Our community speech-language pathologists support communication development for children aged zero to five years.
Catching and treating speech and language difficulties early is essential for a child’s optimal learning, social development and emotional health.
Services are tailored to each child’s age and abilities. Even young infants with communication development concerns can benefit from speech and language services.
View our guidelines representing different stages of a child’s speech and language development. They will help you determine if your child should be referred.
- Screen, monitor and assess communication abilities.
- Develop treatment plans to identify communication goals.
- Show parents how to encourage their child’s communication skills.
Age: Children 0-5 years.
Parents who have concerns about their child’s communication abilities can self-refer for this service. Please tell your doctor if you self-refer and make an appointment with one of our speech-language pathologists. That will help your doctor provide you with ongoing care.
Speech and language referral drop-in clinics
Our drop-in referral screen is currently being offered by phone only. Please call the clinic and ask to speak with a speech-language pathologist to compete a referral over the phone.
Resources for school-aged children and youth
If your child is starting kindergarten soon, you may be directed to refer to your school district’s speech-language pathologist or can chose to look into a private pay practice.