Speech and language therapy

A speech and language therapist is a professional who assesses students’ speech, language and voice function and disorders. In the context of minority language schools, it is important to distinguish between language and a language.

A language: A system of vocal signs used as instruments of communication among the members of a particular community. A language has a specific vocabulary and grammar. Examples: French, English, Spanish, etc.

Language: The human ability to communicate and express thoughts through a language. Language problems have repercussions on learning and the use any particular language.

Language difficulties are treated through speech and language therapy. The CSF provides a personalized service to students who require it in order to improve their ability to express themselves.

However, problems with proficiency in French as a second language that are unrelated to language problems (i.e. the student is proficient in their first language) are treated through francization.