As a centre with many different professionals, HearSay and its partner professionals enabled us to create many levels of service so that families had many feasible options for retaining services at many different price points.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), Audiologists (Aud), Occupational Therapists (OT), Physiotherapists (PT) and Psychologists – conduct assessments in order to provide programming, recommendations and treatment plans. While any of the above professionals can carry out the treatment plan themselves, it can sometimes be cost efficient to be seen by one of the assistants to carry out the programming and tasks outlined by the professional who did the assessment.
Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA), Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS), Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA) – are specifically trained in carrying out the programming and treatment goals set up by the SLP, Audiologist, OT, PT and or Psychologist.
Literacy Instructors – are specifically trained in structured reading intervention and methodologies that address reading, decoding, encoding (writing/print awareness) and spelling conventions, as well as composing written stories and passages that connect reading and writing skills.
ABA Instructors – specific therapy and training working most frequently with the autism population, this intense therapy is led by an ABA instructor in order to focus on behaviour modification, listening and language, often prior to or in conjunction with the Speech-Language Pathologist where expressive and receptive language goals are also part of the treatment plan.
Student Clinicians – HearSay offers ongoing opportunities to graduate students in our professions. In this way students fulfill their academic requirements for field placements and can provide therapy sessions and intervention under the guidance and supervision of a Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and/or Psychologist.