SAC Shining Lights

School S-LP Podcast

Speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) are essential members of educational teams supporting students of all ages with speech, language, and communication challenges to achieve their academic and personal potential. Many speech-language pathologists in Canada are employed in schools. Their job is to support children with communication disabilities in accessing the curriculum and achieving their academic and personal potential. In this new podcast series from Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, Dr. Lisa Archibald from the University of Western Ontario and our expert guests will discuss innovation in school-based speech-language pathology.

Episode Listings

Episode 10: Janine Chesworth

In the tenth episode, join Dr. Lisa Archibald of Western University as she speaks with Janine Chesworth, a speech-language pathologist working out of Edmonton, AB. Janine speaks on her experience in elementary schools, the English language in Indigenous contexts, and more.

Episode 9: Jillian Gordon

In the ninth episode, join Dr. Lisa Archibald of Western University as she speaks with Jillian Gordon, a speech-language pathologist in a growing district in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Jillian speaks about her experience working in the school district, the district’s use of the new SWAP, and more.

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Episode 8: Sandrine Umunoza

Episode 8 of the SAC Shining Lights Podcast is now available! Join Dr. Lisa Archibald as she speaks with Sandrine Umunoza, Owner of Cabinet d’orthophonie l’Envol, who shares her experience working as an S-LP, particularly with Innu Indigenous communities.

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Episode 7: Denise Kollee and Andrea Borg

In the seventh episode of SAC Shining Lights: School-based S-LP Podcast, Dr. Archibald is joined by Denise Kollee and Andrea Borg from Halton Catholic District School Board. Denise and Andrea discuss their work within the board and services for students using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

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Episode 6: Lisa Kohel and Lyndsay Bourdeau

In the sixth episode of SAC Shining Lights: School-based S-LP Podcast, Dr. Archibald is joined by Lisa Kohel and Lyndsay Bourdeau, private practitioners who support both schools and school divisions in Alberta. Lisa and Lyndsay discuss their experiences developing services in and with schools, and their work with educators.

Episode 5: Sylvia Cutmore

In the fifth episode of SAC Shining Lights: School-based S-LP Podcast, Dr. Archibald is joined by Sylvia Cutmore from Peel District School Board. Sylvia discusses her work within the board, the consultation model she follows, a structured literacy model, and much more!


Episode 5 Transcript

Episode 4: Debbie Maund

In our fourth episode, Dr. Archibald is joined by Debbie Maund from SpeechPATH4U in Moncton, NB and Elsipogtog School on Elsipogtog First Nation. Debbie discusses her service delivery model and the way she created a system responsive to the needs of a community based school.


Episode 4 Transcript

Episode 3: MaryAnn Schouten

In the third episode, Lisa Archibald is joined by MaryAnn Schouten from the Upper Grand District School Board. MaryAnn discusses her language intervention program LITES, and the way it is supporting children’s oral language to achieve social and academic success.


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Episode 3 Transcript

Episode 2: Melinda Hinch

In this episode, Lisa is joined by Melinda Hinch who has been providing speech-language services with a focus on literacy in the Windsor Essex County District School Board. They discuss how critical thinking, school board changes and even the pandemic have shaped the way speech-language services are being delivered in schools.


Episode 2 Transcript

Episode 1: Carolyn Hovey-Johnson

In this episode, Lisa talks with Carolyn Hovey-Johnson from the Peace Collaborative Services in Alberta. They discuss their way of working in a team and in interdisciplinarity.


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Episode 1 Transcript

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