Speech & Language Pathologists (SLPs) in the Sun West School Division assist students to become efficient communicators. They provide assessment and treatment for articulation & phonological disorders (speech sound production), dysfluency (stuttering), voice disorders, oral-motor and feeding difficulties, language development, social skills and literacy skills. The SLP will provide information regarding referrals to appropriate outside agencies when needed, and will work as part of both the medical and educational team. They also provide routine screening of speech sound production, language development and hearing to all Kindergarten students. SLPs in Sun West offer training to both parents and other staff members in the form of individual meetings or larger group in-service opportunities.
Speech & Language Pathologists are available to talk to parents about concerns they have with their children. It is very important for parents to be involved in assisting and understanding their children. Parents are encouraged to talk with SLPs either on the phone or meetings can be arranged at schools. The SLP will keep in contact with parents and update them on their child's progress, as appropriate.
If a Speech & Language Pathologist is not directly available, you can leave a message and it will be delivered in a timely manner. You can also contact the principal of your child's school or their classroom teacher.