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.

Our services

  • Screen, monitor and assess communication abilities.
  • Develop treatment plans to identify communication goals.
  • Show parents how to encourage their child’s communication skills.

Cost: Free

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

  • You can drop-in to speak with a speech-language pathologist if you have concerns. Your child will receive a brief screening and receive help for your child's speech and language development.
  • This clinic is for children who have not yet been referred and best suited for families who are unsure whether a referral is needed.
  • Drop-in sessions are only 5-10 minutes.
  • First-come, first serve basis.

Resources

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.