SAC Position Paper: Classroom Acoustics (2019)

Speech-Language Pathology
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It is the position of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) that Canada and its provinces and territories must adopt changes to their respective building codes to include standards for classroom acoustics. These standards are essential to optimize learning, teaching, overall health and quality of life. SAC recognises the detrimental impact of poor classroom acoustics on student learning as well as the negative health effects on educators and students in early childhood and school settings.