Vote Communication Health – SAC Advocacy Campaign

SAC actively works to advocate for communication health, serving as the voice for members and associates with the provincial and federal government. In 2019, SAC launched the Vote Communication Health Campaign which aims to push communication health issues to the forefront of federal government agendas. Specifically launched surrounding the 2019 federal election, this campaign focuses… Read More

The Role of a Communication Health Assistant

Communication health assistants work collaboratively supporting the delivery of speech-language pathology and/or audiology services and are supervised by qualified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.  Communication health assistants help with assessments, perform screenings, provide direct treatment and more, delivering a range of audiology and speech-language pathology services to people of all ages. To learn more about the… Read More

Language and Literacy Skills in Children

Language and literacy skills are fundamental features of child development as literacy enables us to communicate with others and learn about the world. To develop literacy skills, children must first build speech and language skills. Children with speech or language disorders, therefore, are more likely to have difficulties with literacy and this is where speech-language… Read More

Professional Insights Communiqué Series

To highlight the work of our members and associates, we are launching our Professional Insights Communiqué Interview Series. We have invited a number of SAC members and associates to share their unique professional experiences, promoting the importance of the professions in communication health.  For Speech and Hearing Month, we are kicking the interview series off with… Read More

Apraxia Awareness Day – Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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… Read More

New SAC Position Paper: Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in Schools

Speech-language pathology services vary substantially across schools in Canada. Service delivery model decisions are complex and require input from many partners in the school community. As part of SAC’s ongoing advocacy work to support school-based speech-language pathologists (S-LPs), an Ad Hoc Committee has developed a new position paper to promote the essential role of S-LPs in determining… Read More

SAC Concussion Position Statements and Webinars

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) play a vital role in concussion management, both in terms of treatment and awareness. Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) has developed two position statements to promote the important roles of both professions in assisting those with prolonged symptoms following a concussion. Accompanying these position statements are webinars outlining the communication… Read More

The Role of Audiologists in Concussion Management

Most people recover from a concussion, however, about 20% of adults and children experience prolonged post-concussions symptoms, including difficulties with hearing and balance (vestibular). These prolonged auditory and vestibular symptoms can include difficulty hearing and following conversations, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea, visual impairment and more, all of which can adversely affect one’s daily life. These post-concussion… Read More

The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Concussion Management

Most people recover from a concussion, however, about 20% of adults and children experience prolonged post-concussions symptoms. These symptoms can include cognitive-communication difficulties: trouble understanding conversations, talking, reading, writing and with social interaction, all of which can adversely affect one’s daily life. These post-concussion symptoms, however, do not need to persist. Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) can… Read More

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