Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic

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 and is the only one of its kind in Ontario linked to a community college.

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) students receive hands-on experience with clients in this clinic by assisting an audiologist and/or speech-language pathologist.

The clinic features:

  • a fully-equipped and spacious sound booth
  • several therapy and observation rooms
  • wheelchair accessible bathroom
  • baby change station
  • amenities for infant food preparation and storage

CDA students also have access to the clinic’s large inventory of therapy materials and games for speech therapy sessions.

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Services

Services

  • standard hearing tests
  • speech-language screenings and therapy
  • public workshops on communication
  • 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

Referral process for speech-language therapy services

  • referral must come from a speech-language pathologist (SLP)

A 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
  • copy of the formal assessment is enclosed and the date of the assessment
    • 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 five years of age, 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.

Appointment information

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

  • Thursday: 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 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

  • Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Appointment length: 45 minutes to an hour

Fee for hearing test: $25

Phone 705.722.1561 or email H4SHLclinic@georgiancollege.ca

Academic information

Students in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program at Georgian College gain hands-on experience in the on-campus community speech, hearing and language clinic.

Additional resources

Living with Hearing Loss workshop

Living with Hearing Loss workshopCommunicative Disorders Assistant students and the Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic are offering a Living With Hearing Loss workshop for seniors who use hearing aids.

This informative four-week workshop will be held Wednesday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, May 31 in Room M233 (Harmonize for Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic) on the second floor of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences building.

Cost is $25 – spouse or family member welcome to attend at no additional cost.

Classes will focus on:

  • devices and new technology
  • speech reading
  • understanding audiograms
  • advocacy
  • communicating in groups and one-on-one

For more information or to sign up, please contact Tracey Karsten at 705.722.1561 or H4SHLclinic@georgiancollege.ca.

Space is limited – register today!

Contact information

Clinic location

The clinic is located in Room M233 on the second floor of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences.

To get here:

  • take the elevator in the main lobby of the Sadlon Centre for Health, Wellness and Sciences to the second floor
  • exit the elevator on the left and then make an immediate right
  • the clinic is located at the end of the hallway on the left-hand side

Get directions to Georgian’s Barrie Campus.

Parking

Clients are encouraged to use the metered or “pay and display” parking spaces available directly outside the Sadlon Centre for Heatlh, Wellnss 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. seven days a week
  • parking meter rates and terminals is $2 per hour

General parking is also available at several lots around the building and throughout the campus which require coins at the cost of $7 during the day or $5 after 7 p.m. upon exist. Learn more about parking at Georgian.