Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are essential members of educational teams supporting students of all ages with speech, language, and communication challenges to achieve their academic and personal potential. Many speech-language pathologists in Canada are employed in schools. Their job is to support children with communication disabilities in accessing the curriculum and achieving their academic and personal potential. In this new podcast series from Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, Dr. Lisa Archibald from the University of Western Ontario and our expert guests will discuss innovation in school-based speech-language pathology.
In the second French episode of the SAC Shining Lights podcast, Dr. Chantal Mayer-Crittenden from Laurentian University speaks with Jessica Gallant, a speech therapist for CSAP (Conseil scolaire acadien provincial). Jessica talks about ‘Grandir en français’, a project she was involved with to provide educators with strategies to work with children attending preschools or French-language schools in minority language settings.
On October 20, we recognize Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day with a special DLD episode of SAC’s Shining Lights podcast! In episode 14, Lisa Archibald talks with Miliana, a grade-6 student from Quebec with DLD, a persistent language difficulty with a significant impact on everyday interactions and school learning. Miliana shares her experiences of living and learning with DLD, working with her S-LP, and her passion for raising awareness of DLD.
In this very first episode, Monique Dubreuil, Executive Director of Consortium pour les élèves du nord de l’Ontario (CÉNO), and Annie Demers, lead Speech-Language Pathologist for the CÉNO, tell us about the creation of CÉNO, its role in North-East Ontario and its impact on the provision of school-based speech therapy services. We also discuss the Regroupement des orthophonistes du Nord de l’Ontario (RONO). RONO brings together speech-language pathologists from the 6 Francophone school boards in Northern Ontario, offering them a space to reflect on different themes and issues, as well as to exchange ideas, among others.
If you are interested in setting up a consortium of school services in your area, or even a group for speech therapists, this is an episode not to be missed!
In the twelfth episode, join Dr. Lisa Archibald of Western University as she speaks with Pat Blundon, who talks about her experience with Indigenous communities and working with what she calls language “varieties”.
In the eleventh episode, join Dr. Lisa Archibald of Western University as she speaks with Helen McKay, who talks about her 35 years of experience as an S-LP, 18 of those years with the Waterloo Region District School Board.
In the tenth episode, join Dr. Lisa Archibald of Western University as she speaks with Janine Chesworth, a speech-language pathologist working out of Edmonton, AB. Janine speaks on her experience in elementary schools, the English language in Indigenous contexts, and more.
In the ninth episode, join Dr. Lisa Archibald of Western University as she speaks with Jillian Gordon, a speech-language pathologist in a growing district in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Jillian speaks about her experience working in the school district, the district’s use of the new SWAP, and more.
Episode 8 of the SAC Shining Lights Podcast is now available! Join Dr. Lisa Archibald as she speaks with Sandrine Umunoza, Owner of Cabinet d’orthophonie l’Envol, who shares her experience working as an S-LP, particularly with Innu Indigenous communities.
In the seventh episode of SAC Shining Lights: School-based S-LP Podcast, Dr. Archibald is joined by Denise Kollee and Andrea Borg from Halton Catholic District School Board. Denise and Andrea discuss their work within the board and services for students using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.
In the sixth episode of SAC Shining Lights: School-based S-LP Podcast, Dr. Archibald is joined by Lisa Kohel and Lyndsay Bourdeau, private practitioners who support both schools and school divisions in Alberta. Lisa and Lyndsay discuss their experiences developing services in and with schools, and their work with educators.
In the fifth episode of SAC Shining Lights: School-based S-LP Podcast, Dr. Archibald is joined by Sylvia Cutmore from Peel District School Board. Sylvia discusses her work within the board, the consultation model she follows, a structured literacy model, and much more!
In our fourth episode, Dr. Archibald is joined by Debbie Maund from SpeechPATH4U in Moncton, NB and Elsipogtog School on Elsipogtog First Nation. Debbie discusses her service delivery model and the way she created a system responsive to the needs of a community based school.
In this episode, Lisa is joined by Melinda Hinch who has been providing speech-language services with a focus on literacy in the Windsor Essex County District School Board. They discuss how critical thinking, school board changes and even the pandemic have shaped the way speech-language services are being delivered in schools.