One of a kind in Ontario
The Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic is a valuable community resource for speech, language and hearing services. This clinic is the only one of its kind in Ontario linked to a community college. Students in the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program receive hands-on experience with clients in this clinic by assisting an audiologist and/or speech-language pathologist.
The clinic houses a fully equipped and spacious sound booth, several therapy rooms and observation rooms. CDA students have access to the clinic’s large inventory of therapy materials and games for speech therapy sessions. The clinic also includes a wheelchair-accessible bathroom, a baby change station and amenities for infant food preparation/storage.
Services provided include:
- Standard hearing tests
- Speech-language screenings and therapy
- Public workshops on communication
- Public information about local speech and hearing providers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists
- Hearing tests – no referral needed
- Speech-language screenings – no referral needed
- Speech-language therapy – referral required – see below for referral process
Referral process for speech-language therapy services
- Referral must come from a speech-language pathologist (SLP)
Referral document required is a signed letter from the referring SLP, on the organization’s letterhead, that states:
- Client’s name, date of birth, and contact phone number
- Client is being referred to the Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic at Georgian College for speech-language services
- A copy of the formal assessment is enclosed and the date of the assessment
- The formal assessment must include goals for intervention ranked in order of priority
- This will allow the clinic’s SLP to develop a therapy plan that CDA students can implement with the client
- If the assessment is older than 5 years then please include a brief summary of what has been the current speech/language focus for the client
- Referral letter and speech-language assessment can be faxed to the clinic by the referring SLP
- The client or client’s parent/guardian can fax/drop off the required documents to the clinic prior to the first appointment
All of our clinic services are provided by graduates and students in Georgian College’s Communicative Disorders Assistant program while being supervised by our clinic’s speech-language pathologist.
Please note that the clinic reserves the right to determine if a client is appropriate for the competency level of our CDA students and staff.
- Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m.
- Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Appointment length: 30 minutes to one hour (depending on client’s needs)
Fees for speech-language therapy:
- 30-minute session – $20
- 45-minute session – $30
- One-hour session – $40
- Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Appointment length: 45 minutes to an hour
Fee for hearing test: $25
705.722.1561 or email: H4SHLclinic@georgiancollege.ca
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Association of Hearing Instrument Practitioners of Ontario
- Canadian Academy of Audiology
- College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
- Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada
- Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
- Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
- CASLPO Position Statement – Use of Support Personnel by Speech-Language Pathologists
- CASLPO Position Statement – Use of Support Personnel by Audiologists
- Autism Ontario
- A Resource Guide for Families of Children who have been Recently Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Canadian Hearing Society
- Down Syndrome Association of Simcoe County
- Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
- March of Dimes Canada
- Ontario Brain Injury Association
- International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication
- Children’s Treatment Network
- Simcoe County Preschool Speech and Language Program
- Community Care Access Centre – North Simcoe Muskoka
2016 Living with Hearing Loss Workshop
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 8 , 15 , 22
Time: 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Georgian College’s Harmonize for Speech, Hearing & Language Clinic – Room #M233 (2nd floor of the Sadlon Centre for Health & Wellness
Cost: $25 (spouse/family member welcome invited to attend at no additional cost)
This is a four-week workshop for seniors who wear hearing aids. Topics will include:
- How to lip read
- Understanding your audiogram
- Communicating in group settings
- Assistive listening technology
- And much more.
For more information, please contact:
Harmonize for Speech, Hearing & Language Clinic
705-722-1561 or H4SHLclinic@georgiancollege.ca
To contact the clinic, please call 705.722.1561, fax: 705.722.1562 or email us at H4SHLclinic@georgiancollege.ca.
The clinic is located in Room M233 on the second floor of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences. In the main lobby of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences, take the elevator to the second floor, exit the elevator on the left and then take an immediate right. The clinic is located at the end of the hallway on the left.
Clients are encouraged to use the metered or “Pay and display” parking spaces available directly outside the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences. “Pay and display” parking terminals are located on the west side of the centre. These terminals accept coin and credit card payment.
- Four hours is the maximum time that can be purchased
- Parking fees apply between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week
- Parking rate at meters and terminals is $2.00 per hour
General parking is also available at several lots around the building and throughout the campus which requires coin at the cost of $6 during the day or $3 after 7 p.m. upon exit. Learn more about parking at Georgian.