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Speech-language pathologists (SLP) are health professionals who identify, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. 


SLPs, often called Speech Therapists, are educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. SLPs are not language teachers, they are specialized therapists. SLPs can work across languages and cultures to support clients of all backgrounds. Olepeka SLP Services aims to protect and promote Indigenous languages when delivering services. We work with health and education professions, in addition to Parents and Caregivers as part of a child’s circle of care. SLPs provide assessments and therapy for:

  • Speech sounds, so that children develop clear speech

  • Language, supporting children learning to talk and to understand    

  • Social communication, which is the ability to modify communication depending on the social interaction  

  • Literacy, to support everyone to learn to read and write.

  • Cognitive-communication meaning skills we use to process information in our brains and communicate with others effectively.     

  • Oral/feeding/swallowing skills: these are the skills needed for chewing and for swallowing safely.   

SLP Therapy often uses a play-based approach when working with children, while coach caregivers to use skills and techniques to support their child’s communication during daily activities.


​Olepeka SLP Services provides in-person Speech and Language Assessments and Therapy that can be supplemented with virtual teleheath across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut communities.


We aim to bring quality services to children across the North, so they may have support for communication skills as they are our next generation and valued members of community.   


Olepeka SLP Services is registered with the GNWT BIP Registry and a proud member of the Canada Council for Aboriginal Business.


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