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What do Speech-Language Pathologists do?

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide assessment and treatment of communication (speech, language and voice), and swallowing disorders. SLPs play an important role in maintaining the health and well-being of Baycrest patients, as both communication and swallowing are a critical part of everyone’s quality of life.
SLPs are regulated healthcare professionals, and are registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.

What Speech-Language Pathology services are provided at Baycrest?

SLPs are found across Baycrest Hospital inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as within the Rotman Research Institute. SLP services at Baycrest are tailored to the specific needs of patients and their families, with a focus on geriatric clients and clients with neurological or medical illnesses.
Baycrest SLPs work in the following outpatient programs:

The Dysphagia Friendly Cooking Series

Baycrest SLPs and dieticians, in collaboration with CABHI, the ELLICSR kitchen, and George Brown College, created videos to help caregivers of people living with dementia and dysphagia (swallowing problems) prepare foods that are safe to eat, tasty, appealing and nutritious. Through the videos, caregivers will learn tricks and tips that will help them modify food texture with tools they have in their kitchen. Before viewing the videos we recommend you review the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) framework.

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