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Speech Language Program

The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at the CDC provides service for children from birth to school entry age.

Ages: 0 to 5 years

The role of a SLP is to help children:

  • Be understood by strangers (articulation)
  • Understand what others are saying (receptive language)
  • Express themself (expressive language)
  • Who have feeding and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
  • Who stutter (dysfluency)
  • Use language socially

Please complete our referral form if your child is under 5 years old. We offer services to children from birth until they are eligible to enter Kindergarten. ( Participation in the Speech-Language Program is voluntary and free of charge.
Referrals can be made by parents/guardians, doctors, nurses, audiologist, social workers, and other health care professionals. Referrals should only be made with parent/guardian knowledge and consent.
As a part of the referral process, you will be sent an Ages and Stages Questionnaire. A member of our CDC team (Speech-Language Pathologist, or a Child Development Professional) will contact you to book an intake appointment. The intake appointment will help us learn more about you and your family, and any concerns you may have.

Speech and Language Resources

Developmental Milestones

Talk Box-by Age
-Under 12 Month

Communicating with Baby

Language-Promoting Strategies:

Language-Promoting Strategies:
Talk Box – Activities by Month


Feeding and Swallowing:
Feeding and Swallowing

Stuttering – Tips for Talking with Your Child

For further information, please contact

Child Development Centre
10417 106th Ave, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2M8
250-785-3200 or FAX 250-785-3202
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Confidentiality Notice

All information and documentation shared with the Child Development is kept completely confidential, including applications and referrals.