What is Speech Language Pathology?
Speech Language Pathologists work with both children and adults to help prevent and treat communication, speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Speech Language Pathologists can also provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), can work with individuals that don’t have a disorder but want to be able to communicate more effectively, and can provide education, training, and counselling for patients and their family members.
Who can benefit from Speech Language Pathology?
Speech Language Pathology can benefit anyone with speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders. From lisps and stutters, to autism spectrum disorder or neurological disorders, speech language pathology can benefit individuals with a wide range of issues. Even if you do not have a speech, language, communication or swallowing disorder but would like education, training, and/or counselling about the various conditions, you may benefit from Speech Language Pathology. Our therapy can help both children and adults improve interaction with family and friends, and enhance job or school performance.
- Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders
- Assessment and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders
- Assessment and treatment of speech, language, reading and writing disorders
- Help with pre-literacy and literacy skills
- Counselling for patients, families, and caregivers
- Consultations and referrals to other professionals when required
Our Speech Language Pathologists
Our Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) assist individuals of all ages who have difficulty with communication and swallowing. Our SLPs have a minimum of a master’s degree in their field and are qualified to evaluate, and treat a wide range of disorders. Our SLPs work with clients to restore their ability to speak fluently, eat and drink safely, and effectively communicate.
We service both rural and urban regions throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia, with 14 Clinics and 11 Home Care office locations. To find out if Speech Language Pathology is offered near you, please visit our Locations page. If you do not see any locations near you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to let you know if we offer services in your area.