School Services

Khan Communication Services Inc. provides Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology and Behavioral support services to independent schools and large school divisions.

For over 25 years Khan’s therapists have serviced schools across Northern Alberta, including First Nation and Metis Communities.

The First Nation and Metis language and literacy program is a unique intervention program that was developed in 2013 for KG and Grade 1 students, by speech-language pathologists. The purpose of the program was to promote reading readiness by developing narrative and phonological awareness skills in all KG and Grade 1 classrooms in 8 elementary schools in Northern Gateway School Division. The early enrichment program helped students achieve literacy skills. Read more about our program in the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:

We started using virtual services in 2007 to help schools in remote areas receive consistent services. During the COVID pandemic measures, we advanced virtual health services to include consultations for families and screenings for children.

Our therapists provide onsite assessments, create individual and group intervention plans, and help support classroom goals. We also offer a range of professional learning opportunities to help teachers and educational assistants with strategies to enhance a student’s learning and success in the classroom.

Independent Schools and School Divisions can contract our agency for the following services by a speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, behavioral consultant, physical therapy, and psychology:

  • Screenings and assessments

  • Early Intervention services

  • Therapy Sessions

  • Consultation to teachers and support staff

  • Training for Support staff

  • Parent Programs

  • Workshops and In services

  • First Nation and Metis Early Literacy and Language development program

  • Social Skills Training

  • Emotional regulation programs

Program Plans

We can provide individual program plans for students, or classroom plans that target goals for multiple students. We can also implement a range of classroom capacity building services that benefit all students, such as focus on sensory regulation, language and literacy enrichment, and fine motor development.

Building Skills in Schools

Our clinicians will work with you to offer workshops that benefit teachers, educational assistants, and parents. We can train educational assistants to screen students, and target SLP, OT, and behavior goals so that students receive maximum support and opportunities to learn.

What to expect when we work together...

A Comprehensive Assessment

In a phone/virtual consultation, a Khan specialist meets with you to determine your needs and the needs of the individual(s) in your care.

A Tailored Plan with ongoing access to resources & Services

Our team works to develop a plan that is appropriate for the children in your care and for the staff delivering the care. We strive to develop plans that are custom-fit.

A Team of Specialists with Expertise

Our team of specialists come with years of Canadian expertise in speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology and counselling, and behavioural support. They work closely with you throughout the school year to manage your ongoing class needs.

A Plan that works with your Budget

Whether it’s one classroom and one child or more, we can develop a care plan that works within your budget and your needs and provides the best support for your situation.

Complete the contact form and we’ll be in touch to make an assessment of your needs. School Contact Form

Khan Team Spotlight

Chelsey Strathdee

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

I am passionate about serving school communities and learning about their unique cultures.

Chelsey StrathdeeRegistered Speech-Language Pathologist

Over the years, Chelsey has worked with the Khan team to support and enhance the development of preschool and school aged children of the four nations that are party to Treaty Six, the traditional lands in Alberta.

She enjoys working with the people of the community and with the Elders within the schools and strives to build lasting relationships based on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Over the last 5 years working with Maskwacis Education Schools Commission (MESC), Chelsey has attended many traditional cultural ceremonies which have been memorable learning experiences that have helped her to grow and better understand the communities she works with.

Providing service to the First Nations communities has enriched Chelsey’s relationship with and perspective of the First People of Canada.

I have had the pleasure of working with Khan Communication Services in the school setting for over 10 years and have been fortunate to work with a few of the SLPs and OTs who came to our school to work with students. The clinicians have all been awesome! They are very skilled in services to PUF students and always offer excellent ideas and resources to help the students achieve their goals. We meet with them every week — either at the school or virtually. The staff have been very encouraging, observing how we work with the students and then offering more strategies for us to use. And the students have always loved them!

Amanda U.
Educational Assistant, Vera Welsh School, Lac La Biche