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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Audiology Centre


​​Service Delivery

The Audiology Centre provides full hearing assessments for any student referred through the School-Based Team.  The district provides a Hearing-Screening Program, which screens all students in grade two, students new to the school district, as well as any students suspected of having hearing difficulties.  The Audiology Centre also receives referrals from the Kindergarten Hearing Screening Program administered by the Public Health Unit. For Central Auditory Processing information, please see below.

The Audiology Centre provides regular re-evaluations of the students with known hearing loss, ongoing monitoring of hearing aids and assistive listening devices for use in the classroom.  Support for the Hearing Resource Teachers in maintaining this equipment is also a responsibility of the Audiology Centre.  In compliance with Worksafe BC standards, assessments are done for staff exposed to high noise levels.

Central Auditory Processing (C) APD - Best Practice Guidelines

The Learning Services Department believes that it is important to clarify best practice guidelines in the area of Central Auditory Processing. As a results, referrals, assessment and intervention strategies will be consistent with current guidelines. All referrals must go through the School-Based Team. Criteria for candidacy for (C)APD evaluations:

  • Age: Child must be 7 years or older (preferably 8 or older)
  • Cognitive status: Child must have an overall IQ that is age appropriate.
  • Language: Child must be proficient in English
  • Hearing: Child should have typical hearing levels, bilaterally
  • Speech Intelligibility: Child should not have a severe articulation disorder
  • Emotional Status: Child should not be diagnosed with a severe emotional disorder
Referral Process

Referrals are generated at the school level. Please contact a staff member for more information.

Pre-Assessment Process

In order to ensure students presenting with listening difficulties are assessed thoroughly, a pre-assessment protocol is required. Please see the Audiology internal site (click on the link below).



School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

1080 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam BC
V3J 0M6
604-939-9201 604-939-7828