Speech Language Pathology
Speech language pathologists are members of the health
care team and provide adult in-patients with communication and
swallowing assessment and treatment services.
The speech language pathologists in the York Region
Preschool Speech and Language Program assess speech and language
function in children and provide treatment and prevention of speech
language dysfunctions or disorders in order to develop, maintain or
augment oral motor or communicative skills. Intensive individual group
therapy and parent education classes are provided.
Outpatient programs can be accessed through a central
registry. Parents, physicians and health care professionals can call
1-800-703-KIDS (5437) or (905) 830-9487 if residents of Newmarket or
Georgina. Referrals can be faxed to (905) 762-2099.
Thoracic Surgery School
In preparation for thoracic surgery (surgery to treat
diseases of the chest and lungs), patients are referred to Thoracic
Surgery School by their surgeon. A qualified team of nursing,
physiotherapy and pharmacy representatives conducts this outpatient
service. It includes an overview of the anatomy and function of the
lungs, location of incisions, breathing and coughing exercises, pain
control management, and the importance of early mobility. Following
surgery, patients reconnect with their Thoracic Surgery School
physiotherapist in order to receive post-operative rehabilitation.