The Speech-Language Pathology Department provides services to patients with communication problems (speech, expressive and/or receptive language, developmental or acquired problem) or difficulty swallowing.
- Assessment and diagnosis of communication difficulties and difficulty swallowing
- Caring for patients who have communication difficulties and/or difficulty swallowing, including treatment and counseling
- Training and supervision of students and professionals, including support staff
- Consultation with other professionals (multidisciplinary rehabilitation team) and referral to other professionals as needed
Who can receive speech-language pathology services?
- Preschool children whose communication development shows deficits
- Schoolchildren with particular problems (atypical difficulty swallowing, stigmatism, voice disorders, stuttering)
- Adults who have difficulties with communication or speech or difficulty swallowing (including stroke, head injury or degenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease)
Speech-language pathologists can work directly with patients or with caregivers and others who interact with them to create an optimally favourable context for communication and swallowing.