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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.

Sarah Cassel, B.Sc., C.D.A., M.S.Ed., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sarah is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science in Education. Educated at the College of St. Rose in New York, Sarah returned to practice in the Greater Toronto Area after years of experience in a variety of settings including public schools, homes, skilled nursing facilities, pediatric rehabilitation centres, and private practice in The U.S., Australia, and Canada. Trained in the Synergistic Approach, a method of stuttering therapy which combines tools from Stuttering Modification and Fluency Shaping, Sarah applies a holisitic view when treating disfluency in clients. In addition to speech and language disorders, Sarah has experience in working with babies, children, teens, and adults living with ASD, brain injury, and dysphagia. Her experience in voice includes the assessment and treatment of a range of voice disorders, and has worked with members of the transgendered community, combining Resonant Voice Therapy and Vocal Function Exercises to change pitch and vocal quality.

Prior to attaining her masters, Sarah worked as a CDA for Holland-Bloorview, where she treated children aged 2-6 years living with multiple and severe cognitive and physical disabilities, and ASD.

She is certified in The Hanen Centre's More Than Words' a family-centered, social-pragmatic intervention program for parents of young children with ASD, and has completed Communication Strategies for Non-verbal to Minimally Verbal Individuals with ASD, from the Geneva Centre for Autism. Sarah provides speech therapy in Toronto.

Christine Gojmerac, B.A., MMedSci. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Christine is a registered speech-language pathologist and a graduate of the Master's program at the University of Sheffield in Human Communication Sciences. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. She also completed course in Voice Disorders at the University of Western Ontario. She has clinical experience working with preschool and school aged children with articulation, phonological, fluency, language and literacy difficulties. She also works with children on the Autism Spectrum. Her experience with adults includes assessment and management of motor speech disorders and acquired brain injury. She enjoys planning and implementing group therapy programs for adults with brain injury.

Christine's training in England has provided her with experience in a variety of settings including public schools, homes, hospitals, clinical centres and private practice. Christine provides Speech Therapy in Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Lincoln and St. Catharines Ontario.

Tamara Paull, B.A. Hons., M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Tamara is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master's of Science from the University of British Columbia. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from Concordia University. Tamara has a strong background in Applied Behaviour Analysis working with children of various ages with Autism. She has collaborated on inter-disciplinary teams and conducted joint sessions. Tamara has acquired clinical experience assessing and providing therapy to preschool and school age children with expressive and/or receptive language delays, phonological and articulation disorders, developmental delays and social communication issues. She has experience providing speech and language services to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and before she returned Toronto, she spent time in Yellowknife working with locals and providing Speech Therapy services via tele-health to rural communities.

Tamara has worked with adults with dysphagia in acute care, and provided treatment at home to adults with acquired brain injury and aphasia. In addition, she has worked in an aphasia group to help facilitate the reading abilities, community participation, and communication between members of the group. Tamara is creative and enthusiastic, and continues to expand her professional skills by attending workshops and conferences. Tamara provides speech therapy in Toronto and Scarborough.

Vanessa Schmidt, BScH., M.Cl.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Vanessa is a registered speech-language pathologist who received her Master of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Life Sciences and Psychology from Queen's University.

Vanessa has acquired diverse clinical experience providing speech and language assessments for both children and adults in preschool speech and language centers, schools, hospitals and private practices. Vanessa has worked with many client populations, including developmental and acquired language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders, dysphagia, and alternative and augmentative communication.

Vanessa also has experience working with clients with aphasia, traumatic brain injury, Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders, both individually and in a group therapy setting. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients, their families, and other professionals and continues to grow her professional skills by attending workshops and conferences. Vanessa has completed the It Takes Two to Talk Hanen Certification Workshop and has training in Supportive Conversation for Adults with aphasia. Vanessa provides speech therapy in the Ottawa area.

Ginette Despres, B.A. Hon., M.H.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Ginette graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours degree in Linguistics and a Concentration in Second Language Teaching. She also received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Ottawa. She has acquired diverse experience working in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools and through private practice. Her experience with adults includes assessment and management of dysphagia, and the evaluation and treatment of neurogenic communication disorders.

Ginette is actively working in a school board, with children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, collaborating with parents, teachers, special education teachers, and psychologists to address speech and language-based learning difficulties and literacy development. She is a consultant for child language and difficulties associated with learning a second or third language. Ginette offers speech therapy services in both French and English in Hamilton, Ancaster, Burlington, Mississauga and Stoney Creek.

Alina Goultiaeva, B.H.Sc., M.H.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Alina completed her speech-language pathology degree at the University of Toronto. Her interests and clinical experience are varied, including working with preschoolers, school-aged children, adults and seniors with language and articulation delays, literacy, voice and neurological impairments. She has worked with children and adults with developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and Down Syndrome. Alina enjoys working with and learning from clients of different cultural backgrounds. She has completed an international clinical placement in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Her experience includes work in acute care, rehabilitation, and provides speech therapy in the community in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton.

Suzi (Sinziana) Luciuk, M.A., M.H.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

After getting her Masters of Arts in Linguistics, Suzi discovered the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Her Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology is from the University of Toronto. Suzi has experience with both preschool and school-aged children, as well as adolescents and adults. Suzi helps children and adults work on goals in the areas of social communication and Autism, developmental language difficulties or acquired language difficulties with understanding or oral expression, and speech problems including articulation,stuttering/fluency, voice and accent reduction. As well, Suzi has experience providing cognitive speech language assessments and therapy to both adults and children in Toronto, Scarborough, and North York. Suzi's practice of Speech-Language Pathology focuses on the needs, values, and abilities of her client and their family.

Nomce (Nick) Trposki, Hons. B.A., CDA Member CDAAC, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Nomce (Nick) is a graduate of the St. Lawrence College Communicative Disorders Assistant Program. Additionally, he graduated with a degree in Speech and Language Pathology and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Impairments from the University of Belgrade. He has extensive clinical experience in treating people with visual impairments who also have communicative disorders.

He has acquired diverse clinical experience working in hospitals and school boards. He has provided speech and language treatment to individuals with articulation and phonology disorders, delayed or disordered language development, voice and stuttering. He has a special interest and extensive experience in working with children with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger Syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech, children who have word retrieval issues, and a great interest in providing service to children and adults with Down syndrome.

As a Speech-Language Pathologist in hospital settings in Europe, he worked with patients who had suffered strokes, neurological disorders, brain injuries, and throat cancer, and has experience providing service in acute and long-term care settings. He is multilingual, besides English, he fluently speaks and can provide treatment in Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, and Bulgarian. He is experienced in the Hanen, Lidcombe, PROMPT, and PECS programs, and he regularly attends many workshops in motor speech, articulation, language delays, and autism to expand his knowledge base.

Nomce (Nick) is a specialist in technology, he has reviewed hundreds of Apps for the iPad, and uses assistive communication tools extensively in his speech therapy sessions. Nomce (Nick) provides speech therapy in Toronto, Scarborough, and North York.

Lauren Barlow, Hons. B.A., M.H.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Lauren works with adults and children to assess their language needs, establish treatment goals and provide Speech and Language services to help clients in reaching those goals.

Her experience includes: Language and dysphagia services for adult clients recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury and stroke; Adult fluency disorders; Evaluation and treatment of preschool and school-age children with a variety of language disorders; Communication strategies for public activities and events; Fluently bilingual, Lauren provides service in English and French

Lauren provides speech language therapy services in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario region.

Denise Lau, BHSc. (Hons.), M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Denise graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Specialization degree in Health Science. Denise received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She has acquired a diverse clinical experience with school-aged children, adults, and seniors with developmental and acquired language disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, and cognitive language disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, public schools, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals in Canada and U.S. Denise is fluent in Cantonese and enjoys working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients. Denise provides speech therapy in Mississauga and Brampton.

Lauren Margel, B.A. Hons., M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Lauren is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master's of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, Massaschussetts. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from York University in Toronto. She has clinical experience working with preschool and school-aged children, as well as adolescents and adults, within a variety of settings including schools, private clinics, community-based rehabilitation centers and university-based clinics. Her experience includes providing assessment and treatment for individuals with developmental and acquired communication disorders in articulation, language, phonology, pragmatics, aphasia, dysphagia and hearing loss, as well as, accent reduction.

Lauren has taken a variety of American Sign Language courses and volunteered at the Bob Rumball Center for the Deaf in Toronto for two years prior to receiving her Masters. Her special interests include working with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing population, children with feeding disorders and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She strives to provide family-centered therapy and is eager to continue expanding her knowledge and professional skills by attending conferences and workshops in the field of Speech Language Pathology. Lauren offers speech-language therapy in Toronto and the surrounding GTA.

Liba Mandel, M.A. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Liba is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master’s degree from University of Cincinnati. She is also a clinical fellow with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Liba has experience working with children and adults with developmental and acquired language disorders, phonology and articulation disorders and motor speech disorders. She has acquired her experience in a variety of settings including preschools, elementary schools, clinics and rehabilitation centres while collaborating with family members, teachers and other health care professionals. Liba is experienced in DIR/Floortime and is constantly attending workshops in articulation, language and autism to improve her professional skills. Liba provides speech therapy in North York.

Shona Blatch, B.A. Hons, M.Sc.A., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Shona is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master of Applied Science from McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from McMaster University. Shona is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), formally known as the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CASLPA). She has clinical experience working with pre-school and school-aged children with articulation, motor speech, resonance, voice, fluency, and expressive and receptive language disorders. She has worked with children and teens with cleft lip and palate, craniofacial disorders, and developmental difficulties (including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, and chromosomal deletion syndromes). She also has experience working with the deaf/hard of hearing and blind populations. Shona is a certified provider of the Lidcombe program for preschool fluency intervention. Shona also has experience providing speech language assessment and intervention to adults for dysphagia (swallowing difficulties), communication, and accent reduction therapy.

Shona provides speech and language therapy service in the Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo regions.

Kaylee Baron B.A. (Hons.), CDA, M.H.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Kaylee is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University and is a graduate of the Durham College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program.

Kaylee has diverse clinical experience providing assessment and intervention to both children and adults. She has collaborated with clients, their families and health care professionals while providing speech and language services in schools, hospitals, children's centres and private practices. Kaylee has worked with clients with disorders in developmental expressive and receptive language, acquired language, articulation, motor speech, cognitive communication, voice and fluency as well as accent modification. She has experience working with developmental and acquired disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy) as well as adult neurogenic disorders (Parkinson's disease, ALS and stroke).

Kaylee provides speech and language therapy in the Durham Region including Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Courtice and Bowmanville.

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.

Anna Victoria Wong, ABC, B.A. Hons, B.Sc. B.Ed., MBA, MCD, CHE, Reg. CASLPO

Anna is a doctoral candidate in Speech-Language Pathology and a learning disability strategist. Proficient in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and French, Anna provides speech-language and swallowing therapy for children, youth, and adults for articulation, stuttering, language development, and swallowing issues. Anna proactively engages caregivers in the therapy process to optimize the results of treatment.

Certified as Speech-Language Pathologist in both Canada and the United States, Anna is involved in leading-edge research in conjunction with a number of universities in North America, to improve the quality of speech-language rehabilitation techniques. Anna is also the winner of Communicative Access Award from Aphasia Institute, for making self-help Aphasia educational resources available to the Chinese community.

A Certified Health Executive and Adult Educator, Anna delivers seminars and presentations to families and organizations across the GTA for speech, language, and swallowing education and risk prevention. Prior to becoming Speech-Language Pathologist, Anna has years of experience helping immigrant families settle into the local education system and employment market, teaching language classes, and helping executives with public speaking and accent reduction.

Anna is certified in MBSImp and FEES for the diagnostic needs of swallowing patients, LSVT for voice patients, Supportive Conversation for Aphasia patients, and deploys Hanen and PROMPT techniques to facilitate language and speech development for children. Anna provides speech therapy for adults and children in their offices or homes in the GTA, including Scarborough, North York, Markham, Thornhill, and Richmond Hill.

Sheetal Ramaprasad B.A., M.A. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sheetal Ramaprasad is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech & Hearing and a Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. She has worked across different set ups such as hospitals and rehab clinics. She has worked with children with articulation, phonological & fluency disorders, global developmental delay, hearing impairment, learning disabilities and autism. Also, she has worked with adolescents & adults with speech & language difficulties such as stuttering, fluency disorders, voice disorders and aphasia. She has treated adults with swallowing difficulties and has performed Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). She is a trained singer and has published papers on music acoustics, cleft palate and has done her dissertation on dyslexia. She has counseled professional voice users on vocal hygiene and health.

Mary Ross, B.A., C.D.A., M.S.Ed., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Mary received her Masters of Science in Education from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She enjoys working with children with language, articulation, fluency and resonance needs.

Mary has worked with children with developmental disabilities (including autism spectrum disorders and Down Syndrome) and those with traumatic brain injury. Mary utilizes the early language strategies presented through the Hanen "It Takes Two to Talk" program. She has clinical experience treating adults with language, articulation and various motor planning disorders. Mary has experience working in a variety of settings, including public schools, homes, hospitals, private clinics and day cares.

Prior to obtaining her masters, Mary worked as a Communicative Disorders Assistant in a school board, where she assisted students aged 4-18 years requiring support attaining their language based educational goals.

Mary provides speech therapy services in Richmond Hill, Thornhill, and North York.

Krista Feltmate, BA Hons, MSc SLP (C), CCC-SLP, Reg CASLPO

Krista graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Joint Honours in Psychology and Linguistics and then went on to complete her Master of Science in Human Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) at Dalhousie University.

Her experience includes working in a school system, as well as providing community based services for both children and adults. This experience with a vast population has included articulation assessment and therapy, language assessment and therapy, as well as assessment and therapy for voice and fluency disorders. Assessment and treatment experience with adults with swallowing, speech and language disorders round out her experience.

Krista provides Speech Therapy services in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area.

Celine Baracho, Hons. B.A., M.H.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Celine is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Health Science from the University of Ottawa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in Languages and Linguistics from Queen's University in Kingston, a Post-Graduate certificate in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University, as well as a Master of Translation from the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

Celine has clinical experience assessing and treating children with developmental disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, as well as articulation, fluency, voice and motor speech disorders. Celine enjoys working closely with families and caregivers, teachers and health care professionals to ensure high quality client- and family-centered care.

Celine also has experience working with adults providing speech, language and swallowing rehabilitation after brain injury, in addition to fluency and accent modification training with corporate clients in the downtown core.

Celine speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese fluently and offers speech-language therapy services in these languages to individuals of diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds in Toronto.

Mary Hanhan, B.Sc.(Hons), M.H.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Mary is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Life Sciences with a minor in Psychology from McMaster University.

Mary has clinical experience with the assessment and treatment of children with receptive and expressive language delays, articulation and motor speech disorders, and voice and fluency disorders. In her experience with children with acquired brain injuries, she also assessed and treated cognitive communication disorders. She has experience in the assessment and management of dysphagia and cognitive communication disorders in adults within the acute care setting.

Mary has provided client and family centered care while collaborating with parents and families, teachers, and health care professionals in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals and treatment centres.

Mary provides speech and language services in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga.

Stefania Titone, B.A.Sc, M.H.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Stefania is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Child and Family Studies from the University of Guelph.

Stefania has diverse clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings. She has provided assessment and treatment in the areas of articulation and phonology, child receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency and voice disorders. She also has experience in acquired brain injury, stroke, cognitive communication disorders, aphasia and swallowing disorders. Stefania has provided intervention for children and adults requiring alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) systems and is a certified provider of Hanen 'It Takes Two to Talk' program for early language development. She strongly believes in collaboration with parents, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals in order to provide client-centered, integrated care.

Stefania currently offers speech therapy in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

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.

Sandrine Woo, B.A. Hons., M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sandrine is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She has treated preschool and school aged children with articulation, phonological, language and literacy difficulties. Sandrine works on social communication with children with Autism. She is experienced in accent reduction and has provided assessment, treatment and education to adults who have suffered strokes in both acute-care and rehabilitation settings.

Sandrine is certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), a voice treatment for individuals with Parkinson's Disease. She is proficient in French and enjoys working collaboratively with clients, families and other professional team members to provide holistic, family and client-centred services. Sandrine provides speech therapy in Mississauga and Brampton.

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.

Carolyn Bell, M.S.,Speech-Language Pathologist, CCC-SLP Reg. CASLPO

Carolyn is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a of Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Biology and Psychology from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Certified as a Speech-Language Pathologist in both Ontario and the United States, she has extensive clinical experience providing speech and language assessment and intervention to children, adolescents and adults. She works collaboratively with clients, their families and health care professionals to ensure high quality client and family centered care. Her clinical experience with children and adolescents includes assessment and intervention in developmental disabilities, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation, fluency, ASD, voice and motor speech. Carolyn is trained in The Hanen Centre approach, "It Takes Two to Talk", a program designed specifically for teaching parents of children with a language delay how to effectively facilitate language development and "More Than Words" a program designed for parents of children on the autism spectrum to provide the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

Carolyn also has extensive experience providing diagnostic and therapeutic speech services to adults in both short term rehabilitation and long term care settings including: Aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease and dysphagia. She also has experience with adult fluency (stuttering) and accent reduction and is dedicated to helping her clients reach their maximum potential. Carolyn provides speech and language therapy in Toronto, Etobicoke and Mississauga.

Lisa Gagliano, B.Sc., M.Cl.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Lisa is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master's of Clinical Science from Western University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa.

Lisa has worked with a wide range of individuals of varying ages and disorders. She has acquired clinical experience assessing and providing therapy to children with developmental language disorders, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, fluency disorders, motor speech disorders and reading disorders. She has also provided assessment and treatment of adults with acquired language disorders, motor speech disorders, voice disorders and dysphagia. She has experience implementing individual therapy sessions as well as group-based therapy sessions.

In addition to her clinical experience, Lisa has completed workshops and conferences in order to expand her knowledge and clinical skills. She has completed training in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia, as well as completing the It Takes Two to Talk Hanen Certification Workshop. Lisa is passionate about working with her clients and their families to help them achieve their full potential. Lisa provides speech and language therapy in the Ottawa area.

Taylor Comeau, Hons. B.A., M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Taylor is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). Taylor graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master’s of Science in Human Communication Disorders.

Taylor has clinical experience assessing and providing therapy to pre-school and school-aged children with articulation disorders, phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, fluency disorders, social communication disorders, reading delays and expressive and receptive language disorders. Taylor has also provided assessment and treatment to adults with acquired language disorders, motor speech disorders and dysphagia. Taylor has provided intervention for children requiring augmentative and alternative communication (AAC systems) and has completed the Introductory Pragmatic Organizational Dynamic Display Workshop. Taylor is a certified provider of the Hanen ‘It Takes Two To Talk’ program for early language development.

Taylor is passionate about providing client and family centered care through collaboration with parents, families, teachers and health care professionals. Taylor provides speech language therapy in the Ottawa area.

Christina Kovacic, MSc. OT, Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), Reg. Ont. COTO.

Christina received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Temple University, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from D'Youville College and her Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology & Health Science from York University. Christina has also obtained her certification from the University of Southern California /WPS in sensory integration and praxis. Christina has experience working with children on the Autism spectrum, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, fine motor and gross motor delays, oral motor, and feeding issues. Her doctorate field of study focused on sensory integration and balance. Christina pursued her doctorate to develop more advanced knowledge in the profession, specifically within the areas of sensory integration, balance, and environmental adaptations.

Katrina Heublein R.E.C.E, CDA Member of CDAAC, IBI/ABA Therapist

Katrina Heublein is a graduate of the Georgian College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program as well as their Early Childhood Education program. Her background in Early Childhood Education and Speech and Language Disorders has given her the ability to combine play with learning, and has also given her great behaviour management techniques.

Katrina is experienced in and passionate about providing speech and language therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, global/language delays, dysfluency, and articulation as well as children who have cochlear implants.

Katrina has experience using many techniques to assist therapy (Lidcombe, PECS, physical touch, basic Sign Language, Kauffman and ABA/IBI). She is also a trained ABA/IBI therapist. She is committed to continuous learning and professional development as demonstrated through the completion of a variety of different workshops including "Setting the Stage for Successful Behaviour" and "Supportive Conversation Training for Adults with Aphasia". Katrina provides Speech Therapy in Burlington, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, St. Catharines and Lincoln Ontario.

Ann Acheson R.E.C.E, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Ann is an Early Language Consultant and CDA, reg., with a strong background working with children as an early intervention specialist, early childhood vision specialist, and early childhood special educator in both community based and paediatric rehabilitation programs.

As an Early Language Consultant, she has designed and implemented programs to promote speech and language development for newcomer children acquiring an additional language, and has a strong interest in establishing foundation skills for phonemic awareness, literacy, autism, Asperger Syndrome and early reading skills through therapeutic play and learning activities that focus on each child's learning style. Ann provides speech therapy in Woodbridge, Vaughan and Maple.

Dayna Hancock, B.A., CDA, Member CDAAC

Dayna Hancock is a graduate of the Durham College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program. She has also received a bachelor degree in Sociology from McMaster University. Dayna is experienced in providing direct therapy in the areas of speech (articulation disorders), language, and phonological awareness to a variety of age groups. She has worked with children with special needs, including autism, aspergers, developmental delay, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, and anxiety disorder. She also has experience working with adults with aphasia in both large and small group settings to strengthen communication abilities.

Her experience in teaching basic American Sign Language to large groups of pre-school children, and working with groups of school-age children; both typically developing and with special needs, has allowed Dayna to develop effective behaviour management techniques.

Dayna is passionate about providing the best possible care to each client. Her creativity and enthusiasm help to produce therapy sessions that are both effective and exciting for clients. Dayna provides speech therapy in Toronto.

Vanessa Bertone, Hon. BA, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Vanessa is a graduate of the Durham College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts With Distinction from the University of Toronto, completing a Combined Specialist in inguistics and French. In addition to English, she is fluent in both Italian and French and has knowledge of basic ASL vocabulary. She also has basic PECS training. She has experience providing direct articulation and language therapy in addition to literacy support to children in a school setting and to pre school aged children of varying abilities including ASD, Down Syndrome and learning disabilities. She has experience in facilitating a total communication approach using sign language, picture supports and verbal interactions in a speech and language classroom. She has also provided English conversation practice for ESL older adults with moderate to profound hearing loss, helping them become confident in experiencing and communicating in their second language with the help of their hearing device. Vanessa provides speech therapy in Ottawa.

Sinead O'Neill, Hons. BSc, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Sinead is a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc Hons Speech Pathology and Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Language and Linguistics from the University of Ulster. Additionally she holds a diploma in British Sign Language.

Sinead has acquired diverse experience working in clinics, child development centers, hospitals and schools. She has provided speech and language treatment to individuals with articulation and phonology disorders, delayed or disordered language development. She has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate and stammers. Having worked in a school for children with ASD she has a special interest and extensive experience in working with children with autism spectrum disorder.

As a Speech-Language Pathologist in hospital settings in the UK, Sinead has worked with patients who had suffered strokes, neurological disorders, brain injuries and has experience providing service in acute and long-term care settings. Sinead is creative and enthusiastic, and continues to expand her professional skills by attending workshops and conferences. Sinead provides speech therapy in Toronto.

Marika Anne Loy, BA, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Marika Anne Loy is a graduate of the Durham College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program. She also received a bachelor degree in Psychology and Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University. She is experienced in providing direct therapy to pre-school and school-aged children, and young adults with speech and language disorders including Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, anxiety disorder,and dysfluency.

Marika Anne's passion is working with preschoolers and school-aged children. She is creative and experienced in providing a total communication approach using picture supports, sign language and verbal interactions. Marika Ann's unique specialty is social thinking and social skills development with teenagers. She has knowledge in programming and implementing high tech AAC devices such as Proloquo2go, and low tech devices such as communication boards. She has completed courses in American Sign Language and has basic level PECS training. She provides speech therapy in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and Bowmanville.

Karolina Skruch, Hon. BSc., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Karolina Skruch is a graduate of the Durham College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program. She completed an Honours bachelor degree in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Toronto. She is experienced in providing direct speech therapy to pre-school and school-aged children with speech and language disorders including Autism, Aspergers, Down Syndrome, developmental delay and individuals who have learning disabilities. Karolina also has experience in providing individual and small group speech therapy.

Karolina is passionate in working with preschoolers She is creative and has experience in providing a total communication approach using picture supports, sign language and verbal interactions. She has knowledge in using low tech devices such as communication boards and is certified in basic level PECS. Karolina is also currently working towards a Post-Diploma program in Autism Behavioural Sciences and continues to expand her professional skills with various workshops. She enjoys working with children with exceptional needs and provides speech therapy in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and Bowmanville.​

Lucia Crespo, BA Hon, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Lucia Crespo is a graduate from the Georgian College Communicative Disorders Assistant program. Prior education includes an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University. Lucia has experience providing speech and language therapy to preschool and school-aged children with varying diagnoses (including Autism Spectrum Disorder) and various degrees of delay. She is also trained in supported conversation and has experience providing therapy to adults with Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria and Parkinson's disease. She is fluent in Spanish and is certified in the Hannen Building Emergent Literacy program. Lucia provides speech therapy in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and Ancaster.