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.
- 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