Speech Language Pathology

Some individuals on the autism spectrum do not speak, while others love to talk but have difficulty using conversational speech and/or understanding the nuances of language and nonverbal cues when talking with others. SLP’s help individuals communicate in more useful and functional ways.

Speech-language therapy is designed to coordinate the mechanics of speech with the meaning and social use of language. Therapy begins with an evaluation by a speech-language pathologist who assess an individual’s verbal aptitudes and challenges. From this evaluation, the pathologist sets goals that may include mastering spoken language and/or learning nonverbal communication skills such as signs or gestures.

Eastern Health

Eastern Health currently employs 28 full and part-time speech-language pathologists, who provide services to children and adults while in hospital (inpatient) or within the community (outpatient).

Dr. L.A. Miller Centre:

  • Adults (aged 16 and older) if not presently enrolled in a public secondary school
  • Call 777-6560 for more information

Janeway Developmental Team:

  • Preschoolers (birth to kindergarten entry)
  • Call 777-4957 for more information

Dr. G. B. Cross Memorial Hospital:

  • Preschoolers and adults from the Clarenville and Bonavista areas
  • Call 466-5280 /5232 for more information

Rural Avalon – Taylor Building, Harbour Grace:

  • Preschoolers from the local area
  • Call 945-6532/6623  for more information

Rural Avalon – Carbonear General:

  • Adults from the local area
  • Call 945-5602 for more information

Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre:

  • Preschoolers and adults from the local area
  • Call 279-7970/7971 for more information
    The Speech-Language Pathology Professional Practice Consultant is Mr. Chris Murphy. He can be reached at 777-8109.

Central Health

James Peyton Memorial (709) 256-5458
Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre (709) 292-2169.

Western Health

Staff are located in Corner Brook, Stephenville and Port- aux- Basques. Travelling clinics to the Northern Peninsula are offered periodically. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Western Memorial Regional Hospital    
Corner Brook, NL
Telephone:  709-637-5374

Rehabilitation Annex
Stephenville, NL
Telephone:  709-643-8690

MP Place
Port-aux-Basques, NL
Tel: 709-695-6250


St Anthony- 454 0276
Goose Bay – 897 -2022
Labrador City 285-8280

For a full roster of private practicing speech language pathologists in our province click here