Speech Language Pathology

Speech Language Pathology - Outpatient Service

Speech-language pathology provides assessments and therapy to individuals from the community who require therapy as a result of impairments with swallowing, motor-speech, language, cognitive-communications, voice and/or fluency.

With a patient/family centered approach, the main objectives of the program are:

  • Completion of Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies in conjunction with Diagnostic Imaging staff
  • Completion of formalized testing protocols with therapy to follow as appropriate/necessary
  • Provide individuals with necessary links to community resources
  • Provide feedback to the individual and his/her physician re: appropriate follow up/recommendations

Who provides this service?

SpeechLanguage Pathologists and if appropriate, a Communication Disorders Assistant.


  • Stroke and brain injury
  • Degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Voice and fluency disorders
  • Conditions impacting swallowing ability such as cancer, dementia, COPD, etc.

This program is funded by OHIP. A referral form must be completed by your primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner). The referral form is available below.

Communications Disorders Referral Form for Speech Language Pathology Outpatient Services


Communications Disorders (Speech Language Pathology - Outpatient service)
Level 2, Norman Building
Bluewater Health
89 Norman Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7T 6S3

Hours & Contact

Programming available weekdays, 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Telephone: 519-464-4404

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