Speech Language Pathologists support individuals with speech, language, voice, fluency, hearing and cognitive-communicative disorders. The profession is regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
Parents or caregivers may want to contact a speech language pathologist if their child is slow to talk, or seems to be having difficulty understanding what is said to them. Adults with difficulty understanding and producing speech following a stroke or other brain injury, or who have lost their ability to communicate verbally due to a neurological disease, may also benefit from the care of a speech language pathologist.
To find a speech language pathologist search the provincial college‘s website (see below) under "Find A Practitioner", check the Speech and Language section for service listings or look in the yellow pages under "speech-language pathologists."