The Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA) is the regulatory body for all Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Saskatchewan. All Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists qualified to practice in Saskatchewan must be registered members of the Association
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Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists work in a variety of settings - hospitals, schools, child development centres, rehabilitation centres, special institutions, government agencies, public health offices, industry, colleges and universities, private practice, or research centres. Duties and responsibilities vary depending on the position.
Usually part of a comprehensive team, Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists coordinate their efforts with educational, medical, psychological, social work and other personnel involved in rehabilitation. There are also opportunities for employment in administration, teaching and research.
In Saskatchewan , positions are available in both larger centres and rural areas. Centres in large cities offer benefits such as working closely with professional colleagues, easy access to other specialists and educational resources, experience with a wide variety of communication disorders, and the opportunity to specialize. Working in rural areas offers experience with a large and diverse caseload, which is often managed independently and involves travel. Rural positions offer more responsibility and challenge in general clinical assessment and treatment.
The fields of speech-language pathology and audiology provide unique and challenging career opportunities.
The Master’s level is the recognized standard of education in Canada. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology programs are available in many provinces and states. There are a number of university programs in Canada which offer training in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The pre-requisite for training at the graduate level is a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders or a Bachelor’s degree with solid academic background in psychology, linguistics, statistics, physical and social sciences. Individuals with undergraduate degrees in unrelated fields should contact the training programs to determine whether a qualifying year is necessary. A high level of academic standing is required for admission.
University courses include acoustics, anatomy, assessment, counseling, hearing disorders, hearing aids, language development and disorders, linguistics, neurology and neurophysiology, non-vocal communication, parent training, psychology, phonetics, speech disorders, statistics, stuttering, swallowing, voice and voice disorders, and a variety of specific areas (ie. autism). The courses and clinical practicums cover the development, disorders, and the training or retraining of human communication in all its aspects.
Universities in Canada which offer Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology programs are listed here. These universities should be contacted directly for information and applications.
To practice in Saskatchewan as an Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologists you must be registered as a practising member of SASLPA. Please contact SASLPA for further details.