Certificate of Graduate Studies in Speech-Language Pathology in a Francophone Environment

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, in conjunction with Campus Saint-Jean, have launched a post-professional program leading to a diploma of in-depth studies in speech-language pathology practice in a French-speaking environment.

The funding for this program as well as the scholarships for students comes from a financial contribution from Health Canada through the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) and Campus Saint-Jean.

Viw this program on the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's website

Program description

Arising from several years of discussions that involved various sectors of the Alberta government and many service providers, the certificate focuses on how to meet the needs of people with communication disabilities through programs in schools and hospitals. . There is a significant need to support speech-language pathologists who work with bilingual Francophone populations in Alberta and elsewhere where French is a minority language. This certificate is aimed precisely at this objective.

A Certificate of Study program has been developed to provide clinicians with an educational, academic and post-professional opportunity, enabling them to learn about normal development and speech and language disorders, as well as to familiarize yourself with the assessment and intervention tools used with Francophone children and adults. Candidates must pass an assessment on the ability to conduct a conversation in French and are required to have a master's degree in speech therapy or the equivalent. This requirement does not apply to the initial course of this program, as it is open to applicants from other professions. The courses will be offered in the summer at Campus Saint-Jean with some distance components.

Admission requirements

The courses leading to the certificate are open to:

  • Speech-language pathologists with a master's degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university and eligible for registration with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) or equivalent in their province of residence.
  • Graduate students in a speech therapy program at a recognized university and with departmental permission to enroll.

The first course, REHAB 553, is also open to French-speaking students of other disciplines like education, linguistics, psychology, etc., with permission from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.


Registration

Application forms are available on the website of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Application process requirements include inter alia a post-secondary school transcript, a letter of reference, and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for the most recent 60 credits / 2 years of study.


FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Course fees vary slightly depending on the year. Please see the Office of the Registrar website for more information on the course fees you want to take.

For students who want to complete the certificate program, a $ 300 scholarship is generously offered by the Government of Canada (National Health Training Consortium) once the certificate is complete.

Note: The scholarships are only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


FRENCH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Students have access to a self-assessment tool by the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) to determine their level of proficiency in French. This tool provides them with a framework to help them understand the French skills needed in various contexts. It is recommended that students achieve a level between B2 and C1 in the work and study sections.

Students who want a more precise analysis of their French language skills can be assessed at Campus Saint-Jean. A scholarship offered by Campus Saint-Jean covers the cost of this evaluation.


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The master's courses are described below. They are three credits and will all be offered in French. As a formal assessment in French is not required, it is the responsibility of each student to determine if their level of proficiency in French is sufficient to undertake the courses. Please see the “French Language Requirements” section for more information.

REHAB 560 - Enjeux linguistiques et culturels en milieu francophone plurilingue

*3 (fi 6) (l'un ou l'autre semestre ou printemps/été, 0-3L-0). L'étude des enjeux linguistiques, sociaux ou culturels affectant l'intervention auprès des enfants et des adultes dans des milieux plurilingues (notamment français/anglais). Les étudiants ayant une connaissance fonctionnelle du français dans d'autres domaines comme l'éducation, la linguistique, la psychologie, etc. peuvent également s'inscrire au cours moyennant la permission du Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology. Le cours se donne en français.

REHAB 561 - Développement de la parole, évaluation et intervention en milieu francophone

*3 (fi 6) (printemps/été, 3-0-0). L'étude des caractéristiques de la parole chez les francophones. Le cours porte sur les outils d'évaluation et les modèles d'intervention appropriés aux enfants et aux adultes francophones atteints de troubles de la parole. Comprend dix heures d'expérience clinique avec des clients francophones. Ce cours est limité aux étudiants ayant une maîtrise en orthophonie ou un certificat en orthophonie. Prérequis : REHAB 553. Le cours se donne en français.

REHAB 562 - Développement du langage, évaluation et intervention en milieu francophone

*3 (fi 6) (printemps/été, 3-0-0). L'étude des caractéristiques de la langue française. Le cours porte sur les outils d'évaluation et les modèles d'intervention appropriés aux enfants et aux adultes francophones atteints de troubles du langage. Comprend dix heures d'expérience clinique avec des clients francophones. Ce cours est limité aux étudiants ayant une maîtrise en orthophonie ou un certificat en orthophonie. Prérequis : REHAB 553. Le cours se donne en français.

REHAB 563 - Développement de la lecture et de l'écriture : Évaluation et intervention en milieu francophone

*3 (fi 6) (hiver, 3-0-0). L'étude des caractéristiques du développement de la lecture et de l'écriture et de leurs troubles associés chez les enfants francophones. Le cours porte sur les outils d'évaluation et les modèles d'intervention auprès des enfants francophones présentant un trouble de la lecture et du langage écrit. REHAB 554 est offert en ligne et comprend dix heures d'expérience clinique avec les clients francophones.