What is Speech-Language Pathology?

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Burlington, Aldershot

Speech Language PathologyTo become a Speech-Language Pathologist, the practitioner must have earned at minimum of a Master’s degree in their field and be in good standing with their respective college. Our Speech-Language Pathologists, also have several thousand hours of additional training and extensive work experience treating clients beset by a host of speech-language deficits. Our Speech-Pathologists have strived to continue their education in order to benefit from the latest research and technology to assist their clients. Our Speech Language Pathologists have also studied anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, genetics, human and language development, linguistics, psychology, and acoustics, and are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat a broad range of speech-language and cognitive communication issues.

Speech Language Pathology Burlington

The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario developed an Interprofessional Collaboration tool which provides an additional description of scope: “SLPs work in collaboration with many other professionals, and have the knowledge, skills and judgment to address the prevention, identification, assessment, treatment and (re)habilitation of communication, swallowing, reading and writing delays or disorders in children and adults, as well as assessment and management of individuals requiring alternative and augmentative communication systems”. Our SLP’s are responsible for assessments, treatment and consultation services to address the following:

  • Language delays and disorders
  • Speech delays and disorders including apraxia, dysarthria, articulation/phonology and motor speech impairment not otherwise specified
  • Communication disorders related to autism, developmental delays, learning disabilities, stroke, brain injuries, cognitive disorders, hearing impairment and progressive neurological diseases
  • Literacy
  • Dysphagia
  • Voice and resonance disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Alternative and Augmentative communication needs
  • Psychogenic communication and swallowing disorders
  • Structural anomalies of the speech and voice mechanism


Our clinicians have experience in the following areas:

  • Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injury
  • Language Delays and Disorders
  • Voice and Resonance Therapy
  • Speech Delays and Disorders (apraxia, dysarthria, articulation/phonology and motor speech impairment)
  • Communication Disorders (autism, developmental delays, learning disabilities, stroke, brain injuries, cognitive disorders, hearing impairment and progressive neurological diseases)
  • Literacy
  • Dysphagia / Swallowing Disorder/Impairment
  • Stuttering
  • Alternative and Augmentative communication needs

Services available:

  • Assessment, treatment, consultation, advocacy

Focus of practice:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents / Pedestrian Accidents
  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) Claims
  • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Claims
  • Specializing in complex injury cases (e.g., pre-existing learning difficulties, ESL learners, behavioral difficulties, ADHD, spinal cord injuries)
  • Return to school (e.g., help with IEP process, set up accommodations through disability services)
  • Return to work

Population (age of our clients):

  • 0 – 99 years young

Additional supports:

  • Identify appropriate academic placements and supports
  • Assistance with passing literacy tests
  • Recommend assistive technology (set up communication devices, software, ADP funding)

Coverage options:

  • Employer’s Extended Health Benefits
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Coverage
If you have any questions/concerns regarding treatment fees and/or payment options, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to speak with you.

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