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Speech Language Pathology - Pediatric Services

Communication skills are critical to a child’s development. Communication involves both speech and language. SPEECH is the verbal expression of language that includes articulation (the way we form and say words).  LANGUAGE is understanding what’s being said (receptive language) and using shared rules to put words together to express thoughts and ideas (expressive language). FLUENCY refers to the smoothness, continuity, rate and effort of speech production.  VOICE is the sound produced when air passes through the vocal cords in the larynx (voice box) causing them to vibrate. PLAY is the work of children that involves activities performed for self-amusement that have behavioral, social, and mental and physical rewards.





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Referrals are accepted from any member of the healthcare team, family, or the individual.
If you would like to make a referral click on the link below or
call: (709) 256-5458 for our Gander clinic or (709) 292-2169 for our Grand Falls-Windsor clinic.

Speech-Language Pathology Outpatient Referral Form


Speech refers to the way we form and say words. Children develop different speech sounds at different times and in different ways. Some speech sound errors are normal in developing children, for example, the R sound is a later developing sound and preschool children often make a W sound instead. Some errors require speech and language intervention to improve. Speech-Language Pathologist are experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech disorders.


If you have concerns about your child’s speech, you can contact a Speech-Language Pathologist to determine if speech therapy would be beneficial for your child.

Extra information is available by clicking on links below

If you would like to make a referral, you can do so by clicking the link on the right.

When to Request a Referral:

Do you have trouble understanding what your child says most of the time?

Does your child say words differently each time they try?

Does your child leave beginnings or endings off of words all the time?

Does your child have very few speech sounds they can say?

Does your child have trouble with vowel sounds?

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