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Services We Provide - Speech Language Pathology

  • Consultation
  • Assessment of Speech, Language, Fluency, Voice, Literacy, Social and Functional Communication Skills
  • Classroom Based Programming
  • Assistance with IEP development and SEA Claims
  • Home Programming
  • In-services and Workshops
  • Referral to Children’s Treatment Centre/ Network CTC/CTN and other community agencies

**The focus of Speech-Language Pathology Services is early intervention.  We work primarily with students with significant oral language difficulties from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3. Availability of service is limited for middle and secondary age students. Please discuss any concerns with your school’s SLP.

Provision of Speech and Language Services in Schools

The roles, responsibilities and services provided by the School Board Speech-Language Pathologist and Children’s Treatment Centre/ Network (CTC/N) Speech-Language Pathologist differ considerably because they are funded by different Ministries according to the Ontario Ministry of Education Policy/Program Memorandum No. 81. Please see below for a brief description of their respective roles/responsibilities/services.

School Board Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Employee of TDSB.
  • Receives referral for all speech, language and communication needs.
  • Provides consultation & recommendations to school staff and parents.
  • Screens students for CTC/CTN eligibility and makes referrals as appropriate.

CTC/CTN Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Employee of an outside agency funded by the Ministry of Children and Community Services.
  • Receives referral from School Board Speech-Language Pathologist.
  • Provides services for moderate-severe articulation, stuttering and voice.