May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month Archives

May is a special month for many reasons, but for those who work as speech-language pathologists or audiologists it has even more meaning because we celebrate our professions and take the opportunity to showcase how much impact they have on the people we serve.

This is a collection of past May Month Activities organized by our students and department. We hope you enjoy viewing these archives.

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Free Public Lectures

In 2022 our department featured two guest speakers: Kuruvilla Mathew, Audiologist / Lecturer (Status) (Reg. CASLPO) & Coordinator of Clinical Education : Hearing Disorders and Yvonne Wyndham, Speech-Language Pathologist, Learning Centre 1, Toronto District School Board (Reg. CASLPO).

Mathew presented on Hearing and Cognition and Yvonne discussed Promoting the Work of Speech-Language Pathologists in the area of Mental Health and Well-Being.

If you were not able to join us please see below for a video link of the Audiology Portion of the May Month presentation and the references Mathew used in his talk.

Trauma, Attachment & Communication Development: How Speech-Language Pathology fits into Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health  – 2021

Childhood Bilingualism from the Perspectives of Research and Clinical Practice – 2019

May Month is Here!…Public Information Session: Helping Children Overcome Speech Sound Difficulties – 2017 🎬

A Life with Speech and Swallowing Difficulties after Stroke – 2016 🎬


Student Led Activities


Awareness Video – 2023

May is Speech and Hearing Month! This video is brought to you by the University of Toronto’s Speech-Language Pathology students as we aim to bring awareness to issues around communication and hearing, and the role of speech-language pathologists and audiologists!

Awareness Video  – 2021

Watch the video created by the university’s Department of Speech-Language Pathology to get a glimpse into the importance of communication and the communication support we hope to provide this month. Special thanks to all the students and faculty who were involved in this effort! Happy May Month! *Poster credits: Speech-Language and Audiology Canada


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Speech and Hearing Information Booth – Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab – 2018

May Month in Review – Student Campaign – 2017

Speech and Hearing Awareness Month: A Student Perspective -2016

Word Finding on St. George Campus – 2016