Speech Clinic

As of mid-autumn 2020, LDS will be offering family-led speech therapy focused on students with speech sound disorders (articulation).

Research shows that poor speech production skills has been associated with lower literacy outcomes (Overby et al, 2012). Overcoming poor articulation can help students develop stronger language and literacy skills such as reading, writing, and overall communication.

In this program, we provide the tools and support for families to conduct articulation therapy at home, when it is convenient for them. Involving families in the therapy allows children to receive more consistent support and feedback, which often results in higher rates of success. 


Who is the program for?

  • For students aged approximately 8 through 18 who have difficulties pronouncing sounds in words (e.g. L, S, R, TH).
  • Intended for families who are interested and able to commit to carrying out home practice for 30 minutes per week.
  • Suitable students will be confirmed after completing a screening assessment.


Where are SLP sessions offered?

We will conduct a screening and the initial parent training in person at our East Vancouver Learning Centre at 3292 East Broadway and Rupert. 


Ongoing support meetings will be offered remotely online and/or over the phone. 


When are sessions?

Initial intake and ongoing coaching sessions are by appointment with our qualified speech -language pathologists – see the bios of Catherine and Lara on our Who We Are page.


per hour

We operate on a sliding scale fee model to ensure our services are accessible to all families.

Internal bursaries may be available for families who qualify. Please see our funding page under Resources for more information.

Please see our funding page under Resources for more information on third party grants and qualification criteria.

Most of our programs qualify for BC Ministry Autism / ASD funding.

* Spots are limited; an application does not guarantee a placement.

Our staff will follow up to arrange next steps.


Email us or call us at 604-873-8139


Thank you to our generous donors, sponsors and funders who make it possible for us to provide bursaries and affordable programs.

If you would like to contribute to our bursary fund, please consider making a monthly or one time donation via our Giving page. 

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