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Speech Language Pathology - Children's Rehabilitation Services

Speech-Language Pathology services help children and their families with communication and eating, feeding, and swallowing, so they can participate in activities that are important to them. Services provided are related to (neuro)developmental and/or medical conditions.

Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. We want to understand what's important to your child and family. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services may be provided in groups or one to one by phone, Zoom and/or in-person sessions.

Birth-18 Years

  • Acute change in function
  • Speech Sound Delays and Disorders
  • Fluency • Eating, Feeding and Swallowing
  • Voice and Resonance Early Years (birth-5 Years)
  • Communication Intervention for children with Permanent Hearing Loss

Birth-6 years

  • Receptive and Expressive Language Delay or Disorder
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Child & Youth Years (5-18 Years) (see eligibility criteria for more details)

  • **Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Contact Details

Lacombe Community Health Centre

Address
4580 46 Street
Lacombe, Alberta
T4L 2K6
Telephone
403-782-3218, 1-855-414-5272 (Coordinated Intake)
Email
Childrens.RehabilitationReferrals@ahs.ca
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
speech language pathologists (SLPs), speech language therapists speech language pathology assistants
Eligibility

**AHS provides an AAC Episode of care for children and youth transitioning care to primary care providers. Children and youth may not be eligible for some services if the need is supported by an alternate publicly funded program.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Fees

Parent/guardian will be told if there may be a charge for equipment, supplies, or education resources.

Speech language pathologist can assist with exploring options to reduce the cost of equipment, supplies or resources as appropriate.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Previous
Community Speech Language Services, Community Speech and Language Services
Preferred
CRP-SLP, Speech Language Pathology
Other
Children Speech Language Therapy, Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Language Services Pediatric, Speech Therapy