Laurentian University today officially opened its Speech and Language Clinic, in the presence of dignitaries and health sector professionals. The clinic will offer optimal training conditions to students of the bachelor’s (B.Sc.S.) and master’s (M.Sc.S.) programs in Speech-Language Pathology. It is open to the Greater Sudbury community, thanks to the support of the Office of Francophone Affairs at Laurentian University and the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS).
“Laurentian University is very proud of this new clinic that will allow our 120 students in Speech-Language Pathology to benefit from quality facilities that meet our exceptional faculty’s high standards of teaching,” said Laurentian University President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux. “Opening this clinic is timely and significant considering the shortage of Speech-Language Pathologists in the community. The Clinic will strive to meet the recognized needs and high demand of Greater Sudbury and Northern Ontario.”
During the event, Laurentian University’s Speech-Language Pathology program coordinator, Michèle Minor-Corriveau, also launched a new online exchange platform for professionals in the field. “At a time when information technology presents us with a suitable way to share our resources and best practices, we hope that this forum – the only one of its kind in Ontario – will allow professionals in the field of voice, swallowing, speech, and language disorders to share their knowledge and exchange tips and tools to further advance innovation and research in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.”
The field of Speech-Language Pathology covers a wide range of specialists including clinicians, professors, managers, administrators and researchers working in rural and urban settings. These professionals aim to prevent, identify and treat disorders of speech, language (oral and written), voice, fluency (stuttering), and swallowing in people of all ages.
The Speech and Language Clinic is located on the sixth floor of the Parker Building, on Laurentian University’s Sudbury campus. Clients should call 705-675-1151, ext. 4122 to book an appointment. For more information about Laurentian University’s Speech-Language Pathology programs and teaching clinic, please visit www.laurentienne.ca/orthophonie. You can also follow Laurentian University’s Speech-Language Pathology program on Twitter @LULorthoSLP and like its Facebook page at facebook.com/LULorthoSLP.