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<div class="ExternalClass2C4CD4A1B8D944BAA0FE188D98E234B5"><p></p></div><p></p><p>Vancouver Coastal Health's Early Childhood Speech-Language Pathologists are committed to making sure children aged 0-5 years reach their full speech, language, and communication potential.</p><p>Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) use a variety of activities to help children learn new speech and language skills. During the first appointment the S-LP will evaluate how well a child is talking and listening. The S-LP looks at: pronunciation, how well the tongue and lips move, how children understand and use language, and if there any voice, hearing, or stuttering problems.</p><p>In the therapy sessions the S-LP will:</p><p></p><ul><li><p>Show parents how to help children learn better ways to talk<br></p></li><li><p>Play games and use books and toys as fun ways to help children learn<br></p></li><li><p>Check children's progress in communication skills as they grow and develop<br></p></li></ul><p></p><p></p><p>S-LPs may go to childcare centres and community settings to provide support to teachers and help children communicate better with friends.</p><p></p><p></p><p>These services are free-of-charge.  Children entering kindergarten can be referred to a Speech-Language Pathologist at their school.</p>132 West Esplanade(604) 983-6839(604) 983-6700V7M 1A2BC<div class="ExternalClass651E82C6A74F4AE5BAD94F62642B1BA1"><div><p>​Elevator available.</p></div></div>49.3118258,-123.08040790000001<div class="ExternalClassB7BD3C03C2EA4ED8BC562254F3D07BEA"><div><p>Anyone who has concerns about a child's speech, language, voice or fluency can refer the child to our speech and language services, with the parents' consent.</p><p>After referral, a Speech-Language Pathologist will assess each child. This assessment will help identify the child's speech, language, and communication needs, as well as the type of therapy and information needed.</p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1573" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />​Speech and Language Services - North Shore Referral Form</a></p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassF66E1DE6341746D19B82C042E485B1E2"><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-909">Developmental chart for hearing and speech checklist</a></li><li><a href="http://www.yourlibrary.ca/kids/speakread.cfm">Speak, read, succeed interactive checklist - Richmond Public Library </a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-910">Brochure: Your child's 18-month checklist</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-911">Brochure: Milestones for Speech and Language Development - Birth to 5 Years</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-913">Brochure: Baby Talk</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-914">Brochure: Early Language</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-915">Brochure: Help Your Preschooler's Language Grow</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-916">Brochure: Keep Your First Language</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-928">Brochure: Peer to Peer Interactions – Strategies</a></li><li><a href="https://vch.eduhealth.ca/en/viewer?file=/media/VCH/GK/GK.300.T45.pdf">Brochure: Screen Time and the Young Child</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-926">Brochure: Speaking in Sentences</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-925">Brochure: Speech Language Pathology - When Do You Refer Your Preschooler</a></li><li><a href="https://vch.eduhealth.ca/en/viewer?file=/media/VCH/FM/FM.240.5.S644.pdf">Brochure: Speech Sound Development</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-923">Brochure: Starting to Use Words</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-922">Brochure: Stuttering</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-921">Brochure: Talking to Your Baby is Important</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-920">Brochure: The 3 Year Old Asks</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-918">Brochure: The Two-Year-Old Talks</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-919">Brochure: Verbal Reasoning - Making Sense</a></li><li><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-917">Brochure: What if My Child is Having Trouble Communicating? - A Speech Language Pathologist Can Help</a><br></li></ul><p>If you prefer a brochure in another language, please contact your local S-LP to see if one is available.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/family-community/talk-box-talking-is-key.html" target="_blank">Video – Tips to Help Children Learn Language (3 months – 5 years)</a></li><li><a href="http://www.actcommunity.ca/" target="_blank">Website: Autism Community Training</a></li><li><a href="http://www.bestchance.gov.bc.ca/you-and-your-toddler-0-36/toddler-development/ages-6-9-months/language-development.html" target="_blank">Website: Baby's Best Chance - Developmental Milestones</a></li><li><a href="http://www.bcaslpa.ca/" target="_blank">Website: BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists</a></li><li><a href="http://www.sac-oac.ca/public/children?_ga=2.247327044.1306773140.1493914753-2013661907.1433529001" target="_blank">Website: Speech-Language and Audiology Canada – Resources for Parents</a></li><li><a href="http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/earlychildhood/speechlanguage/index.aspx" target="_blank">Website: Information Handouts in Other Languages</a></li><li><a href="http://www.hanen.org/Home.aspx" target="_blank">Website: The Hanen Centre</a></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClass94C8C7ECDA3247C5864B5BF55BAB9872"><div><p>Age range: 5 years and under</p></div></div>Central Community Health Centre

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