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Speech-Language Pathology

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Speech-Language Pathology services are designed to enhance oral language, literacy, and functional communication learning in students with a diverse range of abilities within an anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework.

The role of the Speech-Language Pathologist is to problem-solve in a collaborative relationship with educators and caregivers to develop programming ideas and suggestions to enhance the language and literacy opportunities within a culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy.

Services focus on younger students in the kindergarten and primary grades with a commitment to early intervention, prevention, and innovative programs while honouring the lived experience and identities of students and their families.

Speech-Language Pathologists provide:

  • assessment
  • collaborative consultation
  • programming
  • intervention
  • professional learning and in-services for teachers
  • resources and support for caregivers

Speech-Language Pathologists support students in the following areas:

  • speech (articulation, stuttering and voice)
  • oral language (comprehension and expression)
  • early literacy
  • intervention
  • augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • social communication

Services are accessed through School Support Team (SST) discussion.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more or need assistance.

Speech-Language Pathologists are graduates of accredited University programs with Master’s Degrees, and are regulated by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Speech-Language Pathologists can also choose to be members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)


For resources and ideas to support students with communication difficulties, please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @TDSB_SLP

Further information and resources are also available on our SLP Google Site for Parents:

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD) provides support and resources to families and community partners to ensure children have access to effective speech and language services. Services provided include Parent Resource Information, Parent Support Activities and Public Awareness Activities.

Please call 519-290-1763 or visit for more information.