Speech Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathologists provide advanced and specialized assessment, diagnostic and treatment services for speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing, and other communication problems. In addition, we identify relevant risk for additional health, safety, and developmental complications and make referrals to other health and community services, such as Developmental Teams, as necessary.
The Speech-Language Pathologist will use various standardized and non-standardized tools and methods to assess each client's abilities. At the end of the assessment, the Speech-Language Pathologist will discuss her findings with the client/parent/caregiver/health professional and make recommendations.
Referrals for assessment are prioritized based on urgency of need. Typical wait time for initial assessment ranges from two to six weeks. The treatment waitlist for outpatient services varies depending on urgency of case and clinic demands.
Speech-Language Pathology services are provided to inpatients and outpatients at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre and at the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre. In addition, further services are provided to each of the long term care facilities across the region.
Speech-Language Pathologists also provide consultative services to client-specific teams (eg. Regional Autism Services), as well as collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and committees around quality improvement and professional practice.
For questions or to cancel an appointment, please call:
Grand Falls-Windsor - 292-2169
Gander - 256-5458