May is Speech and Hearing Month…Public Information Sessions: Helping Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury and Helping Children Overcome Speech Sound Difficulties

May is Speech and Hearing Month. It is a time when speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communicative disorder assistants share information about how they ensure that speech, language, swallowing, hearing and balance are recognized as part of total wellness, and work with the public to increase awareness about how important it is to be able to communicate.

In honour of Speech and Hearing Awareness Month we are inviting the public to  information sessions organized by the Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) in partnership with the Department of Speech‐Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.

Helping Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury Overcome Communication Barriers

When: Wednesday May 10, 2017

Where:  500 University Ave., Toronto, Room 140

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Jeanette Podolsky, Clinical Director at The Speech Therapy Centres of Canada, will present this session and will explore the role that speech-language pathologists play in helping individuals overcome various communication barriers following a traumatic brain injury.

Helping Children Overcome Speech Sound Difficulties

When: Monday May 29, 2017

Where: 500 University Ave., Toronto, Room 140

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm

This session will explore the role that speech‐language pathologists play in helping individuals overcome speech sound difficulties. The discussion will include an overview of the types of speech sound difficulties in children, the types of treatments and service‐delivery models available for children, the impact of speech language pathologists in early intervention, as well as the referral process for school age children.

Featured speakers include: Dr. Pascal van Lieshout, Margit Pukonen, Beverley Benassi,  Dr. Savannah Cardew, and Kristi Kwan.

At the end of the session there will be time allotted for questions from the audience.

If you are interested in attending either of  these sessions please RSVP to slp.rsvp@utoronto.ca or call 416 974 – 5456.

May 10 Event Poster 2017

May 29  Event Poster 2017