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<div class="ExternalClass7B5930BEB952424B8C098203EB64BA3D"><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>Show parents how to help children learn better ways to talk<br></li><li>Play games and use books and toys as fun ways to help children learn<br></li><li>Check children's progress in communication skills as they grow and develop<br></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></div>2121 Marine Drive241(604) 904-6262(604) 904-6200V7V 4Y2BC<div class="ExternalClassB67E8CDA1E1E4E298219A86EBF789056"><div><p>​Elevators are available from underground parking lot.</p></div></div>49.3312681,-123.16958549999998<div class="ExternalClass52DD75BEF6B247BEB4F25FA94EBA3AC4"><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-1797567310-912" 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="ExternalClass1DCA8449403F40A18E5F48C770CA3991"><div><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-909" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" />Developmental chart for hearing and speech checklist</a><br><a href="http://www.yourlibrary.ca/kids/speakread.cfm" target="_blank">Speak, read, succeed interactive checklist - Richmond Public Library </a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-910" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Your child's 18 month checklist</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-911" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Milestones for Speech and Language Development - Birth to 5 Years</a><br> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-913" target="_blank"> <img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Baby Talk</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-914" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Early Language</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-915" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Help Your Preschooler's Language Grow </a> <br> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-916" target="_blank"> <img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Keep Your First Language </a> <br> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-928" target="_blank"> <img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Peer to Peer Interactions – Strategies</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-927" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Screen Time and the Young Child</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-926" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Speaking in Sentences</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-925" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Speech Language Pathology - When Do You Refer Your Preschooler</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-924" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Speech Sound Development</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-923" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Starting to Use Words</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-922" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Stuttering </a> <br> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-921" target="_blank"> <img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Talking to Your Baby is Important </a> <br> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-920" target="_blank"> <img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: The 3 Year Old Asks</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-918" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: The Two Year Old Talks</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-919" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: Verbal Reasoning - Making Sense</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-917" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Brochure: What if my Child is Having Trouble Communicating? - A Speech Language Pathologist Can Help </a></p><p> If you prefer a brochure in another language, please contact your local S-LP to see if one is available.</p><p> <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><br><a href="http://www.actcommunity.net/" target="_blank">Website: Autism Community Training</a><br><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><br><a href="http://www.bcaslpa.ca/" target="_blank">Website: BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists</a><br><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><br><a href="http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/earlychildhood/speechlanguage/index.aspx" target="_blank">Website: Information Handouts in Other Languages</a><br><a href="http://www.hanen.org/Home.aspx" target="_blank">Website: The Hanen Centre</a> </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClass01D08782A4064A6EAF3C171BB1F277CD"><p>Families must reside or attend childcare in North Vancouver or West Vancouver (including Lions Bay and Bowen Island).</p><p>Age range: 5 years and under</p></div>West Vancouver Community Health Centre

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