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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@cradacl.bc.ca

Layne Hammond, M.Ed., RSLP(C)
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist 
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2209
Email: layne.hammond@cradacl.bc.ca

Charlotte Hodge, M.Sc., RSLP(C)
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist 
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2213
Email: charlotte.smith@cradacl.bc.ca

Karen Holmes, ECE (Special Needs), Certificate of SLA
Speech-Language Assistant
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2214
Email: karen.holmes@cradacl.bc.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!

The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living acknowledges and thanks the many people, businesses, and organizations who assist us with our various programs.

Friends of CRADACL

Rick Hansen Foundation
Speedy Glass
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Campbell River Mirror
Whales Tales
West Jet Airlines
Vancouver Foundation
Thrifty Foods
The Real Canadian Superstore
Lions of BC Hearing Cnsv. Soc.
Starbucks Coffee
Shamrock Farms
Rotary Club International
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ricky's All Day Grill
Rich's Auto Body
Queen Alexandra Foundation
Quality Foods
Pythian Sisters
Popsey's Restaurant
Pioneer Home Hardware
Ocean Pacific
Merecroft Village Pub - MVP
McDonald's Restaurants
Marine Harvest Canada
Jobs Daughters
Ironwood Place
Insurance Centres
Ladies Aux.#3097
Fraternal Order of Eagles
City of Campbell River
Campbell River Daybreak Rotary
Boston Pizza
Amazing Brace
Altrusa Club


  • Address: 1153 Greenwood Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 3C5
  • Phone: 250.286.0391
  • Fax: 250.286.3732