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Liz (Elizabeth) de Hek

8808 75 St, Fort St John, BC V1J 2Y8, Canada

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Liz de Hek grew up in a small town in northern Alberta. She has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 11 years having completed a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Alberta in 2003. After working for not-for-profit agencies for 3 years she began private practice in Calgary in 2006. In November 2013, she returned to her northern roots and family, moving to Fort St. John, BC to take a maternity leave position with the local school district. In September 2014 she returned to private practice in Fort St. John where she lives with her husband and two cats and enjoys spending time outdoors and with her nephew.

Field of Practice

Speech-language Pathologist

Disorders Treated

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Taking New Clients


Age Groups Treated

6 to 19 yearsLess than 6 years

On RASP list


Languages Spoken


Will Travel / Distance

Yes - up to call to discuss

Specialties / Services Provided

Over 11 years of experience working with preschool and primary school aged children and over 8 years of experience working with numerous children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum and related disorders. Providing services to support the development of clear speech sound production and talking, to support the understanding and use of language to communicate, to support the use of augmentative communication systems (low tech visuals up to high tech communication programs on devices such as an i-Pad), and to support the development of social communication and interaction skills. Therapy is provided through play-based and targeted practice activities as well as through consultation and teaching strategies to the people in the child's life so they can be used in everyday activities. The therapist works in connection with the child's family and is happy to coordinate and interact with other professionals working with the child.

Other Professional Practice / Service Information

Playful Communication: Speech & Language Services for Children is set up to serve the needs of clients from birth to 12 years of age or clients with similar developmental needs. Assessment, consultation, and therapy services are available. Services are provided through home visits. The hourly rate is $120/hr. for services and travel fees apply for services provided outside of the Fort St. John city limits. Please call or e-mail for additional information or questions you may have.