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Campbell River and District Association for Community Living

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Speech-Language Program

This program provides services to children with developmental needs in communication and/or feeding, from birth to school entry.

Areas of concern could include:

- Understanding of words and sentences.

- Talking in words and sentences.

- Pronunciation.

- Voice quality.

- Speech fluency (i.e. repeating sounds/words; stuttering)

- Interest in other people.

- Using words and body language as a way to connect with other people.

- Playing and interacting with other children.

- Hearing.

- Voice.

- Feeding (e.g., coughing/gagging/choking when eating or drinking; poor weight gain; picky eating) 


The Speech and Language Program provides:

- Assessment.

- Recommendations for treatment and/or further referrals.

- Individual and small group therapy sessions.

- Monitoring for children at risk for communication or feeding needs.

- Ongoing consultation with families and other team members.

- Workshops for parents/caregivers and child care providers.


It is important that any needs in talking, understanding, social development, or feeding are identified as soon as possible. Early assessment and intervention can make a big difference in your child's development and well-being. 


Any questions? Contact:


Suzanne Macdonald, M.Sc., RSLP(C)
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist 
Speech-Language Program Supervisor
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2208
Email: suzanne.macdonald@rivercityinclusion.ca

Charlotte Hodge, M.Sc., RSLP(C)
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist 
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2209
Email: charlotte.hodge@rivercityinclusion.ca

Janelle Collett, M.Sc., RSLP(C)
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist 
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2213
Email: janelle.collett@rivercityinclusion.ca

Carly Ball, SLA
Speech-Language Assistant
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2214
Email: carly.ball@rivercityinclusion.ca


Speech-Language Pathologists have a Master's Degree or equivalent in Speech-Language Pathology, are members of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and are registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.



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We would like to acknowledge the financial support that we receive from our funding partners. Thank you for your ongoing support,

Thank YOU!

RIVERCITY INCLUSION acknowledges and thanks the many people, businesses, and organizations who assist us with our various programs.

Friends of Rivercity Inclusion

Amazing Brace
Campbell River Mirror
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
City of Campbell River
Coastal Community Credit Union
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Ironwood Place
Jobs Daughters
Ladies Aux.#3097
Lions of BC Hearing Cnsv. Soc.
Marine Harvest Canada
McDonald's Restaurants
Merecroft Village Pub - MVP
Ocean Pacific
Pioneer Home Hardware
Popsey's Restaurant
Pythian Sisters
Quality Foods
Queen Alexandra Foundation
Rich's Auto Body
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Starbucks Coffee
The Real Canadian Superstore
Thrifty Foods
Vancouver Foundation
West Jet Airlines
Whales Tales


  • Address: 216-1180 Ironwood Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 5P7
  • Phone: 250.286.0391
  • Fax: 250.286.3732