S-LPs helping COVID-19 patients learn how to swallow and speak again

Date: 
24 February, 2021
Credit: 
CTV News
Category: 
SAC News
Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology
Communication Health Assistants
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This week, CTV News published an article highlighting the crucial role of S-LPs in treating COVID-19 patients on the frontline. The article also feautures SAC members Avital Winer, S-LP(C), Dr. Stacey Skoretz, S-LP(C) and Sarah Jane Garland, S-LP(C).

"One of the main tools used in hospitals during the pandemic has been the ventilator, a machine that supports the breathing of those battling a severe case of COVID-19 — but after weeks or months on a ventilator, recovering patients can struggle to swallow, eat, drink or even to speak. That’s where speech-language pathologists come in, fulfilling an essential, but little-known role in the frontline response to this pandemic."

Read the full article.