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September 1, 2013

Benchmarking the Language Demands of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

CCLB has been retained by the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) to benchmark the English and French language demands of audiology and speech-language pathology using the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC).

Site visits have almost been completed by a team of CLB/NCLC experts shadowing Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists across Canada in various settings, such as hospital, clinic, school and private practice. The data include language samples for all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.  This past spring and summer experts visited and conducted site observations with 28 Speech Language Pathologists and 27 Audiologists. The data is currently being analyzed and validation of benchmark levels will be done in the fall. CCLB will be hosting 5 focus groups with professionals in the field to discuss the findings and gather feedback. If you wish to learn more about the project please contact [email protected].


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