May is Speech and Hearing Month!

OPSEU Local 101 is pleased to celebrate Speech and Hearing Month in May!

 

 

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work with people of all ages to identify, assess and treat a wide range of communication disorders. Speech-language pathologists are health professionals who identify, diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. Audiologists are hearing health professionals who identify, diagnose and manage individuals with peripheral or central hearing loss, tinnitus, vestibular and balance disorders and other communication disorders across the lifespan. Communication health assistants are specifically trained to provide clinical services under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

In addition to working in clinical settings, speech-language pathologists and audiologists work in research, education, advocacy, policy development and health administration. 

Here’s a great overview of the profession of Speech Language Pathologists:

 

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