“The speech-language pathologist is concerned with the study, assessment, and treatment of disorders of speech and language. Speech-language pathologists assess and treat communication disorders in children and adults. Areas of specialization include disorders of developmental language, neurogenic speech and language, fluency, voice, articulation/phonology, swallowing, and alternative and augmentative communication. ”(Department of Speech Language Pathology, University of Toronto)
SLP programs require a minimum B average. Many look for demonstrated interest in SLP on your application.
Improve your GPA:
Visit the AA&CC and the Centre for Teaching & Learning to improve your academic skills.
Get to know a few professors early so that they write a strong reference letter for you.
Gain volunteer experiences that demonstrate your skills and ongoing interest in a career in SLP.
There are 3 institutions in Ontario that offer SLP programs:
There are other accredited programs outside of Ontario. For more information visit www.caslpo.com/applicants/apply-to-the-college/canadian-graduates
How much does it cost?
All health care programs have a significant tuition cost, because hiring strong instructors and providing up-to-date facilities cost a great deal. SLP is a lower-cost program. Each institution’s fees are different. Annual tuition for Ontario students ranges $4,000-$8,000 plus travel to placement sites.
Looking for Related Experience?
You can find volunteer and paid opportunities in http://clnx.utoronto.ca. Also watch your email for messages from your department about opportunities to get involved.
College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologist
Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Attend the Graduate & Professional Schools Fair, go to a Preparing for Professional & Graduate School workshop, or speak with a Career team member to learn how to get relevant experience!
Please Note: While this page aims to ensure accuracy, requirements do change. Consider it a starting point for your further research. Visit individual program websites for detailed, up-to-date information about admission requirements and application procedures.