2023

Here are some ways you can support the autistic community this month (and always!) ♾️

1) Educate yourself about autism and how to be inclusive of autistic and other neurodiverse people. One of our favourite Instagram pages for autism info is !

2) Listen and show your support for autistic storytellers and content creators. Some of our favourites are and 😊

3) Use symbols such as the rainbow 🌈, infinity symbol ♾️, or the colour red to show your support, and NOT “light it up blue” or the puzzle piece. Blue is the colour of Autism Speaks, a corporation that uses their known platform to portray a stigma against autistic people. The puzzle piece symbol also has a negative association - autism is not a “puzzle” needing to be solved.

4) Donate to a charity such as or .autism.network that work to assist and advocate for autistic individuals ❤️

Hello, April! ♾️         💛
04/03/2023

Hello, April! ♾️ 💛

💡👏 Early language exposure is extremely important! I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “children are like sponges” 🧽 From b...
03/21/2023

💡👏 Early language exposure is extremely important!

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “children are like sponges” 🧽 From birth (and even in the womb!) children are absorbing all the language they hear and see!

Therefore, ensuring that you are talking, playing, and reading with your child lots throughout each day will help set them up for success as they move from infancy to toddler age and then school age 😊

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 🍀 Check out some of the themed activities we’ve been doing with our kids this week: 🌈 Rainbow ...
03/17/2023

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! 🍀

Check out some of the themed activities we’ve been doing with our kids this week:

🌈 Rainbow paper plate craft
🌈 March Prepositions Words worksheet created by “The Speech Bubble”
🌈 Basic Language Concepts BOOM Card created by “Play and Learn Resources”
🌈 Coins to “hunt for gold” around the room! 💰

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Edmonton, AB

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+17806605763

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