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.