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Speech-Language Pathology
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Much of the education that takes place in K-12 classrooms relies on oral communication. Children, who primarily learn through listening, need a learning environment in which they can fully hear and understand the teacher’s instructions, particularly children with learning disabilities, hearing loss or those learning in a second language.

Poor classroom acoustics can have serious effects on a child's ability to learn and on teachers' vocal health. Research shows that many Canadian classrooms have poor quality acoustics and children are often working in sub-standard classroom listening conditions. Learn more.

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