Speech and Language Services - Children Age 0-5 Years - Whistler Health Care 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.

Whistler Health Care Centre

4380 Lorimer Road
300
Whistler, BC
V0N 1B4
Phone: (604) 932-3202
Fax: (604) 932-6953

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.

Eligibility

?Age range: 5 years and under

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