NEW POSITION PAPER: The Role of Speech-Language Pathologists With Respect to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) SAC is pleased to announce the release of a new paper that outlines and affirms our official position on the role of, and recommendations for, speech-language pathologists with respect to AAC. Read more
Reducing Waitlists for Preschool Speech and Language Programs Helping 10,000 More Children with Speech and Language Challenges Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario is helping 10,000 more children with speech and language difficulties by reducing wait times for speech and language services.
Throughout May, Speech-language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and their more than 6,000 members will highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication disorders. Our goal is to help people "Speak Well. Hear Well. Live well". Visit the Speech and Hearing Month website at maymonth.ca for useful resources.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wishes to advise you of changes to their policy. Under Program of Choice (POC) 12 - Related Health Services, effective January 1, 2014 (Code 249020) Speech-Language Pathologist Visit: Pre-authorization: Not required Revised frequency: No longer applicable Prescribe: MD Revised dollar limit: $1,200.00/calendar yr
NBASLPA received confirmation from a Medavie Blue Cross official that in the event a physician prescribes the Proloquo2go software for a client, Medavie will not cover such as a benefit (as well as an iPod Touch) unless they receive a recommendation from a Speech-Language Pathologist. Please keep in mind that such software and equipment is not a benefit covered under most Medavie Blue Cross plans. For the time being, Medavie does not cover iPads and iPhones to use with Proloquo2go.