We are now offering speech therapy for students who have difficulties with speech, languagecommunicationliteracy and cognitive skills.

Our Speech Language Pathologists will work with you and your child to establish person-centered goals. Using evidence-based methods, we will create a speech therapy program for your childensuring that sessions are fun, motivating and goal-oriented. 

Our Speech and Language Pathologists can help your child to develop skills in the following areas: 


Phonology (understanding how sounds work together for form words)and articulation (production of speech sounds) 


Both verbal and non-verbal receptive (our understanding of what is said to us) and expressive language skills (using language to convey what we wish to say).


Reading comprehension skills, decoding skills, sound awareness and writing skills. SLPs help to develop organisation and sequence of writing, as well as looking at sentence construction, word use and planning.


Social communication, awareness and interaction skills that tie in with emotional regulation.

Cognitive and Executive Functions 

Logic and reasoning skills, problem solving, task initiation, impulse control, emotional regulation, planning and organisation, and flexible thinking skills. 


Who is the program for?

For students who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, literacy and cognitive skills.

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 may 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 pathologist – see the bio of Lara on our Meet the LDS Team page.

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

We have dedicated funding to support families in the City of Vancouver – please contact us for more information.

Internal bursaries may be available for families who qualify. 

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.

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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