Speech Language Therapy

  • Referral Form.  Service is provided through team members working at Alberta Health Services (AHS) Children’s Allied Health.
  • SLPs – who we are and what we do – click the link learn more about the role of Speech Language Therapists.
  • Talk Box from Alberta Human Services is a resource for parents to help create language-rich environments at home, in the park, at the mall, or anywhere.
  • Click here for Articulation Tips  and find out how you can help children articulate (make speech sounds).

Good communication skills lead to successful speaking, thinking, reading, writing, and learning.  Speech Language Therapists work with school children who have communication challenges that affect success in:

  • Classroom activities
  • Social Interactions
  • Literacy
  • Learning

Speech Language Therapists work with children in a variety of ways:

  • Combine communication goals with school routines and academic programming and social goals
  • Individual work on specific skills such as specific letter sounds
  • In class programming (ex. teaching social skills)
  • Group work
  • In collaboration with other team members

Some examples of when to make a referral to a Speech Language Pathologist include:

  • Difficulty saying words (ex. houth for house and wadder for ladder)
  • If your child has difficulty understanding others and following directions.
  • Difficulty expressing thoughts and ideas.
  • Difficulty communicating with others both verbally and non-verbally (poor social skills).
  • Stuttering