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

S-LP Students Bring Speech and Hearing Month Celebrations to Toronto

Throughout May, the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Department of Speech-Language Pathology brought Speech and Hearing Month to the public with a series of information booths. The U of T’s Speech and Hearing Month team has shared some photos of their events below. For more information, please visit: http://www.slp.utoronto.ca/sixty/ Volunteers at an information booth… Read More

Vestibular Disorders — Audiologists Can Help

When thinking of the role of audiologists, your first thought is probably the assistance they provide to people with hearing loss. But audiologists do so much more. For example, did you know that they also support people with vestibular or balance disorders? Vestibular disorders occur when the vestibular system – which uses our eyes, ears… Read More

Autism and Collaborative Care

A recent report by the Public Health Agency of Canada states that approximately one in 66 children in Canada is diagnosed with ASD. This report has helped raise awareness regarding the prevalence of the disorder, but it is not as widely known that speech-language pathology services are integral in supporting people with ASD. Autism spectrum… 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

Communication and End of Life

In 2016, for the first time, persons aged 65 years and older outnumbered those under 15 years of age. Our aging population has meant that end-of-life care is becoming an increasingly important topic for many people in Canada. Speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants play a critical role in providing communication health services at… Read More

Alberta Students Host Speech and Hearing Month Events

In celebration of Speech and Hearing Month, the Organization of Alberta Students in Speech (OASIS) at the University of Alberta will be hosting a series of information tables across Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatoon throughout May. At these information tables, OASIS members will be raising awareness about communication health with resource materials and Speech and Hearing… Read More

The Hon. Senator Terry Mercer recognizes Speech and Hearing Month in the Senate

On May 3, 2018, the Hon. Senator Terry Mercer gave a statement recognizing Speech and Hearing Month in the Senate. Senator Mercer stressed the importance of early intervention and recognized the work of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants. “Honourable Senators, it is Speech and Hearing Month in Canada. Speech-Language & Audiology Canada …… Read More

New 2018 Resources!

Each year, SAC produces new Speech and Hearing Month materials to promote communication health and raise public awareness about communication disorders. For 2018, we’ve created new resources about autism spectrum disorder and the importance of seeing an audiologist for hearing health.       2018 Posters       2018 Info Sheets We encourage communication… Read More