Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) hold a Master’s Degree and qualify for membership in the Canadian Association for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).
Slps act as resources and provide support to schools for students with communication difficulties including: phonological/articulation (speech sound) disorders; receptive and expressive language delays and disorders; pragmatic/social language difficulties; dysfluency (stuttering); and voice disorders.
- serving as a resource to schools and the district
- collaborating with parents, teachers, and outside agencies
- providing inservices to teachers, special education assistants, parents on strategies to support speech and language development
- assessing student’s communication skills
- writing and sharing assessment results and reports with family and school team
- planning and providing direct intervention
- planning and providing home programs
- implementing and supporting use of assistive technology for communication
- contact the school based Support Teacher/team
- contact the Classroom Teacher
- contact the SLP at school or at Student Support Services
- After consultation with the SLP, the school based team can complete a formal referral signed by Support Teacher, Principal, Classroom Teacher and parents