COVID-19 – Support and Resources from SAC

As the pandemic evolves, SAC continues to provide timely COVID-19 related updates including many different tools to support members and associates in their practice. In addition to our COVID-19 webpage, we hope that the below resources will prove useful and informative as you continue to navigate this ‘new normal.’  SAC Official Statements Official Statement on… Read More

Swallowing and Feeding Disorders Across the Lifespan

Issues with swallowing and feeding affect people of all ages and can have a significant impact on a person’s social, emotional and physical well-being. Speech-language pathologists — with their extensive knowledge of the anatomy involved in swallowing and speaking — are integral to supporting people with swallowing and feeding disorders. Dysphagia (dis-fay-juh), the medical term… Read More

Importance of Speech-Language and Audiology Services in Long-term Care

Speech-language pathology and audiology services are vital to safe and reliable long-term care. However, speech-language pathology and audiology services are not available in the majority of long-term care homes across Canada. Why access to speech-language and pathology services and audiology services is important: About 75% of residents have communication disorders, resulting from stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s… Read More

Speech & Hearing Month at Brock University

Brock University’s Applied Linguistics Department is holding their Spring Speaker Series to highlight Speech & Hearing Month with a public lecture by Professor Dr. JB Orange. The talk, entitled “Preserving Personhood when Communicating with Persons Living with Dementia”, will take place online on May 31st at 11am. The event is free and open to the… Read More

May 14 is Apraxia Awareness Day

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a rare but severe motor speech disorder that affects less than 1% of children. Children with apraxia have difficulty speaking clearly because their brains cannot plan and coordinate the movements of their lips, tongue and jaw. Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are uniquely educated and trained to assess, identify and treat… Read More

Innovative Science Exhibit: Hearing Health and Hearing Loss in Vernon, British Columbia

“On May 12th the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-BC Chapter (CHHA-BC) celebrated the success of The Way We Hear It! in Vernon, BC, with dedicated volunteers and community of people with hearing loss, community partners and organizations, professionals in the fields of audiology and speech pathology, ASL educators, and members of Vernon’s city council. We… Read More

Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) play an essential role in education teams. S-LPs are increasingly working with teachers directly in the classroom. This approach to providing speech-language pathology services ensures that learning goals are relevant and functional to the child’s learning environment. S-LPs have a variety of roles within the school setting. This includes collaborating with teachers in the… Read More

World Hearing Day

Celebrated every year on March 3, World Hearing Day (WHD)  raises awareness  for problems associated with hearing loss and promotes the need for access to ear and hearing care around the world. WHD 2022 focused on the importance of hearing loss prevention through safe listening. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that about… Read More

Who We Are: Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-language pathologists do more than people think. The scope of practice for speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) is continuing to evolve and it is important to raise awareness about the important roles S-LPs play in healthcare and education. * New!  SAC has developed a new information sheet for Speech and Hearing Month 2022 highlighting the range of… Read More

Who We Are: Audiologists

Audiologists do more than just fit hearing aids. The scope of practice for audiologists is continuing to evolve and it is important to raise awareness about the important role audiologists play in healthcare and education. * New!  SAC has developed a new information sheet for Speech and Hearing Month 2022 highlighting the range of ways… Read More