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Orthophonie

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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.

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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.

Academic Advisor

Sophie Laurence

Telephone: (705) 675-1151, ext. 4129

Email: slaurence@laurentian.ca

Office: Alphonse-Raymond Pavilion, AR-205

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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.

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:


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Other information

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).


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Ontario High School Applicants

Admission requirements

  • 1 French course at the U/M grade 12 level; 1 English course at the U grade 12 level; 1 biology course at the U grade 11 or 12 level; 3 other courses at the U/M grade 12 level (4 other courses if the biology course is at the grade 11 level)
  • Minimum overall average of 70% of the best 6 U/M Grade 12 courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

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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.

Please note

This program is delivered in French on the Sudbury campus. The complete information is available on the French side of this Web Page.

LING-1006FL - Initiation à la linguistique ORTH-1107FL - Anatomie et physiologie de la communication et de la déglutition PSYC-1105FL - Initiation à la psychologie ORTH-1209FL - Apprentissage expérientiel en anatomie et en physiologie de la communication et de la déglutition ORTH-1207FL - Neurologie de la communication et de la déglutition ORTH-1309FL - Apprentissage expérientiel en neurologie de la communication et de la déglutition PSYC-2005FL - Psychologie du développement LANG-1005FL - Grammaire appliquée à la rédaction LING-3006FL - Phonétique générale LING-3007FL - Phonologie générale PSYC-3706FL - Psychologie cognitive I - processus fondamentaux ORTH-3006FL - Perspectives multilingues et multiculturelles en orthophonie LING-2006FL - Syntaxe du français
LING-3017FL - Morphologie générale PSYC-2126FL - Méthodologie et statistique I PSYC-3306FL - Apprentissage PSYC-3606FL - Psychopathologie I ORTH-4106FL - Évaluation orthophonique des troubles acquis de la communication ORTH-4107FL - Évaluation orthophonique des troubles acquis de la parole ORTH-4125FL - Projet de recherche ORTH-4206FL - Études dirigées en orthophonie ORTH-4136FL - Pratique Orthophonique En Suppléance à la communication ORTH-4006FL - Pratique orthophonique en sons de la parole ORTH-4306FL - Pratique orthophonique en alimentation et déglutition ORTH-4307FL - Pratique orthophonique scolaire en langage oral ORTH-4316FL - Pratique orthophonique en fluidité

List of Faculty Members

Sessional Members

  • Aharmim, Bassam
  • Beauregard, Yves
  • Boisvert, Lyse
  • Génier-Bédard, Léanne
  • Keating, Nicole
  • Weiman, Katherine

Adjunct Professor

  • Génier-Bédard, Léanne
  • Hien, Amélie
  • Reguigui, Ali

 

Roxanne Belanger

Roxanne Belanger

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Sophie Laurence

Sophie Laurence

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

Chantal Mayer-Crittenden

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Michèle Minor-Corriveau

Michèle Minor-Corriveau

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Manon Robillard

Manon Robillard

School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions