Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists prevent and diagnose disorders related to speech, language, the voice, and trouble swallowing. They also assess, treat and advise patients with these problems. Speech-language pathologists work with people of all ages, from newborns to adults, and help them re-establish or improve their capacity to communicate or to swallow correctly.

In general, speech-language pathologists:

  • Use various tests and techniques to assess and define disorders related to speech, language, and trouble swallowing;
  • Prepare and implement treatment plans;
  • Provide consultation and intervention services;
  • Advise patients and their family on communication disorders and trouble swallowing;
  • Develop strategies and use equipment to improve communication;
  • Consult other professionals (such as educators) about stimulating speech and language, communication strategies and teaching methods for children with communication disorders;
  • Collaborate on multidisciplinary teams to assess and treat clients.

Hours of operation: Tuesday to Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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