1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant


Time & Length of Session
Afternoon Sessions

Advocacy & Speech-Language Pathology: How Can You Be a Change-Maker?

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Speech-language pathologists and communication health assistants are in a strong position to advocate for their role on interprofessional teams and for the needs of their patients/clients, yet many professionals don’t feel equipped to promote their role to decision-makers, other professionals or, most importantly, the general public. 

This session will provide an overview of advocacy: what it is and strategies which will allow you to become a better advocate for your profession. Participants will have the opportunity to work through a case study in a hands-on exercise and prepare their own advocacy toolkits.


Emily Banzet
Manager of Communications and Marketing at SAC