Stay tuned for details about which non-profit we’ll donate to for 2017!!!
Our donation to a non-profit organization for 2016 was:
The Yukon Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association
The Yukon Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association (YSLPAA) is comprised of 18 members with backgrounds in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) or Audiology working with community members of all ages and many diagnoses in the Yukon. We work independently or as part of inter professional teams in: Schools as part of the Department of Education, Child Development Centre, Continuing Care facilities and Family Supports for Children with Disabilities as part of Health and Social Services, as well as private practices. SLPs and audiologists also often liaise with each other within each of these settings as hearing and communication are closely related. Speech-Language Pathologists are professionals who have expertise in typical development and disorders of communication and swallowing, as well as assessment and intervention for these areas.
Speech-language Pathologists screen, assess, identify and treat speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), swallowing and feeding problems for all age groups in addition to advocating for the prevention of these disorders.
We are clinicians, professors, managers, administrators, researchers and business professionals working in rural and urban centres across Canada with a common commitment to research and public education, as well as a belief in mentoring graduate students and supportive personnel.
Audiologists are hearing health professionals who assess, identify and treat hearing loss, auditory processing disorders, tinnitus, balance disorders, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages.
We are clinicians, professors, managers, administrators, researchers and business professionals working in rural and urban centres across Canada. with a common commitment to research and public education, such as the prevention of hearing loss from noise exposure, as well as a belief in mentoring graduate students and supportive personnel.
Communication Health Assistants play an important and valued role in our professions by working in a supportive capacity with audiologists and speech-language pathologists.