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Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) assessment - Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I see an SLP?

You or your doctor may suspect you are using your voice in an unhealthy way. A frequently tired voice and strain while speaking are signs of harmful voice use.

An SLP is trained in healthy vocal function and can guide you towards using your voice in a healthier, more effective manner.


What will the SLP do for me during an assessment?

The SLP will ask you more about your voice problems to get a better understanding of your complaints.  He will then assess how healthily you are using your voice by analyzing your breathing, voice box (larynx), and resonance (vocal tract).  Finally, he will determine if there are any vocal exercises you could do or lifestyle changes you could make to help your voice.


Is the SLP assessment covered under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)?

It is not.  However, if you have a benefits plan you may be able to submit your receipts for possible re-imbursement.


I would like to know more about the person who would be seeing me

Timothy Poon is a fully licensed speech language pathologist who has pursued additional training in vocal performance.  Read More about Timothy Poon


I have more questions...

We would be happy to speak with you regarding how an SLP can provide timely care for your voice.  You can contact us