2019 Kid’s Contest Winners

This was a big year for the Speech and Hearing Month Kid’s Contest! We are proud to announce that we received more than 255 submissions from across Canada. A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated! Now, we are happy to present the 2019 Kid’s Contest winners: Category: 5 Years and Under   Winner:… Read More

Classroom Acoustics

Much of the education that takes place in K-12 classrooms relies on oral communication. Children, who primarily learn through listening, need a learning environment in which they can fully hear and understand the teacher’s instructions, particularly children with learning disabilities, hearing loss or those learning in a second language. Poor classroom acoustics can have serious… Read More

May 14 is Apraxia Awareness Day!

Childhood apraxia of speech 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 are uniquely educated and trained to assess, identify and treat children with… Read More

The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are essential members of educational teams as they support students of all ages with speech, language and communication challenges to achieve their academic and personal potential. S-LPs, often supported by communication health assistants, provide individualized services to students of all ages with speech, language, social communication, literacy, cognitive and swallowing impairments. They… Read More

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Exposure to noise is part of our everyday lives. From mowing the lawn, to listening to music, we are putting a strain on our ears. Hearing is a complex process that — through the sensitive structures of the ear all the way to the brain — involves transforming vibrations from our environment into meaningful sound.… Read More

2018 Kid’s Contest Winners

This was a big year for the Speech and Hearing Month Kid’s Contest! We are proud to announce that we received more than 260 submissions from across Canada. A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated! Now, we are happy to present the 2018 Kid’s Contest winners: Category: 5 Years and Under   Winner:… Read More

What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia (dis-fay-juh) is the medical term for a swallowing disorder, meaning a difficulty or inability to swallow. Dysphagia affects people of all ages and can have a great 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… Read More