Speech & Language
Athabasca Denesuline Education Authority’s Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is a certified professional with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech Language Pathologists (SASLPA). The SLP is a part of our Student Supports team.
The A.D.E.A. SLP assists school teams in supporting students who are displaying difficulties in the areas of speech and language. Speech-language services are provided through screenings, consultations, assessments, classroom-based programs & collaborations, home programs, parent/staff training, direct therapy, and referrals to outside agencies. There will be a Speech-Language Assistant (SLPA) in each school to assist the SLP with implementing the speech and/or language program.
Did You Know...
- Speech-Language Pathologists have specialized training in all areas of communication including speech, language, hearing, and literacy. SLP training includes skills in assessment, intervention and consultation.
- The SLP will assist school teams in supporting students who are displaying difficulties in the areas of speech and language. Students may display one or more of the following characteristics:
- Difficulty using and/or understanding language (e.g., following directions, grammar, vocabulary, etc.)
- Difficulty saying speech sounds
- Difficulty communicating verbally
- Hypo or hypernasality (typically seen in students with cleft palate)
- Voice disorders (e.g., hoarseness)
- Difficulty hearing
- Swallowing disorders
- Social interaction disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, selective mutism, etc.)
- Fluency disorders (e.g., stuttering)
- Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disability, Traumatic Brain Injuries (I.e. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, etc.)
- Learning Disabilities