Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists are highly experienced clinicians who can assess, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of communication disorders in children and adults. We offer individualized and evidence-based evaluation and treatment services for articulation, expressive and receptive language, apraxia and motor speech concerns, social skills, stuttering, accent variations, word finding and narrative skills, voice, resonance, phonological awareness, and literacy.

Services of a Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologists have advanced level training in Hanen certifications for parent education, apraxia treatment methods such as PROMPT, literacy foundational skills, infant toddler communication delays, and designing Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems (AAC). Our SLP's are trained to provide ADOS assessments and can provide a range of specialized assessments and intervention plans.

SLP’s work collaboratively with clients to address a range of communication disorders including:

  • Expressive Language

  • Receptive Language

  • Articulation of Speech Sounds

  • Phonological Awareness

  • Social Skills

  • Autism Communication

  • Stuttering

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication

  • Executive Functioning

  • Word finding and retrieval

  • Accent Variations

  • Apraxia, dysarthria and motor speech

Speech-language pathologists are registered with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists in Alberta (ACSLPA) and also maintain membership in associations such as the Speech Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and The American Association of Speech Language Pathologists (ASHA).

Khan Communication Services provides practicum and research experiences for students studying speech-language pathology at University of Alberta, McGill University, Minot State University and more. We also host students in the assistant programs at Grant MacEwan College in Alberta.

Khan Team Spotlight

Jillian Smith

Speech-Language Pathologist

During my time with KCS I have had the privilege of working with children and teens of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. I provide individual assessment and treatment services in our Edmonton clinic and I have served as a group leader in the Chatter Program™ helping young children and teenagers with social communication difficulties.

Jillian SmithSpeech-Language Pathologist

Jillian has worked with Khan Communication Services for over 8 years. She has a special interest and experience in AAC systems for children who are either nonverbal or have limited verbal skills. She loves hearing from parents how interactions with their children progress, whether it be understanding their child more or having more meaningful conversations with them.

Jillian also services schools in rural communities such as Mayerthorpe and Sangudo, Alberta. She is responsible for assessing and treating students with a variety of communication disorders. She works in local Indigenous community schools and continues to build her knowledge and experience with Indigenous cultures and learning more of the Cree Language. She has had the pleasure of joining local events such as a community pow wow that occurs at the start of each school year in Maskwacis, Alberta.

I've been with Khan Communications for about 8 years, through different programs for my 14 year old autistic son. The volunteers feel like they are part of my family now. We have been through so much together, learning, growing through puberty, and so much more. The Khan volunteers and staff have changed my son's life and mine as well. We will always hold the Chatter program in the highest regard.

Sharlene M.
Parent of the Chatter Program™