Career Detail

Speech And Language Therapist

Position Description

Nature of the work

The position of speech therapist or audiologist encompasses responsibility for detection and evaluation activities with students experiencing or likely to experience hearing, language, speech or voice problems and for determining a speech therapy or audiology treatment and intervention plan focussing on prevention, readaptation or rehabilitation.

Characteristic functions

The speech therapist or audiologist studies the needs of students experiencing communication disorders. He or she analyzes and interprets the information collected in order to assess hearing, language, voice and speech problems and to determine a treatment plan adapted to the student’s abilities, while taking into account his or her personal and environmental needs.

The incumbent prepares a speech therapy or audiology treatment and intervention plan adapted to the student’s abilities, while taking into account his or her personal and environmental needs.

The incumbent participates in developing and implementing a speech therapy or audiology service that meets the academic and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school board.

The incumbent participates in the planning, delivery or supervision of activities designed to prevent the onset of communication problems or to detect communication disorders and to complement the activities of others involved in intervention efforts.

Daily Tasks/Dossiers:

Ability to analyze and interpret the student’s hearing, language, literacy, speech, hearing or voice functions, including students with handicaps or social maladjustments;

Ability to plan and conduct evaluations and screenings

Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team to draw up and review a student’s individualized education plan by including speech therapy and an intervention plan in the IEP;

Ability to work with a class or group of students exhibiting common difficulties or specific problems so as to facilitate their learning and social inclusion;

Ability to provide advice and support to the teacher and explain to him/her the nature of the student’s communication difficulties so that he or she may adapt his or her teaching and the instructional materials used;

Ability to analyze how language impairments may affect classroom functioning, and find strategies to support both the student and teacher

Ability to plan, organize and conduct training, information and awareness-building activities related to communication difficulties.

Ability to provide strategies and training to integration aides who are supporting students in the classroom and to parents who are supporting students at home

Other Requirements:

Bilingual (English and French)

Experience working with children and adolescents

Experience working in multidisciplinary team settings

Willingness to participate in the development of action plans and interventions for students with special needs

Experience in conducting assessments for adolescents with communication difficulties

Ability to work with individuals/groups

Ability to lead in-service sessions for school staff

Evidence of continuous professional growth

Knowledge of the Québec system of education (e.g. inclusive educational practices, school organization, curriculum)

The incumbent will be asked to travel in his or her own vehicle within the board’s territory as requested.

Experience working with adolescent language and literacy

Knowledge of how language skills may affect the general curriculum in high school

Experience working with adolescent social communication groups would be considered an asset

Knowledge of assistive technology would be considered an asset


Be a member of the “Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec.”

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