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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.

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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

Referral information:

  • 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

OR

  • 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.

Clinic hours vary throughout the course of the academic year from semester to semester. The clinic closes for short periods during Study Week and between semester breaks.

Speech-language services

  • 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

Hearing tests

  • 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

Learn more about the Communicative Disorders Assistant Program at Georgian College.

Further info

Workshop

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:

Kristene Brandt

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.

Clinic location

Get directions to Georgian’s Barrie Campus.

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.

Parking 

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.

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