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. (https://www.cdcfsj.ca/resources/referral-application-form) 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
When Speech Sounds are Learned
Sixteen Gestures by Sixteen Months
Feeding and Swallowing:
Feeding and Swallowing
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