Primary Health Speech-Language Pathology
Saskatoon Early Childhood Speech & Language Clinic at Royal University Hospital (map)- Speech and language services are provided to children from birth to entry into kindergarten with specific speech and language issues not associated with a cognitive, physical or behavioural challenge and who reside in the city of Saskatoon. Caregivers may request these services by contacting the department at 306-655-2434 or by completing our Fillable SHA Peds SLP Referral Form.pdf. A physician referral is not required.
Saskatoon Child Care Speech and Language Services - Speech and language services are provided to children who attend a number of licensed child care centres within Saskatoon from birth to entry into kindergarten. Caregivers may request these services by contacting the department at 306-655-2434. A physician referral is not required.
Saskatoon Pre-Kindergarten Speech and Language Consultation Services - Speech and language services are provided to children who attend Saskatoon Public School and Greater Saskatoon Catholic School pre-kindergarten programs in the city of Saskatoon. For more information, contact 306-655-2434.
School Wellness Team - Speech and language services are offered through the School Wellness Team, which provides speech and language services to the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms in the following 3 schools: Pleasant Hill School: 306-683-7390, Princess Alexandra School: 306-683-7410 and St. Maria Goretti School: 306-659-7340. For more information, please contact the schools directly.
Breast Feeding Clinic - The services of a Speech-Language Pathologist are available for breast feeding moms through referral from a Lactation Consultant at the Breast Feeding Centre, West Winds Primary Health Centre.
For more information on the Primary Health Speech-Language Pathology services listed above.
Public Health Speech-Language Pathology:
Speech and language services are offered to children who reside in the rural area of the Saskatoon Health Region from birth to entry into kindergarten. For more information or to request these services, call 306-655-4700 or complete ourFillable SHA Peds SLP Referral Form.pdf
. A physician referral is not required.
Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (ABCDP):
Speech and language, complex communication issues, augmentative/alternative communication and feeding services are offered to children who display or are at risk for significant developmental, cognitive and/or physical challenges. Referrals are accepted from family or guardians, physicians or other health care providers. All referrals are assessed through an intake process to determine if the child meets the program mandate. Services may be requested by contacting 306-655-1070 or completing our referral form.
Alvin Buckwold Child Development Program (Located at Kinsmen Children's Centre)
Child and Youth Services - Mental Health and Addiction Services:
Speech and language services are offered to children from birth to age 12 with an associated mental health and/or behavioural problem. Caregivers can request services by calling 306-655-7950. A physician referral is not required.
Mental Health and Addiction Services
Inpatient Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Feeding and Communication:
Inpatient pediatric services are provided to children from birth to 18 years of age, with feeding and swallowing concerns or complex communication issues. Services may be provided in: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Acute Care Pediatrics, Maternity/Postpartum, Dubé Centre for Mental Health.
Services include clinical and instrumental swallowing evaluation, communication evaluation, parent education, treatment (when appropriate) and referrals for outpatient follow-up. For more information, call 306-655-2434. A referral from one of the inter-professional hospital team is required.
Outpatient Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology Feeding:
Outpatient pediatric feeding services are provided to children from birth to 18 years of age, from a number of health regions across the province. Specialized feeding services such as tube feeding (nasogastric or gastrostomy) are included in this population. Services include clinical and instrumental swallowing assessment, parent education, and treatment (when appropriate).
For more information or to request services, call 306-655-2434. Referrals for clinical assessment may be made by parents and other health professionals. When instrumental assessment is necessary, physician referral is required.