Speech Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide assessment, treatment and education for disorders of communication and swallowing. They are available to be seen at the McDermot Site, the St. Boniface Site and through Teleoncology.

Communication

Some typical communication problems include:

  • voice too quiet or fatigues with extended voice use
  • difficulty being heard and understood by others
  • having to repeat yourself too often
  • difficulty concentrating on speech, putting sentences together
  • trouble remembering information.

Swallowing

Signs and symptoms can include:

  • coughing or choking during or after eating solid food and/or drinking liquids
  • weight loss
  • sense of food getting "stuck"
  • nasal regurgitation - food or liquids coming out of the nose
  • dehydration
  • weak cough
  • copious saliva or secretions
  • difficulty chewing
  • complaints or signs of discomfort during meal

Contact Us:

Room ON1018
675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: 204-787-2109
Toll-Free: 1-866-561-1026

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Closed holidays

Speech-language pathologists work closely with physicians, nurses, dietitians, and other health care professionals. They can help you find strategies to have clearer, more audible speech and voice, to make understanding and speaking easier and can provide you with techniques for facilitating memory.

SLPs can also help you understand your eating and swallowing difficulties, provide strategies to make swallowing safer and easier, help you avoid complications of swallowing difficulties, such as weight loss, aspiration and lung infections, improve swallowing skills and oral intake after cancer treatment, improve oral intake after tube feeding, and reduce anxiety around swallowing concerns.

Referrals are accepted from any health care professional.
Call us to arrange an appointment or ask your primary nurse to call us for you.