For families outside the Lower Mainland (or further east in the Upper Fraser Valley area), the primary provider may be a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) working for Health or for a Community agency.
Families may contact specialized agencies to find out current information on what is available for their family and community.
Consultation and in-person visits on an outreach basis for those families and community service providers may be recommended. Involvement of specialized agency services and coordination with community based services meets international best practice standards for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. A BC Early Hearing Program Service Coordinator can also offer assistance with recommended services and next steps.