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December 1, 2013

Occupational Benchmarking

Benchmarking of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
CCLB has conducted 52 site visits across Canada to gather data for a comprehensive report describing the type, scope and composition of language use in the audiology and speech-language pathology workplaces. The report will have two purposes: to inform the identification of existing language tools that can be used to determine the likelihood that internationally-educated professionals will be able to handle the communication requirements associated with safe and effective practice in their chosen profession; and to inform a discussion regarding the need to develop a profession-specific language assessment tool.

CCLB staff also conducted focus groups and surveys to gather additional data. Draft findings were presented to the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Regulators in December 2013. The final report will be presented later this year.

Benchmarking of Homeopathy
The Transitional Council of Homeopathy contracted CCLB, through the Human Resources Systems Group (HRSG), to determine the language demands of homeopathy in English. In November, CCLB staff and language experts reviewed the existing Occupational Language Analysis, visited six sites in Ottawa and Toronto, presented a report describing findings, and recommended benchmark levels to the Transitional Council.

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