Speech and Language Services - Children Age 0-5 Years - Richmond Public Health

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.

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.

In the therapy sessions the S-LP will:

  • Show parents how to help children learn better ways to talk
  • Play games and use books and toys as fun ways to help children learn
  • Check children's progress in communication skills as they grow and develop

S-LPs may go to childcare centres and community settings to provide support to teachers and help children communicate better with friends.

These services are free-of-charge.  Children entering kindergarten can be referred to a Speech-Language Pathologist at their school.

Richmond Public Health

8100 Granville Ave
300
Richmond, BC
V6Y 3T6
Phone: (604) 233-3228
Fax: (604) 233-3221

Hours of operation

Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Referral

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.

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.

?Speech and Language Services - Richmond Referral Form

Eligibility

Age range: 5 years and under

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