What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

A speech-language pathologist may work alone or as part of a team to help individuals of all ages to communicate effectively and to eat and swallow safely.

Role of a Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Identify, assess, evaluate, treat, manage, educate and help prevent language, speech, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other communication disorders
  • Identify, assess, evaluate, treat, manage, educate and prevent swallowing problems


The Speech-Language Pathology Department services all inpatients and adult outpatients for the Algoma District with acute medical or surgical pathologies.
These include:

  • swallowing – bedside screening assessments, videofluroscopy assessments, and swallowing treatment
  • neurogenic speech and language disorders – assessment and treatment of right and left hemisphere brain injury (stroke, aneurysm, degenerative diseases etc.)
  • oral, velopharyngeal and laryngeal surgery – pre and post-surgical counselling, rehabilitation, purchasing adaptive equipment
  • nonvocal, tracheostomized and ventilator-dependent patients – augmentative and alternative communication, speaking valves, purchasing adaptive equipment
  • inpatient premature and medically involved pediatric patients – feeding and swallowing assessment and treatment


Monday- Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Phone: (705) 759-3634