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Programs & Services


Speech and Language Services

Provides people of all ages and their families with communication, eating, feeding, and swallowing, so they can participate in activities that are important to them. Services are for people with developmental and / or medical conditions.

Services are for people who need help and may include:

  • pronouncing speech sounds
  • using words and sentences to communicate
  • using gestures, pictures, communication boards or speech devices to communicate
  • understanding and listening to spoken language
  • assisting adults to reuse written language after an illness or injury
  • speaking smoothly and easily (fluency, stuttering)
  • improving voice quality
  • eating, feeding and swallowing
  • consultation, follow-up and referral to other community services

Contact Details

Fort Vermilion Community Health Centre

Address
4804 50 Street
Fort Vermilion, Alberta
T0H 1N0
Telephone
780-927-6426
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
speech-language pathologists (SLPs), speech-language therapy assistants(SLPAs)
Eligibility

Children between 0 years to school age can be eligible for services until they transition into other support services. Children school age to 18 years may be eligibile for select services.

Service Access

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

Referrals:

  • Inpatient programs and swallowing issues require a physician referral.
  • Outpatient programs can be referred to by self, parent, caregiver, teachers, physicians, public health, homecare, and rehabilitation staff.

Wait Times

The waiting list depends on the type of service. Wait time for non priority services can be up to 3-4 months.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations
Also Known As
Acronym
SLP
Other
Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy