School Speech and Language Services
Alternate names: School SLP services
Speech Language services are provided to students in kindergarten - grade 6 who are experiencing mild to moderate speech-language concerns.
Speech-Language Pathologists and trained Speech-Language Pathology Assistants work with students (and their key supports - families and / or teachers) who have difficulties in the following areas: speech; understanding and using language (receptive and expressive language); phonological awareness (sound awareness skills that are important building blocks for reading); voice; fluency (stuttering); and overall communication.
Through early identification and intervention we seek to prevent, reduce or eliminate the effects of communication disorders on the lives of clients and their families. Based on the student's needs, one or more of the following services will be considered:
- consultation with family and school staff;
- parent / teacher invitations to appropriate workshops;
- home programming and where available and appropriate;
- direct therapy.
To make a referral, contact your child's school.
Students in grades 1-6 are eligible for these services.
Some school districts and private schools access contracted speech-language services.
In some school districts services are also available for Kindergarten children.
To refer a student for Speech and Language Services offered through Public Health, families should speak with their schools and ask that an ISR (Individual Service Request) be completed. Once completed, the request form is faxed to Regional Patient Access (Central Intake) where it is sorted and sent to the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) associated with the child's school. The Speech-Language staff will then contact the school and family. For children with complex communication problems such as Autism, school staff can assist you with accessing Edmonton Regional Educational Consulting Services (ERECS).
Individual Service Request (ISR) and School Health Services consent forms are available on the Alberta Health Services website.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
Please visit the links below for more details about this service at various locations.
- Edmonton - Information / Registration / Appointments
Services are delivered at schools, Public Health Centres and School Health Sites across the Edmonton Zone.
, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0J0; 780-735-3039 (Program Administration), Contact Your Child's School to Access this Service