|he Speech-Language Pathologist provides a range of clinical services that focus on promoting communication, language and speech and that contribute to a client/patientís overall cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being. The Speech-Language Pathologist supports the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children within their specified program or programs.
The Speech-Language Pathologist uses advanced level knowledge of child development, diagnostic and therapeutic principles, disorders of development, cognition and mental health, in combination with advanced clinical reasoning and best practice to provide evidence based therapeutic, clinical, diagnostic, and preventative services to develop functional solutions for the day-to-day issues in the lives of clients/patients and their various environments.
Working collaboratively as part of an inter-professional team, the Speech-Language Pathologist provides information, develops educational materials and resources, participates in research/evidence based practice activities and in ongoing quality improvement and risk management initiatives/projects. Services may be provided across a continuum of care either onsite or on outreach in communities throughout the province.