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What do Speech-Language Pathologists do?

Speech-Language Pathologists provide assessment and treatment of communication (speech and language) disorders and also assess and manage swallowing. This work is critical to well-being since it focuses on aspects of both communication and nutrition. 

What Speech-Language Pathology services are provided at Baycrest?

In addition to assessment and treatment of communication disorders, Speech-Language Pathologists are often involved when clients have swallowing problems. Through the Swallowing Clinic, our Speech-Language Pathologists provide care for individuals with swallowing problems through assessment, treatment and counselling, based on best practices and current research. With our knowledge and expertise in dysphagia, our services are tailored to the specific needs of both geriatric clients and people with neurological or medical illnesses.

The Dysphagia Friendly Cooking Series

videos were designed to help caregivers of people living with dementia and dysphagia (swallowing problems) prepare foods that are safe to eat, tasty, appealing and nutritious and that can be enjoyed by everyone at home. Through the videos, caregivers will learn tricks and tips that will help them modify food texture with tools they have in their kitchen. The videos were developed with support from CABHI, in collaboration with ELLICSR kitchen and George Brown College. Before viewing the videos we recommend you review the IDDSI framework

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Speech-Language Pathology qualifications

Speech-Language Pathologists at Baycrest are regulated professionals, and registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.