Supporting Public Education
- Our faculty and students regularly give voice care workshops to student teachers at McGill and Toastmaster Members.
- In the parnership with Jewish General Hospital, our faculty and students provide free swallowing awareness education to the public.
- Dr. Linda Polka serves as judges of science fairs in local high schools. Dr. Nicole Li-Jessen serves as the judge of Canada-Wide Science Fair.
- The Child Phonology Lab sponsors a blog that provides education to educators and the general public about the use of and impact of digital media on child development.
- Dr. Susan Rvachew is the editor of the Language and Literacy section (and upcoming Digital Media section) of the on-line Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development that provides education to the public in four languages.
- Dr. Susan Rvachew's blog provides education to Speech-Language Pathologists world wide about the implications of the most recent research for the assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders in children.
- The school bi-annual newsletter Speaking of Language informs the public of student outreach activities and provides education about communication disorders and helpful interventions.
- Dr. Rvachew has edited a section of the online Encyclopaedia on Early Childhood Development entitled “Technology in Early Childhood Education” comprised of 5 papers contributed by leading experts, an introduction, synthesis, and policy commentary written by Dr. Rvachew and a pamphlet and resource links for parents.
Serving National/International Policy Boards of SLP
- Dr. Susan Rvachew is the Knowledge Transfer Advisor, Pan-Canadian Alliance of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Organizations. She is the Principal Investigator of the Benchmark Wait Times Project, resulting in Wait Times Recommendations.
- Ms. Kelly Root is a Clinical Member on the Council for Accreditation of of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech Language-Pathology responsible for accrediting Canadian S-LP and audiology Programs.