Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre offers private speech and language services that are open to the public. Individual assessment and therapy services are provided by a registered speech and language pathologist. Our experienced team is dedicated to supporting your child’s individual communication needs, implementing a collaborative family-centered approach and using evidence-based intervention.
We support children from birth through 8 years old with the following:
• Hearing loss
• Developmental Language Disorder (difficulties in understanding and/or using language)
• Language delay (“late talkers”)
• Stuttering/Fluency Disorder
• Developmental Delay
• Genetic syndromes and neurological conditions
• Pragmatic/Social Communication Needs
• Pre-literacy skills (phonological awareness)
• Speech Sound Delay/Disorder (unclear speech, lisps, articulation, phonology, Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
*We do not currently provide autism assessments or services for children who have RASP autism funding.
Keeley Griffith, Registered Speech and Language Pathologist
Keeley graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 and has been working for over 12 years as a speech and language pathologist. She is registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC. She brings a passion for empowering children and their families to experience successful communication and inclusion. She highly values collaborating with caregivers and understanding the specific needs of each family. Positivity, fun and a strength-based approach will be brought to the sessions. Her therapy is built on a foundation of evidence-based practice, learning through play and caregiver coaching. Keeley is passionately committed to her role and is energized by the successes of her clients. Keeley is a mother of two young boys who always keep her on her toes, and who are her greatest teachers. She enjoys spending time in nature with her family.
Keeley has a strong interest and additional training in the following: hearing loss, early intervention for language delays/disorders (including late talkers), stuttering, childhood apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders and caregiver coaching. Her stuttering intervention training includes Palin Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and certification in The Lidcombe Program. She is trained in Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) for childhood apraxia of speech, and has attended an advanced workshop on DTTC. She is certified by Hanen to offer: It Takes Two to Talk® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays; More Than Words® - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties; and TalkAbility™ – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum. Keeley also has training in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She has attended workshops from Amy Wetherby about Autism Spectrum Disorders, from Michelle Garcia Winner about Social Thinking® and from Sarah Ward about Executive Functioning.