Speech-language pathologists are autonomous professionals who
have expertise in typical development and disorders of communication
and swallowing, as well as assessment and intervention for these
areas. In some provinces/territories, speech-language pathologists
are governed by a regulatory body and must meet regulatory requirements
Speech-language pathologists are involved in a number of different
activities to promote effective communication and swallowing
for the individuals they serve. These activities may include:
- Assessment of communication and swallowing disorders, which
may involve: screening, identification, evaluation, and diagnosis.
- Intervention for communication and swallowing disorders,
which may involve: promotion, prevention, counseling, treatment,
consultation, management, (re)habilitation, and education.
- Education and supervision of students and professionals,
including supportive personnel.
- Consultation with and referral to other professionals.
- University and/or college education and training.
- Administration, management and policy development.
Speech-language pathologists may work directly with clients,
and/or with their caregivers or other persons who regularly
interact with them (e.g. friends, relatives, professionals,
colleagues, supportive personnel etc.), for the purpose of creating
environments that promote optimal communication and swallowing.
Presentation - Supportive Personnel - Working with Speech-Language
Pathologists and Audiologists
CASLPA Project on Speech, Language
and Hearing Services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit
Prevention and Control Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathology
Click here for contact info and Web site
links for all Canadian Universities offering speech-language
of University Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Programs
standards for audiology and speech-language pathology: A project
to develop draft competency profiles (2007-2008)
Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood
Development - The mission of the Centre of Excellence for
Early Childhood Development (CEECD) is to improve our knowledge
of the social and emotional development of young children
of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
Position Papers of Interest
Presentation - Examining the Role of Speech-Language Pathologists
and Audiologists in Schools
Presentation - Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Services
for Seniors in Canada
2006 CASLPA Presentation
to the Senate on Autism (members only)
2008 Salary Survey Report
for S-LPs (members only)
Wait Time Recommendations
Reviews from Cochrane Collaboration
Caseload Management Planning Tool Project
Veteran's Affairs Canada (VAC)
Speech-Language Pathology Benefits