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Peter Medeiros, M.Sc Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Peter has an Honours degree in Political Science and Mass Communication and a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Peter is registered to practice in both Ontario and the United States with a focus providing Speech Therapy in Toronto, Ontario and surrounding regions. He has a variety of experience assessing and treating adults and children in schools, habilitation centers, hospitals, and in clients' homes. He has worked with pediatric and adult clients of varying ages in the assessment and treatment of receptive and expressive speech and language disorders, including articulation and phonology disorders, fluency, voice, acquired brain injury, and autism spectrum disorder.

Peter works with corporate clients, teachers, parents, and other team professionals on realistic functional goals that maximize a client's communicative potential. He is fluent in Portuguese. Peter is also an accomplished filmmaker and has a documentary in production. Peter provides speech therapy in Toronto, Etobicoke, and Mississauga.

Sehrish Datoo B.S., M.H.Sc Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sehrish has a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She then completed her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.

Sehrish has collaborated with patients, their families and health care professionals while providing speech, language and dysphagia services to both adults and children of various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Sehrish has experience working with developmental disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down's syndrome and adults with dysphagia including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and stroke. She also has experience working with pre-school and school-age children with disorders in articulation, delayed expressive and receptive language, motor speech and acquired brain injury.

Sehrish is providing speech and language therapy in York region including King City, Aurora and Newmarket.

Prathamesh Bailoor, B.A.SLP., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Prathamesh Bailoor is a Speech Language Pathologist that received his Master’s Degree from Manipal University in India in 2012. He has worked extensively with numerous clinical populations in schools, rehabilitation clinics, and hospitals, well as teaching as an Assistant Professor at Nitte University in India. Prathamesh is also certified in The Lidcombe Program for Childhood Stuttering, as well as The Social Thinking Program for individuals with Social Communication Impairments. He is also involved in parent training in treating toddlers and preschool children. Prathamesh has a passion for working with children. He has developed extensive clinical skills through his work with preschool and school-aged children, assessing and treating articulation, receptive and expressive language, fluency, social communication, and literacy impairments. He has also worked with children with learning disabilities and complex developmental disabilities and has dealt with Adult Neuro Communication disorders including Aphasia, Dysarthria and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Prathamesh is fluent in English, written and spoken Hindi as well as the regional languages of India, Kannada and Konkani.

Prathamesh provides speech therapy services in Mississauga and Brampton.

Julia McCurdy, BScH, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Julia is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master's of Science from Syracuse University in New York. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Queen's University in Kingston Ontario. Her range of experience includes assessment and treatment of children, adolescents and adults in schools, rehabilitation hospitals, university-based clinics and homes. She has worked with pediatric and adult clients in the areas of articulation, phonology, fluency, receptive and expressive language, literacy, voice, social skills, and motor speech, as well as individuals with developmental disabilities (including Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum), acquired brain injuries and interest in accent addition.

Julia's creative and enthusiastic outlook help her to provide therapy sessions that are both effective and engaging for her clients. Julia has collaborated with family members, teachers and other health care professionals to provide a high level of care. Julia continues to build on her knowledge and skills by attending conferences and workshops in the area of Speech Language Pathology.

Julia provides speech language therapy services in Toronto and the surrounding GTA.

Anna Pasternak, B.A., Hons, M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Anna has a Master’s of Science from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, UK, and she holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University. She is also a graduate from the Communicative Disorders Assistant program from Lambton College. Anna has worked in a variety of settings including schools, client homes, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals in Canada and Scotland. Her clinical experience includes working with children and adults with articulation and phonological disorders, language disorders, dysphasia, aphasia, and mental health disorders. Anna has always been interested in alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) and has provided AAC assessment and therapy to a variety of clients including cerebral palsy, cancer, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Anna has worked and collaborated with multidisciplinary teams, and has always maintained a good rapport with clients and careers.

Anna speaks English and Polish and provides speech therapy services in the Durham region.

Candace Mccallum, B.A, M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Candace is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science from Bowling Green State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University and is a graduate of the Communicative Disorders Assistant program from Georgian College.

Candace has acquired experience in various clinical settings including nursing homes, hospitals, preschools and clinics in Canada and the U.S. Candace has worked with a diverse client population including children and adults with acquired and developmental language disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, pragmatic & social language disorders, speech sound disorders, augmentative and alternative communication needs and motor speech disorders. She has assessed and developed individualized treatment plans for individuals with autism, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, dysarthria, TBI, aphasia and dementia.

Candace is trained in the Hanen Centre's programs It Takes two to Talk and ABCs and Beyond. Candace currently treats clients in Toronto, Brampton, Oakville and Mississauga.

Yuliya Kovalska, B.Sc., M.H.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Yuliya is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master of Speech Pathology Studies from University of Queensland in Australia. She also graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science with a Specialization in Psychology and a Major in French Linguistics from the University of Toronto.

Yuliya has acquired diverse clinical experience assessing and providing speech and language therapy to children and adults in schools, clinical centres, private homes, hospitals, nursing facilities and private practice. Yuliya has worked with preschool, school age children and adolescents with receptive and/or expressive language delays, phonological and articulation disorders, literacy, fluency disorders, higher level language, social communication difficulties Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has experience providing speech and language services to clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with the collaboration of an interpreter. Yuliya has an interest in child and youth mental health and has experience working with children with complex psychological and behavioral difficulties while collaborating with psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, legal guardians and teachers. Yuliya has worked with adults with traumatic brain injury, aphasia, motor speech disorders, neurological degenerative diseases (Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and stroke), dysphagia, cognitive communication difficulties and alternative and augmentative communication. Yuliya is very passionate about enhancing client communication by providing individuals with a voice to maximize independence and life opportunities.

Yuliya is multi-lingual and can provide services in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and French. Yuliya provides speech therapy services in Etobicoke, Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton.

Reeta Philip, M.SLP., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Reeta holds a Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Manipal University, India. Reeta has over 4 years of clinical experience in providing assessment and treatment services to pre-school and school aged children with communication difficulties. She is PROMPT Trained (Introduction) and Hanen certified for More Than Words. She is passionate about helping children reach their highest potential to communicate effectively. Reeta speaks English, Malayalam and Tamil.

Reeta provides speech therapy services in Mississauga.

Summer Pasternak, B.A, M.H.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Summer is a passionate and highly driven clinician with a desire to provide quality care in the management of the pediatric population. She completed a Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto, and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Contemporary Studies (Hons.) with a minor in Psychology from Ryerson University. Summer is registered with CASLPO as well as OSLA.

Summer has experience in the provision of assessment and intervention services for preschool and school-aged children, as well as adolescents in the areas of expressive and receptive language, articulation, fluency, social communication, and literacy. Her previous clinical experience also includes the assessment and treatment of children with development diagnoses such as, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her additional training includes the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program to support early child language development. Summer uses a family-centred approach to ensure that the client and family are considered in all aspects of services to foster a positive therapeutic relationship.

Summer provides speech and language services in Toronto.

Ava Rose Sarkis, B.A. Hons., M.H.Sc.,Speech-Language Pathologist

Ava is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters of Health Science in Speech- Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She has also completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at Brock University with a concentration in Speech and Language Sciences and Psychology.

Ava has worked in a multitude of settings such as preschool speech and language clinics, in-home assessment and therapy services, acute care hospitals, outpatient head and neck cancer programming, and inpatient stroke and neurological rehabilitation. Ava has served a wide range of clinical populations (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, acquired/traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease) in the areas of articulation, phonology, motor speech, expressive and receptive language, social communication, voice, fluency, cognitive communication, aphasia, and swallowing. Ava is committed to continuing her professional development as she has become certified in The Lidcombe Program for Childhood Stuttering, Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia training through the Aphasia Institute, and the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile training for assessing swallowing disorders. Ava’s approach to therapy is holistic and flexible to the client’s needs. She appreciates the benefit of utilizing engaging and challenging therapeutic interventions, as well as a good dose of fun and humour, to empower clients and help them realize their potential.

Ava provides therapy services in the areas of the Niagara Region, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, and Hamilton.

Brittany Iannone, B.A. Hons., M.A. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Brittany is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Arts and Sciences in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from the University at Buffalo. She also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Hons.) from the Linguistics program at Brock University with a concentration in Speech and Language Sciences. Brittany is actively working as a Speech-Language Pathologist clinical fellow with the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA), where her experience involves assessing and treating clients of all ages with a diverse range of communicative goals. Brittany is dedicated to providing client and family centered services which empower individuals to achieve their highest level of success while feeling motivated to do so. Brittany utilizes evidence based practice principles while targeting functional and creative skills. She is an enthusiastic and compassionate clinician with experience assessing and treating receptive and/or expressive language delays, articulation and/or phonological delays, literacy deficits, fluency disorders, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, social pragmatic communication disorders, cognitive communication disorders, sensorineural hearing loss, and dysphagia. Brittany places emphasis on individualizing services for clients, and has experience with a variety of diagnoses and disorders, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, aphasia, post-concussion syndrome, altered mental status, and traumatic brain injury.

Brittany provides speech therapy services from the Greater Niagara region to Burlington, Hamilton and Oakville.

Raisa Hussain, M.A. Speech-Langage Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Raisa has a dual masters degree in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from the University of Manipal, India. She has worked in various settings that include hospitals, clinics, schools, client homes, polytechnic rehabilitation centers and integrated setups in Canada and India. In addition, she has also been involved in conducting workshops to create awareness for communication disorders, organizing screening camps and has published two research papers in international journals. Raisa has experience working with a range of clinical populations such as individuals with hearing impairment, phonological delays, articulatory deficits, expressive and/or receptive language delay, ASD, literacy delays, cognitive communication disorders, voice disorders, fluency disorders and accent modification. Raisa is a passionate and dedicated SLP who strives to create appropriate and functional treatment plans to maximize client’s communication potential. Raisa is PROMPT trained (Level 1) and speaks Hindi and English.

Raisa provides speech therapy services in Mississauga.

Lauren Brett, B.Sc., M.H.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Lauren is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Health Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and Gerontology from the University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University. Lauren has experience completing assessments and providing functional, evidence-based treatment to clients of all ages. She has worked with pediatric populations in a variety of settings, in the areas of articulation, expressive and receptive language, and social communication. Lauren also has experience working with children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and children on the Autism Spectrum. Further, Lauren has extensive experience working in the area of fluency with both children and adults and has been trained in intensive fluency treatment at the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research in Alberta. Lauren has also worked with adult populations in both acute and rehabilitation hospital settings and has clinical experience assessing and providing treatment for dysphagia, dysarthria, apraxia of speech, aphasia, and cognitive communication disorders with stroke survivors, clients with Parkinson’s Disease, and clients with traumatic brain injuries. Lauren has received training in the Hanen Centre, “It Takes Two to Talk” program, the Picture Exchange Communication System, Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia training through the Aphasia Institute, and the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile training for assessing swallowing disorders. Lauren is passionate about creating functional treatment and management plans by including friends, family members, teachers, and care providers in the process.

Lauren provides speech language therapy services in the areas of Shelburne, Orangeville, Caledon, Brampton, Mississauga, and Newmarket.

Megan Hibben, M.H.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Megan is an enthusiastic and caring Speech-Language Pathologist with over 14 years of experience working with school-aged children and preschoolers in school, clinic and private practice settings. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Toronto at Mississauga with High Distinction. She then completed a Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. She is registered with both the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Megan provides services in the areas of articulation, oral language, stuttering, voice, literacy, and social communication and has experience working with children with diverse needs including Autism, Down’s Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Her additional training includes PROMPT Level 1, Lidcombe, It Takes Two to Talk, Teach Me to Talk, Expanding Expression, Kaufman and she has also attended workshops such as Best Practices for Motor Speech Disorders (Speech & Stuttering Institute) and OSLA Autism & School Services conferences. She looks forward to working with children and their families to reach their communication goals.

Megan provides speech therapy services in the East Toronto area.

Melissa Marasigan, B.Sc., M.H.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Melissa is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Toronto. Melissa has extensive clinical experience providing assessment, consultation and treatment services to children, adolescence and adults in a variety of settings. She has worked with clients with disorders in developmental language, social communication, voice, swallowing, acquired language, articulation and phonology, motor speech, cognitive communication and fluency. Melissa has also extended her clinical skills on a global level by providing services in Cameroon, Africa. Melissa continues to build on her knowledge and professional skills by attending workshops and conferences. She has received training in The Hanen Centre, “It Takes Two to Talk” program and Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia. Melissa believes in utilizing evidence-based practice principles to help clients reach their communicative potential.

Melissa provides speech and language therapy services in Scarborough, Toronto, and Mississauga communities.

Emily Emerson, B.Sc. Hons., M.S.Ed., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Emily is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters of Science in Education degree from The College of Saint Rose in Albany New York. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics and Family and Child Development from the University of Guelph.

Emily has experience working with children and adults who have a range of needs including articulation, cognition, fluency, language, literacy, motor speech, social communication, swallowing, voice disorders and transgender voice modification, and those with developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Emily’s person-centered approach to therapy ensures that the treatment plans are individualized to each client and goals are created based on unique needs. Emily incorporates play-based intervention, sign, visuals, functional tasks, and many other approaches in her intervention plans. In addition, evidence-based practice is critical to Emily’s assessment and treatment of communication disorders. Emily also encourages regular collaboration with family members, care providers, and other professionals to ensure high quality services for her clients. Emily provides services in English in the Ottawa area.

Annu Merin Jacob, B.Sc, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Annu is a Speech Language Pathologist who has worked with pre-school and school-aged children for the past three years. She holds a Bachelor and a Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Annu is highly passionate about her field and aims to provide the best quality care for children and families that she serves. She has clinical experience in assessing and treating children with Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Articulation & Fluency Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Chromosomal Disorders. She has also worked closely with other health care professionals that are involved in a child's care and development. She is multilingual and can provide speech and language services in English, Malayalam and Tamil languages.

Annu provides speech therapy services in Mississauga.

Kimberly Kriter, B.A., M.A.Sc, M.H.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours Psychology) and Master of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo. She also completed her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.

Kimberly has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of speech and/or language disorders and delays. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, private clinics, rehabilitation centers, and clients’ homes. Her experience includes assessing and treating clients’ receptive and expressive language, articulation, phonology, fluency, motor speech (dysarthria), aphasia, and dysphasia. She also has experience with developmental disabilities (i.e., Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum) and clients with cognitive deficits (i.e., memory, executive functioning, organization, reasoning) as a result of stroke. Kimberly also volunteered at a private clinic and worked with clients with acquired brain injury. Kimberly takes a family-centred approach to her clinical practice. Her approach combines the needs and values of the client and their family with her clinical knowledge, and the latest speech and language research. Clients and their family members are considered important members of the therapy team.

Kimberly provides speech and language services in the Kitchener region.

Breanne Ingrassia, B.A., M. Cl. Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Breanne has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Masters of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario. She has a variety of experience assessing and treating preschoolers and school aged children with receptive and expressive language delays, articulation delays, phonological delays and motor speech disorders. She also has experience working with children with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down syndrome. She has worked in a variety of settings including clinical centres, private homes, day cares, schools and private practice. Breanne is certified in It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More Than Words Hanen Parent Programs and enjoys implementing these family-centred strategies within her therapy sessions. She has also completed the Introduction to PROMPT: Technique course.

Breanne provides speech therapy services in Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Burlington and surrounding areas.

Daniella Manna, B.Sc., M.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Daniella Manna is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from McMaster University. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Immunology from the University of Toronto.

Daniella has acquired experience in various clinical settings including schools, hospitals, client homes and other community settings. She has provided services to a diverse range of clients including children and adults with acquired and developmental language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, fluency disorders, social communication disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and swallowing disorders. She has also worked with children with complex developmental disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, and Down Syndrome, and has provided communicative support to children and adults using Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (AAC).

Daniella is passionate about customizing her approach to meet the unique needs of each client, including developing meaningful treatment goals and therapy activities. She strives to implement the best evidence-based interventions that will maximize positive communication outcomes for her clients, and continues to develop her clinical skills by participating in workshops and training programs. Daniella provides speech and language therapy services in Scarborough.

Justina Assaad, B.H.Sc., M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Justina graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor’s of Health Science and a Master’s of Speech-Language Pathology. She has a wide range of clinical experience with adults and children with communication and swallowing disorders.

Justina has worked with pediatric clients in the areas of emerging and developing language, phonology and articulation, narrative and literacy skills, motor speech, traumatic brain injury, and voice. She has also worked with adults with complex conditions in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, in home and community care, and privately, targeting the areas of swallowing, aphasia, cognitive-communication, motor speech, augmentative and alternative communication, fluency and voice.

Justina is a firm believer in family-centred care, and treating the client holistically to meet their functional communication needs. She values working as apart of multidisciplinary teams and collaboratively with family, caregivers, and communication partners to optimize communication and social interaction with clients. Justina provides speech therapy in Mississauga and Oakville.

Renjini Annie Mathew B.Sc., M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Renjini is a registered speech language pathologist with a Masters of Science degree in Speech- Language Pathology and a Post graduate diploma program completed in Clinical Linguistics for Speech-Language Pathology. Renjini started her practise in the province of Ontario after gaining experience in the early identification and intervention of various communication disorders in both children and adults including Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism, PDD-NOS etc), Phonological Disorders, Motor-Speech Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Apraxia, Learning Disability, Voice Disorders, with an interdisciplinary team. Renjini was involved in community services (community and primary health centres) as a part of her practice and has experience in providing speech and language services to children and adults from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She also has experience as a resource person for spreading awareness regarding communication disorders to different target population such as parents, teachers, college students, social workers etc during her practice.

Renjini provides speech therapy services in Scarborough, Ajax, Markham and Pickering.

Kathryn Powers, B.Sc.Hons., M. Cl.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Kathryn completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) from Acadia University. She then obtained her CDAAC certificate from Georgian College, and within one year completed her Masters of Clinical Science – Speech-Language Pathology degree from Dalhousie University. Kathryn has experience providing assessments and therapy to preschool and school-aged children with receptive and expressive language delays, articulation, phonology, and literacy challenges, as well as motor speech disorders. She also has experience working with children with a variety of special needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In addition to her paediatric experience, she also has experience working with adults, providing communication assessments and therapy for individuals who are managing aphasia, motor speech disorders, dysphagia and voice disorders. Kathryn is dedicated to client centered care and has practiced all over Canada including Nova Scotia. She was also a nominee for the Fraser Health Acquired Brain Injury Services Community for Everyone Outstanding Service Award (2016).

Kathryn provides speech therapy services to the Ottawa area.

Ulyana Bila, B.A., M.Sc., Speech-Language Patholigist, Reg. CASLPO

Ulyana Bila is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master’s of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia. She also graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction from the University of Toronto, specializing in Linguistics and Psychology. Ulyana has provided speech and language services in a variety of clinical settings, including hospital setting, rehabilitation setting and public schools. She has experience treating toddlers (Early Intervention), pre-schoolers, school aged students, and adults encompassing a broad range of communication disorders, including but not limited to: early intervention for receptive and expressive language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, pragmatic/social skills for autism spectrum and reading/listening comprehension..

Ulyana is a fluent, native speaker of Ukrainian and an intermediate speaker of Russian. Her multicultural background enhances her sensitivity for others and supports her in meeting the diverse communication needs of people she services.

Ulyana provides speech therapy services in Toronto, Etobicoke and Mississauga.

Julie DeJong, B.A., M. CL. SC., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Julie completed her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics - Speech and Language Science degree from Brock University. She then obtained her Masters of Clinical Science - Speech-Language Pathologist degree from the University of Western Ontario. Julie has experience providing assessments and therapy to preschool and school-aged children with receptive and expressive language delays, articulation, phonology, motor speech and literacy challenges, voice disorders, social differences and fluency difficulties. Julie is passionate about connecting families to early intervention in order to allow for children to reach their full communication potential.

Julie provides speech and language services in the Durham region.

Rachel Moore, B.Sc, M.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg,CASLPO

Rachel Moore is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with a Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Sciences, specialty area: Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University. In addition to Ontario, Rachel is registered to practice in the United States, where she spent the first year of her career working with the pediatric population in homes, schools, and other community-based settings.

Her clinical experience involves assessing and treating clients of all ages with a variety of communicative goals. Most recently, she provided family-centred intervention to children age 0-5 with receptive and/or expressive language disorders, as well as with a variety of articulation, pragmatic, and fluency disorders. Rachel is passionate about working closely with teachers, family members, and other allied professionals, so as to maximize generalization of therapy targets in a variety of contexts and bolster a client's communicative potential. She takes pride in working towards goals that are realistic, functional, and above all else, individualized to fit the client’s specific needs.

Rachel provides speech and language therapy services in the Niagara Region, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and Hamilton.

Basim Moradipour, B.A. Hons., M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Basim graduated from the University of Reading with a Master of Science in Speech and Language Therapy. She also holds a Master of Education in Second Language Education, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Arabic Language and Culture, both from the University of Ottawa. Basim has a diverse range of interests and works with a diverse range of clients of all ages. She has experience with bilingual and minority populations, as well as adult, preschool and school aged speech, language, and communication intervention. Basim’s experience has equipped her with an array of talents and skills that, when paired with her unbridled passion, are conducive to efficient goal attainment.

Basim provides speech-language pathology services in English and Farsi and is also able to provide services for speakers of Arabic, French, and Mandarin Chinese amongst others.

Basim provides services in the greater Ottawa area.

Raman Sandhu, B.Sc, M.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg,CASLPO

Raman has a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. She then went on to complete her Master of Science in Speech-Language Oathology at McMaster University.

Raman has provided assessment and treatment to both pediatric and adult clients with needs in areas of articulation, motor speech, receptive/expressive language, social communication, fluency, acquired language, dysphagia, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). Her experience working in schools, homes, children's treatment centres, and hospitals have fostered her experience in successfully implementing practical treatment approaches. Raman is committed to providing evidence based diagnostic and therapy services to children and adults. She strives to create therapy sessions that are client motivating, all while targeting therapy goals. Raman is a personable clinician that practices family-centered care.

Raman speaks English and Punjabi. Raman provides speech and language therapy services in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph areas.

Stefanie Payne, B.Sc, M.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg,CASLPO

Stefanie has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and an Honour Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from the University of Winnipeg after which she pursued further studies in French linguistics at the Université de Tours in Tours, France. She received her Masters of Health Science from the University of Toronto in the fall of 2019. Her SLP training has provided her a strong background in developmental speech and language disorders, speech and language delays, AAC, voice disorders, motor speech disorders, acquired language disorders and dysphagia. She has experience working with developmental disorders including Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also has experience providing assessment and treatment to adults post-stroke and those with Parkinson’s disease. She has a strong interest in bilingualism and creating functional and culturally relevant goals for her clients.

She has additional training in the following programs: Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile (MBSImP), Structured Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA) and It Takes Two to Talk by The Hanen Centre.

Stefanie provides speech and language services in both English and French in the Toronto, Etobicoke and Scarborough areas.

Diane Ren, B.Sc, M.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg,CASLPO

Diane holds a Masters in Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto, as well as an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from McMaster University. She is registered to practice with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.

Diane has clinical experience in various practice settings, including schools, private clinics, rehabilitation centres, and hospitals to provide individual and small-group therapy. She has worked with children and adult clients with a variety of communication difficulties, including receptive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, cognitive communication, voice, and/or motor speech disorders. She also has experience providing assessment and management strategies for adults with dysphagia. She has worked with clients with acquired brain injury, stroke, and other medical conditions. Diane works in collaboration with clients, their families, and other relevant professionals to support her clients’ ongoing success.

Diane speaks English and Mandarin and provides speech therapy in Brampton and Mississauga.

Alisha Carvalho, B.A. Hons., M.Cl.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Alisha is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Clinical Science in Speech- Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario. She has also completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Linguistics at Brock University with a concentration in Speech and Language Sciences.

Alisha has experience working with adults, preschool and school-aged children with a range of clinical disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease and Aphasia in a multitude of settings such as preschool speech and language clinics, schools, rehabilitation hospitals and private practice. In addition, Alisha has experience assessing and treating in the areas of articulation, phonology, expressive and receptive language, social communication, voice, motor-speech, fluency, swallowing, cognitive communication and literacy. Alisha has received additional training in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD and the Hanen Centre’s “It Takes Two to Talk” program. Alisha is passionate about early language intervention and literacy. She is dedicated to providing client and family centered care that is individualized to each client’s needs in order to help them achieve success, while making therapy fun and engaging.

Alisha provides speech and language services in London.

Natalie Wilkinson, B.H.Sc. Hons, M.CI.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Natalie attended Western University in London, Ontario where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology.

Natalie has experience providing assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents and adults in schools, rehabilitation hospitals, clinical centres and in the community. She has worked with a variety of disorders in developmental language, articulation, phonology, voice, motor speech, fluency, social communication, acquired language and cognitive communication. Natalie’s clinical experiences include working with individuals who have cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, Parkinson’s Disease, acquired brain injury and dysphagia. Natalie’s clinical experiences have provided her with the tools and knowledge necessary to deliver excellent services to children and adults. She is an enthusiastic and compassionate clinician who strives to provide engaging, family-centered care to her clients.

Natalie provides speech and language therapy services in the Durham Region.

Kristen Corcoran, BHSc Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Kristen is a graduate of the Communicative Disorders Assistant program at Georgian College. She also holds an Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with a double major in Health Sciences and Linguistics from Western University.

Kristen has worked with pre-school and school aged children both; in a clinical and at-home setting. She has experiance and training working with children with various communication difficulties such as, but not limited to;aritulcation, language, literacy and oral motor. In addition, Kristen has worked with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders such as ASD and Fragile X Syndrome. Kristen has also provided therapy to the adult population, specifically to those living with Aphasia and Apraxia.

Kristen is passionate about collaborating wiht families in order to provide functional therapy and ensured each session is fun and engaging for the client. Kristen provides speech therapy services in the Brampton and Caledon area

Carmen Ng, B.A., Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Carmen Ng obtained her post graduate diploma at Durham College in the CD program, and her B.A. (hons) in Linguistics at York University. Prior to this, Carmen received a Developmental Service Workers (DSW) diploma from Centennial College. Since graduating from Durham College, she has experience working on PECS, low tech and high tech AAC devices (e.g. Big Mack, Touch Chat), language, and articulation goals to enhance expressive and receptive skills with people who may have different needs than others. She also has experience working with stroke patients at Ross Memorial hospital rehabilitating those with either Broca’s or Wernicke’s aphasia. Carmen has worked on an inter-professional team at Centre for Addictions and Mental Health Hospital (CAMH) since 2014 on the dual diagnosis unit as a DSW with emphasis on working with adults who are on the Autism Spectrum. Her goal is to provide communication in any form, not only that, but use communication to provide autonomy, and self-sufficiency to the people she serves.

Stacey Alderman, B.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Stacey graduated in 2005 from Georgian College with honours in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. Prior to her education at Georgian College Stacey received a degree in Psychology at Windsor university. She has received additional training in behaviour therapy, multiple Hanen programs, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), programs to assist in working with ASD clients (4 I’s Hanen program) and many more. She has extensive experience working with preschool to school aged children. She is experienced in providing therapy to children with speech, language, social communication, literacy, fine motor and gross motor delays.

Stacey worked as a CDA at the Lambton Kent District School Board from 2005-2007. She has also worked as a Therapy Assistant (CDA) at Thames Valley Children’s Centre since 2007. Stacey is passionate about her work and always makes therapy fun, engaging and family oriented. Her goal is for families to feel comfortable and satisfied with therapy.

Stacey provides speech therapy in Strathroy and London.

Amanda Ramsay, B.Sc, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Amanda obtained her post-graduate certificate from Durham College and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Trent University. She has experience working with preschool and school aged children. She also has experience working with children with ASD, Down Syndrome and other genetic disorders. Amanda has training and experience in providing therapy for language and articulation goals, as well as working with low and high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), such as core boards, communication books, LAMP, TouchChat and Proloquo2Go. Amanda is passionate about working with clients to ensure that therapy is functional, fun, and engaging.

Amanda provides speech therapy services in Mississauga.

Rachel Chan, B.A. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Rachel Chan is a graduate from Durham College’s Communicative Disorders Assistant post graduate certificate program. She also completed an Honours Specialization in Rehabilitation Science from her undergraduate degree at Western University. Rachel has experience working with pre-school aged children and adults with varying communication needs. Rachel has worked previously with clients in the areas of ASD, language delay, articulation, motor speech, fluency, phonological awareness, literacy, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. In addition, Rachel completed a placement with the York Region Preschool Speech and Language program, which helped to increase her knowledge on language facilitation and to get parents involved in speech and language therapy. Rachel enjoys working with clients to optimize their strengths in therapy, turning them into results.

Rachel provides speech and language therapy in Markham.

Sophie Heijelsaar, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Joins us with experience working with children with a wide range of communicative, cognitive, as well as physical disabilities. At the same time as working as a CDA, she carries out behavioural therapy for children with ASD. During her education and work experience, Sophie received experience and training in multiple different areas such as: articulation, language, Applied Behaviour Analysis/Intensive Behavioural Intervention, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), oral motor exercises, and in hearing screening.

Sophie provides speech therapy services in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Brampton, and Caledonia.

Brianna Pollard, B.A., Hons, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Brianna is a graduate from Durham College’s Communicative Disorders Assistant post graduate certificate program. She also completed a B.A. Honours from Brock University in Child &; Youth studies, and Applied Linguistics. Brianna has experience working with pre-school and school-aged children including individuals with ASD as well as physical disabilities. She has training in articulation/phonology, language therapy, AAC, PECS, motor speech, pragmatics and hearing screenings. Brianna has always had a passion for working with children and uses play- based approaches in order to provide fun and creative therapy sessions.

Brianna provides speech therapy in the Durham region.

Jonathan Giles, B.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Jonathan concluded his Honours Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Sciences at Brock University and subsequently attained his post graduate diploma as a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) at Georgian College.

Jonathan has held experience providing therapy to children with a wide variety of speech and language service needs. He has held work experience with school aged children providing online tele-therapy and has worked with children on literacy and speech goals in a summer speech camp. Jonathan has also worked with adults in post-stroke rehab and individuals with Augmentative and Alternative Communication needs through placements.

In Jonathan’s free time he enjoys researching, promoting, and advocating for local history. He also enjoys participating in and supporting local theatre. Jonathan provides speech therapy in the London, Hamilton and Brantford region.

Rachel An, B.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Rachel obtained her post-graduate certificate from Durham College, as well as her bachelors degree from York University. She has experience working with children with ASD, as well as adult stroke survivors, providing direct intervention in the community or in clinic setting. Rachel puts the client first, making sure therapy is functional, fun, and family-orientated working towards their goals. She currently has level-one training in the following: Picture Exchange Communication, Play Project, and Early Start Denver Model.

Rachel provides speech therapy services in Markham, Scarborough, and North York.

Elizabeth Parkin, B.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Elizabeth is a graduate of Georgian College’s Communicative Disorders Assistant program. She has completed a B.A. in Linguistics, Psychology, and Writing from the University of Western Ontario. Elizabeth has experience working in the community with school-aged children targeting goals pertaining to voice, resonance, fluency, and articulation. She also has experience working with adults and seniors who are living with Aphasia. Elizabeth has received training in the following areas: language therapy, pragmatics, motor speech, AAC, literacy, cognitive communication, and dysarthria.

Elizabeth provides speech therapy in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph.

Krystina Shaw, B.A. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Krystina is a graduate of the Georgian College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program, achieving the Dean’s list each term. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Waterloo with a major in Psychology, providing her with a strong understanding of child development.

Krystina is also trained in level I Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Krystina has experience working with a variety of individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive and communicative abilities. She has experience providingliteracy support as well as articulation and language therapy to pre-school and school-aged children in a school or home setting. Krystina also has experience working with individuals with ASD and other neuro-developmental disorders and developmental disabilities, such as CHARGE syndrome.

Krystina has experience working with both the paediatric and adult population, working with individuals on accent reduction. She has provided therapy for individuals with degenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as those with aphasia due to stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Furthermore, she has experience working with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing population, and has completed American Sign Language (ASL) level I, II, III and IV. Krystina is understanding and sensitive to the challenges faced by those with hearing loss.

Krystina provides speech therapy in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Central Wellington, Wellington North and Minto.