In August 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic, HearSay realized its dream of building out and becoming an all-encompassing multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centre and teaching centre!
HearSay prides itself in offering teaching opportunities for university and college level programs within the communication disorders and sciences programs across Canada and the United States.
HearSay welcomes Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Masters degree students as well as students from the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) and Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) programs in order to complete their hands-on clinical training practicums.
As a former Adjunct Professor at McMaster University and Durham College, Yvonne Oliveira, alongside her skilled staff, provide year-round placement opportunities for students to experience the multi-disciplinary collaboration that is unique to the centre. Placement opportunities not only allow students to experience working with a team of highly skilled Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Communicative Disorders Assistants (CDA) and Hearing Instrument Specialists (HIS), but they have the unique opportunity to work across many disciplines. The HearSay centre offers opportunities to also observe and work with Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Psychologists, and ABA therapists. With an in-house ABA centre to provide intense programming for children with autism, the learning opportunities for students is vast and extends far beyond the goals and programming that is often looked at in isolation of one another.
At HearSay, students learn how to create integrative programming and planning that encompasses the client as a whole, as well as incorporating the entire family unit across all disciplines to create a unique program that works on goals symbiotically