Extended Health Benefits
Some insurance companies provide a yearly allowance to cover speech-language pathology services. Please check with your health benefits provider for specific details on your plan.
Variety is a charity that grants applications for the equipment and services of greatest need to our families (with an annual household income of up to $85,000). This includes specialized therapies that include speech and language therapy. Variety BC will be periodically reviewing its grant priority areas throughout the year. I encourage families to regularly check back for the latest updates on granting and eligibility criteria.
Therapies, including speech-language pathology, are funded up to a maximum of $2,500.00. Requests are accepted for three consecutive years, with an updated application required each year (transportation/assessments not included).
This program can provide financial assistance for services related to a child's specific needs. Adoptive parents can apply for financial support only with the assistance of their Adoption Social Worker.
The At Home Program assists parents with some of the extraordinary costs of caring for a child with severe disabilities at home through a range of health supports and services. The School-Aged Extended Therapies (SAET) benefit of the At Home Program (AHP) is available to children aged five or older who are enrolled in AHP Medical Benefits. The SAET benefit includes speech-language pathology.
Jordan’s Principle makes sure all First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need when they need them. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs.
The SelfDesign Learning Community is among the largest distance/distributed learning schools and personalized learning programs in British Columbia, Canada. Funded by the BC Ministry of Education, SelfDesign provides services for all learners needing additional support to maximize their learning opportunities. Speech services and many other supports are provided with Selfdesign.
Child disability tax credit. Please check with your tax professionals as there may be other applicable tax credits (e.g. summer groups or art camps). Also, check the Child Disability Benefit (CDB) and see if your child is eligible.