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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.

Alyssa Falle, B.A. (Honours), M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Alyssa is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Vermont. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with High Honours in Psychology and Linguistics from Carleton University. Her clinical experience includes providing speech and language services to preschool and school-age children with articulation, phonological, fluency, receptive and expressive language and literacy difficulties. She also has experience with adults providing treatment for voice, resonance, articulation, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Alyssa has experience working in a variety of settings including client homes, daycares, public schools, pediatric rehabilitation centres, and skilled nursing facilities.

Alyssa is certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk and Target Word programs, which provide a family-centred intervention program for young children who have been identified as having a language delay. She is also certified in the picture exchange communication system (PECS) a form of augmentative and alternative communication and works extensively with children with Autism.

Alyssa provides speech and language therapy services in the Ottawa area.

Sarah Czosniak, B.Sc., M.Sc.A., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sarah is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master’s of Science, Applied, from McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Queen’s University. In addition, she completed a Post-Graduate certificate in Educating Individuals with Autism from Pennsylvania State University. She is clinically certified through Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), and is a member of the SAC Scholarship Committee.

Sarah has extensive experience serving the birth-21 years’ population in the areas of articulation, phonology, motor speech, fluency, voice, social skills, reading, and language. She has also worked with adults in rehabilitation and long-term care hospital settings. She is certified in the Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ program and the Lidcombe Program of Early Childhood Stuttering, as well as Triple P Parenting-Brief Primary Care, and Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia. She will be continuing her professional education with the Individualized Authorizer Hands On Workshop for Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) later this year.

Sarah is enthusiastic about meeting clients needs through collaboration with families in order to achieve goals. Sarah provides speech therapy in London Ontario.

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 a bilingual speech language pathologist, providing identification and treatment of bilingual students. She 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 in French and English. 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.

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 speech therapy service in English and French

Lauren provides speech language therapy 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.

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 in Greater Niagara Region, including speech therapy in St.Catharines, Grimsby, Hamilton and Burlington.

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), and communication. Shona also provides Accent Reduction or Accent Modification 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, and speech fluency. 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 myofunctional therapy to correct abnormal oral muscle patterns in children who may suffer a lisp or have difficulty in articulating sounds. Her myofunctional therapy approach for children helps reduce the symptoms of an incorrect swallow and sleep disordered breathing (such as snoring).

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

Swarupa Nair, M.A., TSSLD, CCC-SLP., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Swarupa is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the Long Island University in New York, USA. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minor in Psychology from Queens College in New York, USA.

Swarupa is also a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of New York in the United States, in addition to having her Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC’s) and Teacher Certification for Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).

Her clinical experience includes providing speech and language services to early intervention, preschool and school-age children, adults, geriatrics for a variety of speech/language disorders, some of which included Autism, Voice and Resonance, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Dyspraxia, Aphasia, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Cognitive and language difficulties, Articulation and phonological difficulties, Orofacial and Myofunctional Disorders, Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders, Selective Mutism, Auditory Processing, Pragmatic Disorders and literacy difficulties. Swarupa has experience working in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation facilities, client homes, daycares, child care centers, public schools, and clinics.

Swarupa is PROMPT trained and culturally and linguistically diverse. She speaks English, Tamil, and Malayalam. Swarupa provides speech therapy in Mississauga and Brampton.

Sadaf Haider, B.Sc., M.SpPathSt. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sadaf received her degree in Master of Speech Pathology Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph. Sadaf’s training in Australia has provided her with experience working with adults and paediatric clients in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, and private clinics. She is passionate about working with clients and families in setting goals important to them. Sadaf is fluent in Urdu and English. She enjoys working with and learning from clients of all backgrounds.

Sadaf provides speech therapy in Kitchener Waterloo as well as speech therapy in Brampton Mississauga areas.

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.

Serish collaborates with our Dentistry partners providing myofunctional therapy to correct abnormal oral muscle patterns in children who may suffer a lisp or have difficulty in articulating sounds. Her myofunctional therapy approach for children helps reduce the symptoms of TMJ and sleep disordered breathing (such as snoring).

Sehrish provides speech language therapy and myofunctional therapy in York region including King City, Kleinburg and Aurora. Sehrish also provides speech and myofunctional therapy in Mississauga, Brampton and Newmarket.

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 Markham, Scarborough, Toronto, and Mississauga communities.

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

Sheetal is a Speech Language Pathologist registered to work in Ontario. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing and Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology. Sheetal has more than 10 years of clinical experience in speech-language pathology. Sheetal is a trained singer and includes music and song into her therapy with children with Autism. She has diverse experience of assessing and treating both children and adults with various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She has provided services in clients’ homes, private clinics, hospitals and rehabilitation centers collaborating with clients and their families and other health care professionals.

Sheetal has worked with children having a multitude of disorders and delays in developmental receptive and expressive language, motor speech and articulation. She provides therapy to remediate reading, writing abilities and social skills. She has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum, Down’s Syndrome, global developmental delay, learning disability and apraxia. She has worked with adults post stroke/traumatic brain injury having difficulties in receptive and expressive language, cognitive communication and swallowing. She also treats adults with dysfluency and works with trained singers to rehabilitate the professional voice.

Sheetal continues to update her knowledge and skills by attending courses, workshops and conferences. She is a multilingual and can provide speech and language services in English, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada languages. Sheetal provides speech therapy services in Scarborough, Toronto, East York, North York, Markham, Pickering and Ajax regions.

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 as well as speech therapy in Markham.

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 is passionate about helping all children (and adults) reach their communication potential. Children with Autism and other developmental disorders have always been a passion for Krista and she is constantly doing research to find new ways to help these children. She believes in involving parents, caregivers, and where appropriate siblings, in therapy so that skills can be transferred to many situations. She strives to find what works best for the child whether it’s working under the table, sitting at the table, or playing with a particular toy, and is enthusiastic when providing the children with feedback on their accomplishments, no matter how small.

Krista provides Speech Therapy services in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge area, with occasional speech therapy coverage in the Brampton, Guelph and Woodstock areas.

Elise C. Sokol, HBSc MHSc S-LP (C), Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Elise is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Ottawa. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto. Elise completed her graduate studies in French and clinical placements in both French and English.

Elise has experience providing assessments and evidence-based treatment to both preschool and school-age children with regards to language delays, social-pragmatic language disorders, articulation, fluency, literacy, motor speech disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In acute care and complex continuing care settings, Elise had the opportunity to assess and treat patients presenting with swallowing difficulties, aphasia, dysarthria, acquired dysfluency, and those with needs for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Elise is trained in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1. Elise provides speech and language therapy services in French and English in Etobicoke and Mississauga region.

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.

Jacqueline Smith, B.S. Hons, MSc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Jacqueline graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology and Linguistics.

Jacqueline also holds a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree, with over two years of experience assessing and managing complex needs and disability caseloads. This includes working collaboratively with other professionals and providing intervention for individuals with speech disorders, hearing impairments, language delays, stuttering/fluency, feeding complications, dysphagia, multimodal communication and utilizing AAC for children with Autism.

In addition, Jacqueline is a PROMPT trained clinician specially trained in providing an advanced tactile-kinesthetic approach to speech therapy. She is a high energy, enthusiastic individual with a genuine commitment to achieving positive outcomes for clients and their families, enabling them to lead inclusive lives. Jacqueline provides speech therapy to adults and children in the Markham, Scarborough and Richmond Hill area.

Angelina Pinhasov, B.A. Hon., M.H.Sc. SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Angelina is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree from York University, specializing in Psychology.

Angelina is dedicated to providing evidence-based and family-centered care to maximize communicative potential. Her clinical experience includes providing assessment, consultation, treatment, and parent training in client homes, daycares, public schools, hospitals, and community centres. She has worked with pediatric and adult clients in the areas of articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, motor speech, fluency/stuttering, literacy, voice, swallowing, and social-communication skills. Her range of experience includes assessing and treating individuals with various diagnoses and disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, learning disability, dysarthria, apraxia, aphasia, and dementia, as well as implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools for clients with multi needs.

Angelina uses a personalized and functional approach to therapy through collaboration with family members, health professionals, and the educational team. She is trained in Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ program for early language development, ‘Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1’ for children with autism, ‘Lidcombe Program’ and ‘Fluency Plus’ for preschool and school-aged children with stuttering, as well as ‘Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA)’.

Angelina is a fluent speaker in many languages, providing speech therapy in English, Hebrew, and Russian, as well as Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). She provides speech language therapy in York Region area, including Richmond Hill, King City, Aurora, and Newmarket.

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.

Alexandra Despond, Hon. B.A., M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Alex is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. Alex has a variety of experience working with pediatric and adult clients of varying ages and disorders. Her clinical experiences include working with receptive/expressive speech and language disorders, articulation phonology disorders, autism spectrum disorder, acquired brain injury, swallowing disorders, voice, and fluency disorders.

Alex received her certification in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), which is a voice treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. She collaborates with family members, teachers, and other health care professionals to provide the best level of care for her clients. Furthermore, Alex constantly strives to keep up to date on the new treatments options for her clients by attending conferences and workshops in the area of Speech Language Pathology.

Alex currently provides speech language therapy in Stoney Creek, Burlington and Mississauga.

Alice Hovsepian, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Alice is a registered speech-language pathologist with a PhD in Speech-Language Pathology. Being an internationally trained speech-language pathologist with 10 years of clinical experience, she came to Canada in pursuit of a PhD. After completing her PhD at the University of Toronto and doing a research fellowship at McGill University with her research focusing on bilingual language development, she decided to continue clinical work, in Ontario.

Alice has years of experience working with a wide age range of individuals with different communication, speech and language problems. She has specifically been working with children with speech-language delays and literacy problems in a variety of settings including schools, pediatric rehabilitation centres, and also through private practice. She has expertise in addressing the linguistic needs of children from different linguistic-cultural backgrounds through a family-centred approach.

In addition to working with individuals with speech-language problems and their families, she has been lecturing courses on language assessment/intervention at the universities as well-as in teacher-training courses.

Yuliya Kovalska, Hon.B.Sc., MSpPathSt. 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 speech and language services in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and French. Yuliya provides speech therapy services in Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton.

Lauren Brett, B.Sc. (Hon), 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 therapy services in the areas of Shelburne, Orangeville, Caledon, Brampton, Mississauga, and Newmarket.

Ulyana Bila B.Sc., M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, 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, rehabilitation and public school settings. 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 and language services in Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga and Brampton.

Carissa Heinbuck, MHSc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Carissa has an Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology, and a Masters of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto.

Her training has provided her with a diversity of experiences working with children and adults within various settings, including preschool programs, schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. She provides assessment and treatment services to clients and families for a variety of developmental, physical, and communication needs. She has experience with developmental speech and language disorders, fluency, voice, motor speech disorders, acquired language disorders caused by stroke and traumatic brain injury, as well as developmental disorders including cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder.

She is passionate about working with individuals towards goals that are functional, relevant, and important to clients and their families.

Carissa has a strong interest in continuing education and expanding her skills. She has additional training in the following programs: Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile (MBSImP), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Structured Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA). Carissa provides speech language therapy services in the Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford areas.

Devora Goldberg, Hons. B.Sc., M.H.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Devora is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also completed an Honours Bachelor of Science at McMaster University, where she majored in Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour, and minored in Linguistics.

Devora has gained clinical experience working with both children and adults in community, school, and hospital settings. By collaborating with clients, families, and other healthcare professionals, she has provided assessment and treatment services to children with articulation, motor speech, developmental language, and fluency disorders. Devora has also worked with individuals with acquired language and cognitive communication disorders, including stroke, brain injury, and dementia. In the hospital setting, she has assessed and treated patients with feeding and swallowing disorders. Devora focuses on providing client-centred therapy to help individuals make meaningful changes to their communication in everyday life.

Devora values ongoing professional education. She has received training in the Fluency Plus Program to help individuals with fluency disorders. She also completed training in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia, which she has applied across multiple clinical settings. Furthermore, Devora is certified in the Level I Clinical Short Course in Cognitive-Communication Disorders focusing on individuals who have sustained acquired brain injuries.

Devora provides speech and language therapy in the Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville areas.

Dawna Vaughan, B. Sc., M. Sc., Occupational Therapist, Reg. Ont.

Dawna is a registered occupational therapist with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England. She has been providing clients from birth through 21 with pediatric occupational therapy services in private schools, public schools, and in-home community settings.

Dawna works with families to create and address goals related to a client’s fine motor difficulties, coordination difficulties, visual motor and visual perceptual delays, difficulty with self-care skills, sensory processing and self-regulation challenges, as well as decreased strength and range of motion. Dawna's unique approach to address these deficits is through meaningful activities – which is why OT often looks like play!

Dawna has extensive experience treating coordination impairments, fine motor challenges, and working with adolescents with significant challenging behaviours and dual diagnoses. She has experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum, utilizing basic principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis in her sessions and parent trainings. She is trained in Handwriting Without Tears, Keyboarding Without Tears, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. She also utilizes the Zones of Regulation curriculum in her sessions.

Dawna provides occupational therapy in the areas of Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington, and Hamilton.

Sabrina Curatolo, B.Sc.Hon, B.Ed., M.Sc.OT., Occupational Therapist, Reg. Ont.

Sabrina is a registered Occupational Therapist with an Applied Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor of Education from Western University, as well as a Bachelors of Science (Honours) from the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and holds registration with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).

Sabrina’s professional practice in Occupational Therapy has included diverse experience with school-aged children, adults, and seniors. She has a worked with pediatric populations in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and the community. Through the delivery of evidence-based interventions and meaningful activities, she has helped children develop their skills in areas of self-care, school, and play. Sabrina has experience working with children with a variety of conditions and providing therapy for fine motor challenges, visual motor and perceptual delays, coordination difficulties, as well as sensory processing and self-regulation challenges.

Sabrina believes in family-centred practice and the importance of working with children and their families within the context of their families’ strengths and community environment. Sabrina provides Occupational Therapy in the areas of Woodbridge, and Brampton.

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.

Karen Dykes, Hon. BA, CDA, Member of CDDAC

Karen has graduated from the Speech and Language Science Bachelors program at Brock University with honours, majoring in Speech. She has also completed, with honours, the Communicative Disorders Assistant post-graduate program at Lambton College.

Karen strongly believes in being a team player. She enjoys interacting with children and adults to develop rapport and work to achieving their goals. She has previously delivered therapy to individuals with aphasia, apraxia, hearing loss and language issues. She has completed 500 hours in multiple professional work settings, observing and implementing customized treatment plans for each client.

She provides speech therapy in Hamilton Ontario, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek and Mount Hope.

Krystina Yensen, Hon. BA, 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. Additionally, Krystina attended Dalhousie University to diversify her degree, enrolling in Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Language/Linguistics courses. She has also had basic Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training.

Krystina has experience working with a variety of individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive and communicative abilities. She has experience providing articulation and language therapy to pre-school and school-aged children in a school or home setting. In addition, she has a background in providing literacy support to pre-school and school-aged children. Krystina also has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders including developmental disabilities, such as Down Syndrome.

In addition to her experience with children, Krystina has experience working with the adult population. She has provided therapy for individuals with aphasia due to stroke or traumatic brain injury. Furthermore, she has experience working with the hard-of-hearing population. Krystina has worked with individuals with hearing aids and cochlear implants, and is understanding and sensitive to the difficulties faced by those with hearing loss.

Krystina provides speech therapy in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.

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 Etobicoke.

Bianca Pariselli, Hon. BA, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Bianca Pariselli is a graduate of the Georgian College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program. She also graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University. Bianca has experience providing therapy to both typically developing children and children with special needs including children with any or all of the following: behavioural, communication (hearing, language, and/or speech impairments), intellectual, physical, and multiple exceptionalities.

She has experience with preschool and school-aged children providing therapy in the areas of articulation and phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language delays, literacy, motor speech, social communication and parent training. She also has practice working with children on the Autism Spectrum. She has created several low-tech displays and has experience using several high tech Alternative and Augmentative Communication devices.

In addition, Bianca has worked with adult populations who have suffered strokes and traumatic brain injuries. She has received training in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia. She enjoys working together with clients, families and other members of the interdisciplinary team in both intervention and public outreach. Bianca also speaks Italian and can provide speech therapy in Italian.

Bianca provides speech and language therapy in the Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Etobicoke, Mississauga and Brampton regions.