Speech-Language Pathology

Profession

Speech-Language Pathology — Inpatient

Speech-language pathologists are regulated health care professionals who identify, assess and treat adult inpatients presenting with swallowing, speech, language, and cognitive-communication and voice disorders.

Speech-language pathologists work as part of a multidisciplinary team to manage referrals and caseload, ensuring efficient service delivery and discharge planning. Our team of four speech-language pathologists provides services to all inpatient medical and surgical programs. The speech-language pathologists are also part of the SATT (Stroke Assessment Treatment Team). This interdisciplinary team is available seven days per week and provides rapid assessment and treatment for acute stroke patients according to best practice stroke care guidelines.

Useful links

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
University of Toronto – Speech-Language Pathology

Education program

We accept students who are currently enrolled in speech-language pathology programs, communicative disorders assistant programs, and early childhood consultant programs. Students gain experience working with all three professions.

Inpatient

North York General Hospital (NYGH) provides speech-language pathology students with the clinical experience of working collaboratively with patients, families and the interprofessional health care team to provide the highest standards of care and an outstanding patient and family experience. Fieldwork experience at the General site is available across all adult inpatient programs including Medicine and Elder Care, Surgery, Cancer Care and Mental Health.

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