Who is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

A Speech-Language Pathologist or Therapist is a health care professional who has completed a minimum of a master's degree in order to practice.    A Speech-Language Pathologist can help with a variety of different communication impairments or difficulties:

  • Speech delays and disorders (articulation, phonology, the coordination of speech movements)
  • Language delays and disorders (which includes the understanding of spoken language as well as the ability to verbally express one's ideas)
  • Fluency (Stuttering)
  • Voice problems and disorders
  • Pre-literacy and literacy skills (including reading and writing)
  • Swallowing problems and disorders (tongue thrust, dysphagia)

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You can find a wealth of information on the profession and practice of Speech-Language Pathology on the website of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).

Speech Therapy Le Carrefour

3224, Avenue Jean-Béraud, #212
Laval, Québec H7T 2S4

Our team

All of our Speech-Language Pathologists are licensed members of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ).

James Lapointe, M.Sc.A., Speech-Language Pathologist and owner

The profession of speech-language pathology has provided me with a variety of interesting experiences throughout my career.  I have work experience in rehabilitation, acute care, and currently in private practice.  I have been an active participant in student training since 2003 as a part-time lecturer at both the University of Montreal and McGill University.  During this time I have also had the privilege to provide continuing education courses for members of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ).   I held the position of Director from Quebec on the Board of Directors for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) during a three year term from 2007-2010.    My professional experience covers all ages including children, adolescents as well as adults.   Beyond my professional experiences, I have found that having my own two young children has given me added insight into the development of language and the practice of my profession. 

Isabelle Jeanson, T.S., Coordinator of Professional Services

I have worked at the clinic since it's inception.  James and I had the idea to create a clinic that serves a wide variety of needs.  A family speech therapy clinic.

With the help of Francine I coordinate the appointments and am available to answer any questions you may have.  Please do not hesitate to leave us a message.  It will be my pleasure to get in touch with you as quickly as I can.

Francine Lévesque, Administrative Assistant

Hello, my name is  Francine Lévesque and I work at the clinic as an Administrative Assistant.  I have a long history of work in a number of Hospitals and I am very happy to be a part of the team at Speech Therapy Le Carrefour.  Isabelle and I will do our best to meet your needs.