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Engagement in learning and teaching opportunities is an important facet to the practice of speech-language pathology at LHSC. Throughout the academic year, students from the Program of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Western Ontario and the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto participate in clinical experiences under the direct supervision of those speech-language pathologists who meet the qualifications required for this role.
As required by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists, novice employees are provided with a mentorship program that meets the legislative requirements for registration, while preparing them with a highly specialized skill set in adult medical speech-language pathology.
Even our most experienced clinicians recognize that life-long learning is essential for maintaining knowledge and skill sets to provide high quality care to our patients and families. Regular attendance at LHSC teaching rounds occurs, along with travel to regional and international meetings to share and keep abreast of state of the art research and practices.