The SRC is proud to be part of the MOSAIC (Mentorship for Orthophonie, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiologie/y In Canada) mentorship study. The study was led by James and Associates (J&A) in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), CAASPR (Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators) and SRC.
The purpose of the MOSAIC study was to research and develop a new Canadian national entry-to-practice prototype program to support transitioning audiologists and speech-language pathologists in becoming world-class innovators within our professions.
In October 2016, CAASPR was awarded funding from ESDC to undertake a series of initiatives under the umbrella of the “Centralization and Capacity-Building Project for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists”. The overriding purpose of this omnibus project is to centralize functions in an effort to better standardize outcomes. This also involves developing and refining certain tools to support the assessment process as well as establishing a high-stakes entry-to-practice assessment.
The overall idea was to centralize and standardize the professional landscape. It is hoped that through this project, audiologists and speech-language pathologists will notice improvements in the professional life experience of entry-to-practice, mentorship, and supervision that are evidence-based, standardized, modernized, transparent and user-friendly. The project was successfully completed at the end of 2019 and reports submitted to CAASPR.
Article written by: James and Associates (J&A), a speech-language pathology firm based in Toronto (https://torontospeechtherapy.com/), Ontario. As an innovative team, J&A provides a key understanding of regulations and legislation pertaining to the field of audiology (AuD) and speech-language pathology (S-LP). James & Associates was awarded funding by CAASPR in December 2018 to undertake the development of a new evidence-based mentorship model.