Frequently Asked Questions
Does my child need to see an SLP?
If you have any concerns about your child's talking, please do not hesitate to reach out. Here is a handy chart of Speech, Language and Hearing Milestones for your reference. Early intervention is critical for children with communication problems.
Children under five are eligible for SLP services at your local health unit. For school aged children, you can talk to the teacher for a referral to the school-based team.
Since public services are not always readily available, seeking help from a private SLP can be a good idea.
Do I need a doctor's referral?
You do not need a doctor's referral to see an SLP. However, if you are worried about other aspects of your child's development (e.g., feeding, motor skills, attention, behaviour), I would recommend consulting with a pediatrician or your community's preschool nurse.
How much do you charge?
In-person clinical services are billed at an hourly rate of $170 (including a 15km travel radius). Session length depends on the child's age and needs and can vary from 30 minutes to an hour.
Extended health benefits
Autism Funding Unit
At Home program
Variety Children's Charity
CKNW Kids Fund