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<div class="ExternalClassB00D9856CDD24404A6A6A67B1E4C78DC"><p></p></div><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>2110 West 43rd Avenue3rd floor(604) 261-7220(604) 261-6366V6M 2E1BC49.2327111,-123.15578040000002<div class="ExternalClass50F3C42CF1BF4638842EEC3F9F8407F8"><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-1797567310-930" target="_blank"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" />Speech and Language Services - Vancouver Community Referral Form</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClass1C0BB59185AA42CABD0B1636212753FA"><p> <a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-909" target="_blank"><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" data-pin-nopin="true" 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"> </a><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-913" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Baby Talk</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-914" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Early Language</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-915" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Help Your Preschooler's Language Grow </a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-916" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Keep Your First Language </a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-928" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Peer to Peer Interactions – Strategies</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-927" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Screen Time and the Young Child</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-926" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Speaking in Sentences</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-925" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />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 class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Speech Sound Development</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-923" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Starting to Use Words</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-922" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" data-pin-nopin="true" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Stuttering </a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-921" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Talking to Your Baby is Important </a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-920" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: The 3 Year Old Asks</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-918" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: The Two Year Old Talks</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-919" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />Brochure: Verbal Reasoning - Making Sense</a><br><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-917" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:16px;" />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 class="ExternalClass015BB3CA836D40B1802E16CD9BAAB7FE"><div><p>​Age range: 5 years and under</p></div></div>Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre

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