Speech Language Pathology Services
Speech language pathology (SLP) services are provided by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Speech language pathologists are part of the health care team, which also includes occupational therapists, physical therapists, therapist assistants, public health nurses, child psychologists, and others.
Historically, SLP services have been provided to young children with communication disorders, and adults in rehab centres. More recently, the services have expanded in the larger centres to include services in acute care for individuals with neurological or surgical conditions.
The goal of SLP is to improve communication by the most appropriate means, including augmentative communication. Typically, SLP services would include assessment, intervention, consultation, prevention and education services.