Speech and Language Therapy

The Wishing Star is delighted to be in connection with Semiahmoo Speech Services in order to offer speech-language and communication intervention within our centre to clients of all ages. Through this community connection with our like-minded colleagues at Semiahmoo Speech Services we seek to champion our clients through the possibility of wrap-around, multidisciplinary care.

The Registered Speech-Language Pathologists from Semiahmoo Speech Services offer expertise in speech-language assessment and intervention, and work with the following ages:

  • Toddlers (birth – 3 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 – 5 years)
  • School Age (5 – 12 years)
  • Teens (13 – 18 years)
  • Adults

Our Semiahmoo Speech Services colleagues provide support in the following areas:

  • Apraxia/ Oral Motor Planning
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Developmental Delay
  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Literacy
  • Social Skills
  • Speech Sounds
  • Stuttering/Dysfluency
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Voice

There are many reasons that children are referred for assessment or intervention with a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, including:

  • Not saying words at 12 months or two-word phrases at 2 years
  • Difficulty understanding a child when they are speaking
  • Challenged to move their mouth or coordinate the movements of their tongue/lips/jaw correctly to make clear speech sounds
  • Unable to follow directions and instructions consistently
  • Showing signs of frustration when trying to communicate
  • Difficulty learning in school, not following general instruction, not understanding what they are reading
  • Understanding only part of what is said
  • Disorganization with expression of ideas
  • Not getting along with peers
  • Repetition of sounds, words when speaking
  • Scratchy, raspy or broken voice quality

Office Hours:

Semiahmoo Speech Services will be onsite at the Wishing Star on Thursdays from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. To book an appointment or for further information, please contact Semiahmoo Speech Services at 778-574-1118. You can learn more about Semiahmoo Speech Services at http://www.semispeech.com/.

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Adult Transition Assessments
Autism Assessments
Speech and Language Therapy
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