Communication - Speech Impairment

Ministry Criteria

A disorder in language formulation that may be associated with neurological, psychological, physical or sensory factors; that involves perceptual motor aspects of transmitting oral messages; and that may be characterized by impairment in articulation, rhythm and stress.


Board Criteria

The student displays a severe impairment in articulation, phonology, motor speech and/or fluency which results in unintelligible speech and may reduce social and/or emotional development as documented by a Speech-Language Pathologist.

The Difference Between Speech and Language


Our Resources

What services are available at school for my child?

The Board employs Speech Language Pathologists who consult to schools to support students with communication problems.

The Board also offers a specific short term program to support children who have identified speech and/or language needs. This is the Primary Speech and Language Centre. See document below for details:

PSLC Brochure 2017


External Resources


Appropriate during COVID-19 situation:

Parents of School-Age Children who Stutter, Don't Panic

For Parents of School-Age Children: Focus on the Big Picture

Parents of Children who Stutter: DOs and DON'Ts


Contact Information

Who can I talk to about Speech Language Pathology services for my child?

You can ask the Principal of your child’s school, your child’s teacher, or the school Special Education Resource Teacher about how to access services. Or, you can contact

J. Robin Jun, M.Sc., CCC-SLP, reg. CASLPO
Manager of Speech, Language and Hearing Services
905-525-2930 ext.2890
[email protected]