What is Speech and Language Therapist?
Aim to Communicate
- Skilled professionals with specific theoretical and clinical knowledge on the assessment, treatment and management of communication and swallowing disorders.
- Must hold a minimum of a MSc in Speech and language therapy
- Are regulated by CASLPO which ensure that SLP’s practice under stringent ethical standards.
- Expertise include prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders.
- Service is provided in a variety of settings – health care, education and private.
Services offered include
Assessment and Treatment of language disorders to improve ability to understand spoken and written language, convey ideas verbally and in writing, and communicate in social situations.
Assessment and Treatment of cognitive communication disorders to improve reasoning, problem solving, memory and organizational skills required to communicate effectively.
Assessment and Treatment of voice disorders to improve vocal quality, pits and loudness.
Assessment and Treatment of speech disorders to improve articulation (pronunciation) and to help those who stutter to improve their fluency.
Assessment and Treatment of swallowing disorders to ensure that patients/clients are on the safe diets and not at increased risk of choking or food/liquid build up in the lungs.
Patient/Client and caregiver counseling on communication and swallowing disorders, patient/client, abilities and challenges, and strategies to improve function and help compensate for difficulties.
Consultation with other professionals to provide comprehensive programs of care (e.g. audiologist, Dietitians, nurses, OT, PT, doctors, psychologists, teachers, etc.)
ATC’s overall objective is to help children of all ages and cultures to reach their full communication, social and academic potential.