Speech-Language Pathology (SLPs)

Our speech and language pathologists promote cognitive rehabilitation and improve your communication skills.

Language and speech problems are common symptoms of post-concussion syndrome (PCS). If you’re constantly struggling to find the right words to finish a sentence or express your ideas clearly in a conversation, it’s easy to become frustrated and angry. We can help.

The screening, diagnosis, and treatment of people with communication and swallowing difficulties are the main goals of the medical specialty of speech-language pathology (SLP). SLPs, commonly referred to as speech therapists or speech pathologists, treat patients of all ages, including infants and the elderly, who have issues with their speech, language, voice, cognition, or swallowing.

SLPs work primarily to assist people in enhancing their communication abilities and general quality of life. The following are some of the main specialties in speech-language pathology practice:

  • SLPs provide therapy for people with speech impairments, including articulation problems (problems pronouncing sounds), fluency issues (stuttering), and voice problems (hoarseness or other aberrant vocal qualities).
  • SLPs evaluate and treat patients with language problems, including those who have trouble understanding and using spoken or written language. Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, reading comprehension, and writing proficiency difficulties could be involved.
  • SLPs assess and treat patients with swallowing difficulties, also referred to as dysphagia. They assist patients who, as a result of neurological disorders, strokes, or other medical issues, have trouble securely chewing or swallowing food or liquids.
  • SLPs provide assistance to people with cognitive-communication impairments brought on by stroke, dementia, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological illnesses. They address deficiencies in cognitive abilities that affect communication, such as attention, memory, problem-solving, organizing, and others.
  • AAC: SLPs work with people who have significant speech or language difficulties and who are unable to communicate verbally in the traditional sense. They might support the use of AAC methods like visual communication boards, sign language, or hi-tech devices with synthetic speech.

SLPs employ a range of assessment instruments, treatment strategies, and interventions that are catered to the unique requirements of each person. To deliver complete care, they work together with other experts like doctors, occupational therapists, and psychiatrists.

In order for people to properly speak and take part in their personal, academic, and professional lives, speech-language pathology plays a critical role in helping them overcome communication and swallowing issues.

Aphasia Therapy

Aphasia usually occurs after an individual experiences an injury to the head. This typically affects the individual’s ability to express, comprehend, read and write. A Speech and Language Pathologist can assess and treat individuals with Aphasia. A comprehensive assessment is done where impairments to body structures and functions are taken into account as well as co morbid deficits, limitations in participating in activities, contextual environmental and personal factors, and how the injury has impaired the individuals quality of life.

People with aphasia, a communication impairment that impairs one’s capacity to understand and use language, can benefit from aphasia therapy. Brain injuries like strokes, tumors, or traumatic brain traumas can cause aphasia.

The main objective of aphasia therapy is to enhance language and communication abilities so that those who have aphasia can restore their capacity for successful communication.

Can I use my health insurance plan?

Yes. All of our therapists are licensed physiotherapists which most majour health insurance providers cover. Please check with your insurance provider to see if a doctor’s referral letter is required before you book your session.

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Iscope is currently accepting new patients. A referral from your primary care physician or specialist is required for consultations covered by your provincial plan. If you require rehabilitation services a referral is not required.


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