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					The Profession of Speech-
     Language Pathology
  Judith Robillard Shultz, MSc. S-LP(C)
         Speech-Language Pathologist
  MUHC-The Montreal General Hospital
What is a speech-language
pathologist (aka SLP)?
   An autonomous professional with expertise in:
       typical development and disorders of communication
        and swallowing
       assessment and intervention


   Scope of Practice:
       Adults, children
       Speech/Language/Voice/Cognitive-Communication
        Disorders/Fluency/Swallowing
Roles/Activities
   Assesses (screening, identification, evaluation,
    diagnosis)
   Intervention (promotion, prevention, counseling,
    rehabilitation, consultation)
   Education and supervision of students and
    professionals
   Consultation and referral with other professionals
   Research
   University teaching
   Administration (management, policy development)
What is our training?
   Masters level
   9 programs in Canada
   Small, strong profession
   Growing
Canadian University Masters Programs in SLP



   Dalhousie University - S-LP and Audiology Programs
    School of Human Communication Disorders
    5599 Fenwick St.
    Halifax, NS B3H 1R2
    Tel. (902) 494-7052
    Fax. (902) 494-5151
    Dr. Joy Armson, Program Director
    JArmson@dal.ca
   Université de Montréal S-LP and Audiology Programs (French)
    École d'orthophonie et d'audiologie
    Faculté de médecine
    C.P. 6128, succ. Centre-ville
    Montréal, QC H3C 3J7
    téléphone (514) 343-7672
    télécopieur (514) 343-2115
    Louise Getty, directrice
    louise.getty@umontreal.ca
   McGill University - S-LP Program
    School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Beatty Hall
    1266 Pine Ave. West
    Montréal, QC H3G 1A8
    Tel. (514) 398-4137
    Fax. (514) 398-8123
    Dr. Shari R. Baum, Director
    shari.baum@mcgill.ca
   Université Laval S-LP Program (French)
    Programme de maîtrise en orthophonie
    départment de réadaption
    Faculté de médicine
    Pavillion Vandry
    Université Laval
    Québec, PQ G1K 7P4
    Tél. (418) 656-2131, poste 12190
    Fax. (418) 656-2432
    Joël Macoir, Directeur
    joel.macoir@rea.ulaval.ca
   Université d'Ottawa S-LP and Audiology Programs (French)
    Programme d'audiologie et d'orthophonie
    Faculté des sciences de la santé
    451 Chemin Smyth
    Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5
    Tél. (613) 562-5800 Ext. 5254
    Fax. (613) 562-5428
    Dr. Carol Leonard
    cleonard@uottawa.ca
   University of Western Ontario S-LP and Audiology Programs
    School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Elborn College
    Room 1510
    London, ON N6G 1H1
    Tel. (519) 661-2111 ext. 88227
    Fax. (519) 850-2369
   Dr. J.B. Orange
    jborange@uwo.ca
   University of Toronto S-LP Program
    Graduate Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology
    Rehabilitation Sciences Building
   University of British Columbia
   University of British Columbia
    School of Audiology & Speech Sciences
    5804 Fairview Ave.
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
    Tel. (604) 822-5591
    Fax. (604) 822-6569
    David Stapells, Director
    inquiry@audiospeech.ubc.ca

   University of Alberta
    Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
    2 - 70 Corbett Hall
    Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4
    Tel. (780) 492-5990
    Fax. (780) 492-9333
    Karen Pollock, Program Chair
    karen.pollock@ualberta.ca
Where do we work?
   Acute Medical
   Rehab
   Educational
   Pediatric
   Academic/Research
   Private
Example Caseload
   Acute Medical:
       Stroke, TBI, dementia, degenerative
        diseases, brain tumor
       Tracheostomy
       Head and Neck Cancer
       Voice
       Swallowing
       Fluency
Stroke
Traumatic Brain Injury
Dementia
Tracheostomy
Speaking Valve
Head and Neck Cancer
    Laryngectomy
Tracheoesophageal Voice Prosthesis
Voice Disorders
Other Example Caseloads by Setting

   Pediatric
   Educational
   Rehab
   Academic
   Private
What makes the job great ?
   High Standards
   Respect
   Challenge
   Variety
   Specialization
   Autonomy
   Team work
   Colleagues
   Pace
What are our challenges?
   Slow changes
   Visibility
   Hierarchy
   Discharge planning vs. Quality of Life
   Demands
Resources
   http://www.mcgill.ca/scsd/
   http://www.caslpa.ca/
Provincial Associations
   British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists
    BCASLPA
    www.bcaslpa.ca
   President: Jennifer Moll
    Suite 402, 1755 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC V6J 4S5
    Tel: (604) 420-2222 or 1-877-BCASLPA (222-7572)
    Fax: (604) 736-5606
   E-mail: bcaslpa@telus.net
   Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA)
    www.acslpa.ab.ca
    President: Sherri Garries
    Registrar: Anne Assaly
    209 - 3132 Parsons Road
    Edmonton, AB T6N 1L6
    Tel: (780) 944-1609 or 1-800-537-0589 (Alberta only)
    Fax: (780) 408-3925
    E-mail: headoffice@acslpa.ab.ca
   Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA)
    www.saslpa.ca
    President: Nancy Kindjerski
    Executive Director: Louise Watley
    11 – 2010 – 7th Avenue
    Regina, SK S4R 1C2
    Tel: (306) 757-3990 or 1-866-757-3990 Fax: (306) 757-3986 E-mail: saslpa@sasktel.net
   Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association (MSHA)
    www.msha.ca
    President: Maureen Penko
    Executive Director: Frank Pisa
    #2 - 333 Vaughan Street
    Winnipeg, MB R3B 3J9
    Tel: (204) 453-4539
    Fax: (204) 477-1881
   E-mail: office@msha.ca
   Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists
    and Audiologists (OSLA)
    www.osla.on.ca
    President: Sharon McWhirter
    Executive Director: Mary Cook
    410 Jarvis Street
    Toronto, ON M4Y 2G6
    Tel: (416) 920-3676 or 1-800-718-6752
    Fax: (416) 920-6214
    E-mail: mail@osla.on.ca
   L'Association québécoise des orthophonistes et des audiologistes (AQOA)
    http://www.aqoa.qc.ca/
    President: Céline Phenix
    2100, rue Marlowe, Bureau 428
    Montréal, QC H4A 3L5
    Tel: (514) 369-1486
    E-mail: admin@aqoa.qc.ca
   New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and
    Audiologists (NBASLPA)
    www.communicationnb.ca
    President: Darrelyn Snider
    Executive Director: Robert Cormier
    147 Ellerdale Ave.
    Moncton, NB E1A 3M8
    Tel: (506)-858-1788 or 1-877-751-5511
    Fax: (506) 854-0343
    E-mail: nbaslpa@nb.aibn.com
   The Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia (SHANS)
    www.shans.ca
    President: Mandy Kay-Raining Bird
    P.O Box 775, Halifax Central CRO
    Halifax, NS B3J 2V2
    Tel: (902) 423-9331
   E-mail: rainbird@dal.ca
   Prince Edward Island Speech and Hearing Association (PEISHA)
    Acting President: Cathy Grant
    P.O. Box 20076
    Charlottetown, PE C1A 9E3
    Tel: (902) 894-5559
    E-mail: cmgrant@pei.sympatico.ca
   Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Speech-Language Pathologists
    and Audiologists (NLASLPA)
    www.nlaslpa.ca
    President: Sarina Hunt
    PO Box 21212
    St. John's, NL A1A 5B2
    Tel: (709) 777-8890
    E-mail: info@nlaslpa.ca
   Yukon Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (YSLPAA)
   President: Wendy Kitchen
    Special Programs, Department of Education
    P.O. Box 2703
    Whitehorse, YK Y1A 2C6
    Tel: (867) 667-8662
    Fax: (867) 393-6423
    E-mail: wendy.kitchen@gov.yk.ca
      Salary Scale Information for Speech-Language
                   Pathologists in Quebec

   In Quebec, SLPs are part of group 105 for the salary
    scale, with other health professionals
   When you obtain your license from OOAQ, your starting
    salary is Echelon 4 (since April 1, 2007 it means 781,55$
    per week, or 40 640,60$ per year if you are working 35
    hours per week).
   Your salary increases every 6 months until Echelon 9
    (again, if you are working full-time).
   Which means that as of April 2007, an SLP who has
    always worked full-time will start making 1032.15$ per
    week after 4,5 years of practice - 53 671.80$ per year.

				
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