Speech and Language Services - Children Age 0-5 Years - West Vancouver Community Health Centre

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.

West Vancouver Community Health Centre

2121 Marine Drive
241
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 4Y2
Phone: (604) 904-6200
Fax: (604) 904-6262

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 - North Shore Referral Form

Parking & transportation

?Elevators are available from underground parking lot.

Eligibility

Families must reside or attend childcare in North Vancouver or West Vancouver (including Lions Bay and Bowen Island).

Age range: 5 years and under

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