The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is the human communication professional in charge of the assessment, the analysis, the intervention and the prevention of disorders related to the voice (aphonia, dysphonia, laryngectomy, etc), fluency (stuttering), speech (articulation, dysarthria, etc), language (aphasia, dyslexia, specific language impairment, autism, language delay, etc), and oropharyngeal function (swallowing). The SLP is also involved with the deaf and hard of hearing people in close collaboration with the audiologist. The SLP provides Augmentative and Alternative Communication tools to individuals with severe communication disorders who lost their capacity to communicate. The SLP's clientele is diverse: preschoolers and school age kids, adolescents, adults and elderly. The SLP provides individual and group intervention. The SLP can work in school boards, private practice, hospital, rehabilitation centers, long term care, and CLSCs.
For more information please contact the « Ordre des orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Québec » at: www.ooaq.qc.ca, or the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at: www.caslpa.ca