Speech & Hearing Month in the News!

Global Morning News Saskatoon On May 18, 2021, the Chair of SAC’s Board of Directors, Jennifer Cameron-Turley, was interviewed on Global Morning News Saskatoon to promote Speech & Hearing Month and shine a light on the important roles of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants. In the interview, Jennifer discuss some of this year’s… Read More

The Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists in Concussion Management

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) and audiologists are essential to quality, person-centered, interprofessional concussion care. Concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury. Physical, cognitive, communicative and emotional symptoms may follow a concussion. Although these difficulties usually resolve within four weeks of the injury, approximately 20% of adults and children experience prolonged post-concussion symptoms that interfere… Read More

COVID-19 – Support and Resources from SAC

Since the beginning of the pandemic, SAC has provided 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… Read More

Communication Health Assistants – Supporting Your Communication Health

Communication health assistants are specifically trained to provide clinical services under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist (S-LP) or audiologist. They work in a variety of settings and with people of all ages with communication, swallowing, hearing and balance disorders. Communication health assistants working with S-LPs: Administer screening protocols Provide therapy under the supervision of… Read More

Communication and Swallowing Difficulties Following a Stroke

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) can help. More than two-thirds of people who have had a stroke experience communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Communication and swallowing difficulties often occur together, are usually most severe immediately after the stroke and often improve over time. Recovery can continue for many years and is most successful when rehabilitation is started as… Read More

World Report on Hearing – Findings & Discussion

In March 2021, the World Health Organization launched the first-ever World Report on Hearing, which outlines a public health approach to making (ear and) hearing care accessible for all. Launched as part of the 2021 World Hearing Day campaign on March 3, the report demonstrates the growing need for hearing care globally and explains why… Read More

SAC’s 2021 Audiology Event – A Month of Webinars!

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) is thrilled to announce that we are hosting The Audiology Event this year, delivered as a series of webinars throughout May 2021. SAC has had to cancel holding The Audiology Event in-person due to the ongoing pandemic. This webinar series will include presentations originally developed for the in-person event. All… Read More

The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are essential members of education teams. S-LPs have a variety of roles within the school setting. This includes collaborating with teachers in the classroom as well as working with speech-language pathology assistants to provide individualized and group services to students of all ages. As members of interprofessional teams, they also contribute to educational goal setting,… Read More

What is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL)?

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is an unexplained and rapid loss of hearing. Hearing loss usually occurs over three days or less, usually affecting only one ear. Annually, 27 per 100,000 people will be affected by SSNHL. SSNHL can heavily impact your mental health and overall quality of life. People with SSNHL may experience ear-fullness,… Read More

What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a language disorder that may impact a person’s ability to speak, listen, read and write. Appearing as a common side effect following a stroke, aphasia occurs in approximately 30% of stroke survivors and more than 100,000 Canadians live with aphasia. Some people with aphasia cannot speak at all, some are unable to find… Read More