Bilingual SLP: Là tu parles!
A speech-language pathologist is a health professional who screens, assesses, identifies and treats speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), swallowing and feeding problems for all age groups.
The bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology is not restricted. Students who are eligible (see Admission Requirements) can register.
Want to know more about speech-language pathology? Check out this video capsule! .. (video available in French only)
This specialized program leads to a Baccalauréat ès sciences de la santé (B.Sc.S.) en orthophonie (Bachelor in Health Sciences - orthophonie). This French-language speech-language pathology program takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying human communication disorders, all the while making connections between the human, social, natural, physical and cognitive sciences.
The goal of this unique program is to train clinicians who are able to conduct thorough analyses of language, speech and voice disorders, including resonance disorders, stuttering, dysphagia, neurological communication disorders, child development disorders and cognitivelinguistic issues in adolescents and adults. After completing this four-year program and a two-year master’s degree, the future speech-language pathologist is prepared to intervene.
A master's degree in the field is required to become a practicing professional in Ontario (calspo.com), in Canada (oac-sac.ca), and around the world, and is offered at Laurentian University.
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The bachelor's degree program in Speech-Language Pathology is not restricted. Students who qualify (see Admission Requirements for details) can register.
Bilingual SLP: Là tu parles!
This degree in Orthophonie (B.Sc.S.) is the only program of its kind offered in French in Canada. This interdisciplinary training program focuses on both theory and practice in the field of human communication sciences and disorders. During their training, students must complete practical, hands-on tasks in our laboratory.
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 pathology services in both official languages.
- Laurentian University's Orthophonie Programs (YouTube - in French)
This four-year (specialized) program leads to a Baccalauréat ès sciences de la santé (B.Sc.S.) en orthophonie (Bachelor in Health Sciences - orthophonie). A master's degree in the field is required to become a practicing professional in Ontario (calspo.ca), in Canada (oac.sac.ca), and around the world, and is offered at Laurentian University.
Speech-language pathologists take communication to heart!
- Most Canadians take their communication skills for granted when, in fact, millions of them have a speech, language or hearing disorder that somewhat impairs their ability to communicate.
- Early detection and rehabilitation of speech and hearing impediments often help to circumvent communication issues at school, work and in everyday life.
- 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.
- Speech-language pathologists work with people of all ages, in schools, health institutions or the private sector.
- There is a real shortage of speech-language pathologists and health care services in Northern Ontario and Canada in general.
- Laurentian University also offers a Master's degree in speech-language pathology (M.Sc.S. en orthophonie) in this field.
Profession of speech-language pathologist
Please click on the following link to obtain information on the profession of speech-language pathologist:
- Check out this video capsule! Anatomy and Brain Function .. (video available in French only)
- Speech-Language Pathologists: Who We Are (SAC-OAC)
- Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology in Canada (SAC-OAC)
- Savez-vous qui est l'orthophoniste? (YouTube - presentation in French)
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..
- LipDub (Speech-language pathology program's student council (YouTube - presentation in French)
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC-OAC)
College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO-CASLPO)
The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA-OSLA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Relevant graduate studies at Laurentian University
To obtain the title of Speech-Language Pathologist in Ontario, one requires a master's degree. This degree can be completed at Laurentian University (Master's degree in Health Sciences - Orthophonie) or at another university in Canada or abroad. Upon successful completion of the master's, membership with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is mandatory.
The average required to present a request for admission to Laurentian University's Master's in Speech-Language Pathology is 75%. Please click on the following link to obtain more information:
This program is supported by the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS).
1 grade 12 English U/M course
1 grade 12 French U/M course
1 grade 11 U Biology
4 other grade 12 U/M courses
A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses
Applicants must be fluent in both oral and written French, and have a very good knowledge of English, with the vast majority of reading materials and textbooks being offered in English only.
Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.
Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.
Applicants from outside an Ontario High School
For Current Students
The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.
To get a description of the different programs, please see the "Options" tab in French.
This program is delivered in French on the Sudbury campus. The complete information is available on the French side of this Web Page.
Structure et fonction du corps humain
Grammaire appliquée à la rédaction
Initiation à la linguistique
Child Language Development: Birth to 12 Years
Emergence et développement du langage chez l'enfant de 0 à 12 ans
Anatomie et physiologie de la communication et de la déglutition
Initiation à la psychologie
Syntaxe du français
Sémantique du français
Psychologie du développement
Méthodologie et statistique I
Méthodologie et statistique II
Sensation et perception
Analyse quantitative I
Initiation à la collecte et à l'analyse de données
Psychologie cognitive I - processus fondamentaux
Psychologie cognitive II - processus supérieurs
Recherches sur le bilinguisme
Évaluation orthophonique des troubles acquis de la communication
Évaluation orthophonique des troubles acquis de la parole
Projet de recherche
Pratique orthophonieque en suppléance à la communication
Études dirigées en orthophonie
List of Faculty Members
- Aharmim, Bassam
- Beauregard, Yves
- Boisvert, Lyse
- Génier-Bédard, Léanne
- Keating, Nicole
- Weiman, Katherine
- Génier-Bédard, Léanne