Aboriginal Speech/Language Therapy Program

Babies and young children grow, learn and change so quickly. These early years are an important time for learning to talk, listen, and play with others.

The speech / language pathologist at Laichwiltach Family Life Society provides services to children from birth to school entry (0-5 years).

A speech/language pathologist is someone who can help children:

  • To say words clearly
  • To use longer sentences
  • To understand what other people are saying and follow directions
  • To play with other children
  • With talking more fluently (stuttering)
  • With hearing loss, and
  • With feeding/swallowing difficulties.

Every child and family situation is unique and so the services provided may look different for each child.

There may be home visits, clinic visits, small group or one-on-one therapy sessions at HeadStart or daycare, as well as consultation with preschool staff and other health care providers.

Speech / Language Therapy services are provided to preschool children of Native ancestry and their families who live in the following areas:

  • Campbell River
  • Gold River
  • Tahsis
  • Quadra Island, and
  • Cortes Island

Anyone can make a referral to this program – including parents, child care providers, preschool teachers, nurses, doctors, etc.

If you have questions or concerns about a child's speech sounds, language, social communication, or feeding skills, please call:

Kathleen Oddoux, Speech/Language Pathologist
(250) 286-3430, extension 135
Email: Kathleen_slp@shaw.ca

Address / Contact Info

Laichwiltach Family Life Society
441 4th Ave Campbell River, BCV9W 3W7
Speech/Language Pathologist : Gayle MacLean

Phone Numbers

Phone: (250) 286-3430 ext. 135
Toll-free: 1-877-777-8222
Fax: (250) 286-3483

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Closed weekends and Stat holidays.

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This program was last updated on: 18 Nov 2021.