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A Speech-Language Pathologist is a professional who is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. This professional provides a variety of services aimed at helping individuals develop effective communication skills.
The Speech-Language Pathologist provides a range of services including assessment, consultation, and treatment planning to assist children and youth in achieving their optimum rehabilitation potential in the areas of communication, feeding and swallowing. He or she also supervises therapy assistants, provides family education and engages in public awareness activities.
The Speech-Language Pathologist is part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, a Social Worker, a Recreational Therapist and Therapy Assistants.
At the Centre these services include:
- Helping children with speech delays and disorders to speak more clearly.
- Improving a child’s understanding of language (receptive language)
- Improving a child’s expressive language skills, cognitive-communication skills (reasoning, problem-solving, memory, organization) and pragmatic skills (communicating in social situations).
- Assisting in the evaluation and selection of an augmentative and alternative communication system (communication board/book, voice synthesizing computer)
- Consulting with parents and other professionals regarding feeding difficulties.
- Providing services for children with voice and resonance difficulties (cleft lip and palate)