Orthophonie (M.Sc.S.)

Bilingual SLP: Là tu parles!

Overview

PLEASE NOTE : This program is delivered in French on the Sudbury campus. Please see the French side of the website.

 

BILINGUAL SLP: Là tu parles !

 

The program

Laurentian University offers a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology on its Sudbury campus, in French.

The speech-language pathology programs (bachelors degree and masters degree) at Laurentian University provide an interdisciplinary education in human communication sciences and disorders, thus helping students make connections between the human, social, natural, physical and cognitive sciences. Our students are zealous, engaged, and benefit from a bilingual learning environment throughout their studies. Our clinic offers quality rehabilitative services to people of all ages with communication disorders living in Northern Ontario, while also providing students with clinical activities that allow them to bridge the gap between the theory learned in their courses and practice.

Offering speech and language services in both French and English, Laurentian University's Speech and Language Clinic allows students to apply their clinical skills in Canada’s two official languages.

Students in a speech-language pathology class.

Admission Requirements

Please see the French side of this Web Page.

 

General Information

  • The curriculum follows the standards set by CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario) and SAC (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Canada). Thus, graduates will be able to meet the requirements for registration in Ontario and non-statutory certification for SAC.
  • The Master’s degree consists of six full-time sessions, including an internship of 12 weeks (360 hours).
  • Regulations governing this program are established by the School of Graduate Studies and Research, which meets the criteria for accreditation by the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS) and the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CACUP).

 

Bilingual SLP: Là tu parles !

Please click on the following link to obtain an overview of Laurentian University's Speech Pathology program (presentation in French):

Please click on the following links to obtain information on the profession of speech-language pathologist:

 

Your academic development 

Your academic development is important to us and we strive to guide students through their academic experience by creating an environment where dialogue is encouraged and knowledge shared. You can count on our commitment to your education and to providing you with an environment that supports success. We pride ourselves on always being available to answer students' questions and to give advice.

 

Mission, Vision and Values 

To learn more about us, please read Laurentian University's Speech-Language Pathology Program's "Mission, Vision and Values".

 

Other information

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC-OAC)
College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO-OAOO)
The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA-AOAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

 

Key Features

Speech-language pathologists take communication to heart! Whether they’re working with an autistic child or a stroke survivor, speech-language pathologists do everything they can to help improve their patients’ health and quality of life.
The first language of instruction of this program is French. However, a command of the English language is also essential for internships. Graduates will be able to offer quality services in both of Canada's official languages.
After completing Laurentian University's Bachelor of health sciences in speech-language pathology (offered in French) and this two-year master’s degree, the future speech-language pathologist is prepared to intervene in a careful and wellconsidered manner.

Career Opportunities

Employment prospects are excellent as the needs of the population increase. There is a real shortage of speech-language pathologists and health care services in Northern Ontario and in Canada in general. Since Laurentian University's program is offered only in French, with bilingual clinical education, several cohorts of Francophone and bilingual Speech-language pathologists will practice in Northern Ontario and elsewhere in the country, which will in turn improve access to speech therapy services in both official languages.  Some professionals may also choose to teach, do research, management, etc.

Career Postings (OAC-SAC)

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