Speech Language Pathology

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The section discusses the following topics :

>What Is Speech Language Pathology(S-LP)?

>What Do S-LPs do?

>Where do S-LPs work?

>Education & Preparation

>Licensure

>Professional Associations

What Is Speech Language Pathology(S-LP)

Speech Language Pathology is a skilled and autonomous discipline involved in the assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders.

What Do S-LPs do?

Speech-Language Pathologists work with both adults and children to assess and manage:

  • Language Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Cognitive Communication Disorders

Speech-Language Pathologists also work to prevent language, speech, and communication difficulties.

Where do S-LPs Work?

Speech-Language Pathologists work in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Community health centres
  • Schools
  • Private practices
  • Children’s treatment centres
  • Public health units
  • Preschools

Education & Preparation

Speech Language Pathology is offered at the professional Masters Level at nine universities in Canada. This program is two - three years in length.

Upon graduation, successful completion of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists examination is strongly recommended to obtain proper certification.

Licensure

The College of Audiologists and Speech- Language Pathologists of Ontario regulates the accreditation of professionals following:

  • The Regulated Health Professionals Act, 1991
  • The Audiology and Speech Pathology Act, 1991
  • By-laws adopted by the college

Professional Associations

  • The College of Audiologists and Speech- Language Pathologists of Ontario
    www.caslpo.ca
  • Canadian Association of Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists
    www.caslpa.ca
  • The Ontario Association of Speech- Language Pathologists and Audiologists
    www.osla.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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