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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.

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.

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.

Susan Nguyen, B.A., M.H.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Susan graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters in Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology, holds an Honours B.A. in Psychology and minors in French and Italian. She has treated individuals with voice disorders, dysarthria, aphasia, and stuttering. Susan also has experience in dysphagia assessment, treatment (through strategies and/or swallowing exercises) and management. Susan has experience with those who have sustained a stroke, neurological disorders (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease), Alzheimer’s dementia, and Down’s syndrome. Susan works with children who have articulation, receptive and expressive language, voice, and fluency disorders. Furthermore, she has treated children whom, in addition to their speech-language disorder, also have cochlear implants, autism, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Susan is enthusiastic about helping clients make gains, to manage their communication and swallowing abilities in order to maximize their quality of life and to help them reach their goals with confidence. Susan is multilingual and can provide services in English, Vietnamese, French, and Italian.

Susan provides speech therapy services in Etobicoke, and Mississauga.

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.

Amanda Quintinho, M.Cl.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Amanda graduated with her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) from the University of Western Ontario in 2013. She also obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Algoma University in 2011. She has been practising in the paediatric population with preschool and school-aged children for over 8 years and has experience servicing children with a variety of speech and language disorders (e.g., articulation, motor speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, fluency, receptive and expressive language and literacy).

Amanda’s creativity and enthusiasm as a SLP allows her to easily build rapport with children and their families. She strongly believes in a team approach involving the important individuals in a child’s life throughout the intervention process. Amanda demonstrates a passion for empowering children and their families to help them reach their full potential.

Amanda provides interactive speech and language assessment and treatment via teletherapy throughout Ontario.

Chandeep K. Mander, M.HSc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Chandeep has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Business from The University of Waterloo, with a research-intensive specialization. She has also completed a Master of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Toronto. Chandeep has experience working with children within the areas of articulation, motor speech, fluency and voice as well as, adults with cognitive communication challenges. She has experience with providing virtual and in person 1:1 sessions and group intervention.

Chandeep has completed additional training including, Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk and Phase One of the Speech and Stuttering Institute’s Motor Speech Training Program. She is very passionate about empowering children by using her clinical skills and knowledge to improve communication abilities along with, overall growth and development.

Chandeep is fluent in English and Punjabi.

Chandeep provides virtual Speech therapy services throughout Ontario.

Christine Black, M.Sc Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Christine has an Honour’s degree in Arts and Sciences from McMaster University and a Master of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from McMaster University. She is a graduate of the first North American problem-based learning Speech-Language Pathology program. Christine collaborates with clients, families, teachers, and oth-er health professionals to help further client outcomes. She works pri-marily in the pediatric population with preschool and school-aged chil-dren. Christine has experience working with various populations includ-ing those with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, as well as cleft lip and palate.

Christine is currently enrolled in a program to achieve her Individual Authorizer status so she can provide select Augmentative and Alterna-tive Communication supports and devices for clients. She also provides accent modification therapy to improve intelligibity for corporate clients. Christine believes in providing holistic and family-centred care to give clients the best possible support and outcomes.

Christine provides teletherapy speech and language services throughout Ontario.

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

Diane holds a Masters in Health Science in Speech-Language Pa-thology 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 recep-tive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, cognitive commu-nication, voice, and/or motor speech disorders. She also has experi-ence 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 cli-ents’ ongoing success.

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

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 King-ston Ontario. Her range of experience includes assessment and treat-ment of children, adolescents and adults in schools, rehabilitation hospi-tals, university-based clinics and homes. She has worked with pediatric and adult clients in the areas of articulation, phonology, fluency, recep-tive 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 in-terest 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 pro-fessionals 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.

Karina Kung M.Cl.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Karina is an enthusiastic and passionate Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario and her Honours Bachelor of Arts (Psycholinguistics) degree from the University of Toronto. Karina loves to prepare fun and effective therapy materials for her clients and is committed to helping her clients reach their goals. She is a compassionate clinician dedicated to providing evidence-based care and family-centred therapy, catered to each client’s individual needs. She is flexible and strives to provide the best care for her clients.

Karina has experience providing in home, in clinic and virtual speech therapy for children and adults. Through her time as a speech therapist she has assessed and treated in the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, literacy, voice, fluency and social communication. She is formally trained in the Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk® Program for early language learners and The Meaningful Speech Echolalia Education course to help provide specialized therapy for gestalt language learners.

Karina provides speech and language therapy services in Scarborough and virtually across Ontario.

Keena Eloise, M.HSc., M.Mus., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Keena has a Master of Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Toronto. She has experience working with children and youth in the areas of articulation, literacy, and social communication as well as verbal and non-verbal children and youth on the spectrum. She also has experience with adults in the area of fluency.

Keena holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She is very passionate about working with children and youth and has 8 years of teaching piano and voice in single and group settings. She is currently completing a Masterclass for Voice Professionals Program to aid clients of all ages in the SLP area of voice disorders.

Keena is fluent in English and French.

Keena provides hybrid Speech therapy services in North York, Scarborough, and Markham region.

Mira El-Irani, M.Cl.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Mira is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Clinical Science from Western University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from McGill University. Mira is registered to practice with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in Ontario (CASLPO).

She is very passionate about working with children. She has experience working in community settings, daycares, and school settings. Her experience with assessment and intervention for preschool and school-age children involves receptive and expressive language, social communication, articulation/ phonology, motor speech, and literacy skills.

Mira is fluent in English and Arabic, and provides Speech therapy services in the Toronto region.

Rebecca MacCormack, B.A. (Hon), M.Sc.(A), Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Rebecca is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Science (Applied) in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with a Minor in Psychology and a Minor in American Sign Language from Carleton University. Rebecca is registered to practice with the College of Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Rebecca has clinical experience in community organizations, private clinics, daycares, and school settings. Her experience with assessment and intervention for preschool and school-age children involves pre-literacy, reading disorders, receptive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, motor speech, and social communication. Rebecca also has experience with the pediatric and adult population with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and has provided assessment and treatment services for acquired impairments such as cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, aphasia, and dysarthria.

Rebecca provides speech and language assessment and treatment in both English and French throughout the Ottawa area.

Renae Wolfesberger, B.Mus. M.ClSc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Renae has a Bachelors of Musical Performance in classical voice with a minor in linguistics from the University of Toronto. She will be completing her M.Cl.Sc in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University in June 2022. She has been working with children for over 6 years in both musical and non-musical settings, and is passionate about helping children and adults find their most effective way to communicate.

Renae is fluent in English and provides speech and language assessment and treatment in the Durham Region.

Samra Hussain, B.A., M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Samra earned her Bachelor’s Degree in behavioural sciences from Fatima Jinnah University, Pakistan, and earned her Master’s of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Riphah Institute of Health and Medical Sciences. She has over 6 years of experience and expertise in assessing, evaluating and treating children with a variety of speech and language disorders within the school systems, hospital and clinical set-ups. She has worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, fluency disorders, Down Syndrome, articulation disorders, and early language delays. Samra is multilingual and can cater to a large variety of clients in English, Urdu, and Hindi. Samra is certified in many essential programs related to speech and language therapy, in-cluding the Hanen It Takes Two To Talk program, Learning Language and Loving it, PROMPT, the LIDCOMBE program, and Makaton, a lan-guage program using signs and symbols for communication. Samra is dedicated to her profession and cares deeply about her clients. She is professional, patient, and client-focused.p>

Samra provides speech-language pathology services in Brampton, Milton, Caledon and Mississauga. Samra also provides speech therapy by virtual care throughout Ontario.

Sharon Chaudhry, B.Sc., M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sharon graduated with a BS from Utah State University and MS from Longwood University in Virginia. She is Certified and registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologist of Ontario (CASLPO) and the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologist (OSLA). In the United States she has acquired the Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech Language Pathologists (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Sharon has vast experience working with children with varying disabilities as a speech assistant since 2005 and as a speech language therapist since 2012. Her diverse experience in the school system includes working with children from Preschool to 21 with Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impaired, Multiple Disabilities, Early Childhood Special Education, Head Start (preschool children at risk program).

Sharon’s pediatric assessment and treatment experiences include articulation, language, social language, stuttering, AAC (communication devices and boards), phonological and phonemic awareness to support reading skills, accent reduction (proper pronunciation of vowels).

Sharon has diverse experience in the therapeutic rehabilitation sector working with patients from 18 years to geriatric with eating and swallowing disorders, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, and neurological disorders. The adult assessment and treatment experiences include managing dysphasia diet and strategies, oral motor, cognition, (memory, organization, etc), language, stuttering, and AAC.

Sharon has worked with people of different backgrounds, religions, cultures and histories which is an important part of meeting the individual needs of each client. She believes great relationships with clients and families are vital to the success and continued progress in therapy.

Sharon provides teletherapy services throughout Ontario.

Sowmya Kadaveru, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Sowmya has Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology from Sweekar college, Hyderabad, India. She has Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India. She came to USA in January, 2016 after marriage. Then worked as SLP in school setting in different school sites with all different age ranging from 3 years to 21 years. Sowmya also worked in home health setting with children age range from 1 year to 5 years. She has 5 years of experience working with children with varied disabilities. She moved to London, Ontario mid 2021. She is registered SLP with CASLPO.

She is very organized, enthusiastic and compassionate speech therapist. She is also passionate yoga and meditation teacher and voluntarily teaches with Art of Living organization. She loves contributing to society by these activities as well. She speaks fluent English and Telugu.

Sowmya provides Speech therapy services in the London area.

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 will received 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 lan-guage 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 rele-vant 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 dysphagia as-sessment and treatment.

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

Trina Haynes, M.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Trina has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a specialization in Psychology and Speech Sciences. After completing this undergraduate degree, she obtained a Master's of Science from the Faculty of Medicine in Speech Sciences, at the University of British Columbia.

Trina has years of experience working in Public Health and School settings with very young children as well as school age children, providing services in collaboration with public health nurses, teachers, educational assistants and families. Trina has worked with children in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Articulation, Early Language Development, Language Delay, Phonological Awareness, Motor Speech Disorders and Fluency.

Trina is passionate and enthusiastic about her job and truly enjoys helping to facilitate the communication needs of her clients.

Trina provides speech and language therapy services virtually.

Umna Islam, B.Sc, M.H.Sc, Speech-Language Pathologist (C), Reg. CASLPO

Umna is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from University of Toronto with a Master of Health Science. Umna also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from McMaster University. She has over 2 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children of all ages in childcare centers as well as 1:1 virtual and group therapy.

Umna is certified in Hanen's It Takes Two to Talk program and trained in Supported Conversation for Adults. Umna is also currently undergoing training in Gestalt Language Processors using the Natural Language Acquisition Framework. She is very passionate about working with children of all ages and abilities and their families to provide parent coaching. Umna has experience working with children with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Literacy, and Motor Speech Disorders. Umna is keen on making a fun and meaningful learning experience by providing individualized therapy to each client's strengths and goals.

Umna is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.

Umna provides speech and language therapy services in the Peel and Halton Region.

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

Raisa has a dual masters degree in Audiology and Speech Lan-guage 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 de-lays, cognitive communication disorders, voice disorders, fluency dis-orders 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.

Adrienne Barros, B.Sc, CDA, Member of CDAAC,

Adrienne has an Honours Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Waterloo. She also recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate as a Communicative Disorders Assistant with Honours at Durham College. She has 2 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children and youth on the spectrum in-home, in-clinic and virtually. She has worked in a daycare and provided creative activities to facilitate physical, emotional and social growth for children with a spectrum of learning needs. She has also worked in pediatric dental offices and the Hospital of Sick Children to promote a welcoming and supportive environment.

Adrienne holds certificates in CPR/AED Level C, First Aid, WHMIS, OHSA and TEFL. She is very passionate about working with children and using the principles of play-based learning and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) to improve life outcomes. She is currently working towards pursuing her graduate studies to become a SLP (Speech-Language Pathologist).

Adrienne is fluent in English, with a Chinese-Portuguese background.

Adrienne provides Speech therapy services in the Richmond Hill region.

Andrew Otis, B.A, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Andrew has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics from Carleton University. He also recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Communicative Disorders Assistant at Lambton College. He has experience working with school-age children as well as verbal and non-children on the spectrum.

He was on his way to becoming RBT certified until deciding to join the CDA program. Working in speech therapy has always been a passion of his. He is excited to use the skills he learned in the CDA program as well as in the RBT training to help children with a variety of needs and abilities.

Andrew provides Speech therapy services in the St. Catharines region.

Banita Birdi, B.A, TESL Ontario, MSc., SLP-A

Banita has a Bachelors of Arts in Speech and Language Sciences, from Brock University. She has completed her TESL Ontario in 2018, and has completed Post-Baccalaureate courses in Inclusive education. She also recently completed a Master of Science in Speech- Language Pathology at the University of Essex. Banita has been working as an EA with the Peel Board to support children with ASD, learning disabilities, and ADHD. She has 3 years of experience working with children, youth and adults on the spectrum; in schools, clincs, as well as 1:1 sessions.

Banita has experience working with the adult populations in acute hospitals, where she assessed for dysarthria, dysphagia, apraxia of speech and aphasia. And provided treatment for stroke patients, Parkinson’s Disease, TBI and head and neck cancer patients.

Banita holds certificates in First Aid and CPR Level C Certified, Basic Life Support CPR/ Recusation/ Choking, Safeguarding Children, Equality and Diversity and Human Rights,Disability Awareness and Conflict Resolution.

She is very passionate about working with children and creating a comfortable environment for her clients to engage in sessions and reach their full potential.

Banita has done research on Bilingualism and Autism and is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Banita provides Speech therapy services in the Mississauga and Brampton region.

Darreatte Pinder, B.Sc, B.A, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Darreatte has a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Acadia University and a Bachelors of Arts in Child and Youth Study from Mount Saint Vincent University, both located in Nova Scotia. She also recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate as a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) at Georgian College. She has 3 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children, youth and adults on the spectrum; in centers, group homes, as well as 1:1 sessions.

Darreatte holds certificates in, CPI, SMG Crisis Intervention, CPR (Level C) and First Aid Basic Life Support (BLS). She is very passionate about working with children and using the principles of speech therapy to improve life outcomes. Darreatte hopes to pursue her graduate studies to become a speech-language pathologist in the near future.

Darreatte is fluent in English and provides Speech therapy services in the Etobicoke region.

Emily Adler, B.Sc, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Emily Adler has an Honours Bachelors of Cognitive Science and Linguistics from McMaster University with much experience in the realm of the anatomy of speech and hearing.

She recently completed a Post-Graduate certificate to be a Communicative Disorders Assistant to provide therapy under Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Ontario.

She has completed 6 years of experience working with individuals of all ages and abilities, including late talkers, those on the autism spectrum, individuals with social communication disorders, dyslexia, dysgraphia, developmental coordination disorder, Tourettes syndrome, stuttering and cluttering, and overall difficulties with speech and reading. Additionally, she has special experience working with adults who have suffered strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and/or suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia, and ALS/Parkinson’s disease. She specializes in 1:1 sessions.

She holds certificates in Standard First Aid & CPR-BLS/AED and is fully vaccinated.

She is a kind, compassionate, gentle-natured clinician with a passion for helping individuals communicate with confidence, whichever method that may be. She is committed and excited to help others by becoming a member of the Speech Associates team.

Emily provides Speech therapy services in the Hamilton and Burlington areas.

Emily Ebbers, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Emily has an Advanced Diploma with Honours in Behavioural Science Technology focusing on Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Lawrence College. She also recently completed a Post- Graduate Diploma in Communicative Disorders Assistant at St. Lawrence College. She has 4 years experience working with verbal and non-verbal children and youth living with autism; in schools, everyday living, centers as well as 1:1 sessions.

Emily holds a certificate in Mental health First Aid, CPR (Level C) and First Aid. She is very passionate about working with children to aid in speech and language while including principles of ABA. In the future, Emily hopes to one day further her education with a master’s degree and become a Speech and Language Pathologist.

Emily is fluent in English and provides Speech therapy services in the Durham and east region.

Eryn Boyle, ECE, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Eryn holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Communicative Disorders Assistant certificate from St. Lawrence College in Kingston. Eryn has observed and been a participant in applying and facilitating various types of speech therapy for paediatric populations including articulation, early and late language, social communication, and some low tech AAC. She has been exposed to language and development in various paediatric settings, and understands the importance of communication while meeting the needs of clients and families to better their quality of life.

Eryn feels comfortable working with clients who have been diagnosed with ASD, D.S, and C.P, based on the experiences she gained from her clinical placement. Eryn is passionate about working alongside families, educators, and other clinical professionals to support the progressing speech and language needs of the client.

Eryn provides speech and language therapy services to the Stittsville Area.

Ghazal Saeidi, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Ghazal obtained her post graduate certificate in Communicative Disorders Assistant from Lambton College, along with Child and Youth Worker from Fanshawe. She has several years of experience working with pre-school and school aged children with intellectual disabilities.

She also has experience working with adults with Brain injury and stroke survivors, providing direct intervention in community or in clinic settings. She has previously worked with ASD, articulation disorders and swallowing disorders and literacy. Ghazal is experienced in working with diverse cultures and backgrounds in providing interventions that best suit her clients.

Ghazal focuses on building a safe, positive and encouraging space for her clients. She is compassionate, vibrant and enthusiastic about her work and is always finding ways to optimize her time with clients to obtain the most fun and productivity in each session.

Ghazal is fluent in English, Farsi and she provides speech therapy services in london.

Gloria Song, B.A. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Gloria has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies from York University, with a certification of Bilingualism in French and English. She also recently completed a Post-Graduate Certificate as a Communicative Disorders Assistant at St. Lawrence College. She has worked as an English as a Second Language teacher for many years and is very interested in working children with language delay as well as children with literacy needs.

Gloria holds certificates in CPR (Level C) and First Aid as well as PECS Level 1 for non-verbal children.

Gloria is fluent in English and Mandarin, and is proficient in Japanese and French.

Gloria provides Speech therapy services in the North York region.

Jaclyn Jamboro, B.Sc. Hons., CDA Member of CDAAC

Jaclyn is a recent graduate from the Communicative Disorders Assistant program at Georgian College where her academic efforts have resulted in a place on the Dean’s List. Previous to this, Jaclyn graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science. She majored in Psychology and Linguistics.

She has experience working with school-aged children both in person and virtually. Jaclyn has worked extensively on targets pertaining to expressive and receptive language as well as articulation.

Jaclyn also has experience working with the adult population as she previously volunteered with Toronto Rehab, E.W Bickle Centre. Here she assisted the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) clinic, providing support for adults with aphasia who require AAC high-tech and/or low-tech devices to communicate.

Jaclyn provides speech threapy services in North York.

Jantzen Wee, B.A. Hons, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Jantzen has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psycholinguistics from University of Toronto. He has also completed the Communicative Disorders Assistant program with Durham College. He has worked in a variety of settings in both one on one and group settings including: home, daycare, centres and in the hospital.

His six years of clinical experience includes working with children with or without complex developmental disabilities (autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome) in a variety of goals : articulation, early and late language, social communication goals, behavior support and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) devices. He has also collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to consistently provide the best client centred service.

He is fluent in English and Hokkien and provides speech therapy services in the North York and Scarborough Regions.

Yulia Mintz, B.A., Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Yulia is a graduate from Georgian College Communicative Disor-ders post graduate program. She also graduated from York University with Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In addition, Yulia possesses a Rehabilitation Services Certificate from Seneca College. Yulia also has 10 years of experience working with children with autism conducting ABA/IBI therapy both in centres and in-home therapy.

While working as a behavioural therapist, Yulia provided therapy us-ing low tech augumentative devices such as Picture Exchange Com-munication System (PECS) and High Tech augmentative devices such as Proloquo2Go. As part of her student placement during completing the CDA program, Yulia ran Aphasia Groups through March of Dimes working with patients/clients with Apraxia, dysarthria and Parkinson’s disease. Yulia created a Life History book and communicated with cli-ents using various communication strategies.

Yulia is an empathetic, compassionate, and enthusiastic therapist who is passionate about the client’s success and achieving their goals. Yulia speaks multiple languages is and committed to helping clients us-ing multiple methods.

Yulia can provide speech therapy in Russian. Yulia provides speech therapy in Markham and RIchmond Hill.

Julia Wood, B.A. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Julia Wood is a graduate from Trent University holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Studies. Knowing that she wanted to pursue a career working with children, she furthered her education at Durham College by obtaining a post-graduate certificate from the Communicative Disorders Assistant program.

Throughout her time at Durham College, Julia worked as a student language facilitator with a pre-school aged client providing early language intervention strategies to facilitate continued language development. In addition, she completed a placement at All About Communication Inc., where she worked with pre-school and school aged clients both virtually and in person. During her placement, she had the opportunity to work with clients in areas such as articulation, phonological awareness, expressive and receptive language, literacy, and fluency. Julia continues to attend workshops/webinars to update her skills and knowledge to better serve the population she works with.

Julia is committed to creating and implementing therapy sessions that are not only fun, but also practical and effective.

Julia provides Speech therapy services in the Durham region including Courtice, Oshawa, and Whitby.

Kaelan Horn, B.A, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Kaelan has an Honours Bachelors of Arts degree in Linguistics, Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University. She also recently completed her Communication Disorders Assistant Post-Graduate Certificate at St. Lawrence College. During this time, she completed her placement experience with Speech Associates working with both verbal and non-verbal children, as well as youth on the spectrum; in 1:1 sessions.

Kaelan holds certificates in Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support. She has always been very passionate about working with children and has worked with them in multiple settings such as; tutoring, camp and martial arts instruction. Utilizing the knowledge acquired from these experiences, Kaelan works to create a safe, welcoming, fun and supportive environment for children to grow in their abilities. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior) at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Kaelan is fluent in English and provides Speech therapy services in the Kitchener/Waterloo region.

Karen Dykes, B.A., Hons, 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 interact-ing 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 imple-menting customized treatment plans for each client.

Karen provides speech therapy in St.Catharines, Hamilton, includ-ing Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek and Mount Hope.

Katlyn Tafilica, BHSc. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Katlyn is a graduate of the Durham College Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) Post Graduate program. Previous to this, she earned a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) majoring in Kinesiology. Her practical experience as a CDA has focused on working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

In addition, she has experience working in speech articulation and expressive and receptive language for both children and adults. Katlyn gained this experience through a variety of settings including school boards, community centres, therapy centres, and Durham College.

Katlyn is an enthusiastic, efficient, and motivated clinician who develops therapy guided by evidence-based research.

Katlyn provides Speech therapy services in Pickering.

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

Krystina is a graduate of the Georgian College Communicative Dis-orders 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 un-derstanding of child development.

Additionally, Krystina attended Dalhousie University to diversify her degree, enrolling in Neuroscience, Physiology, Anatomy and Lan-guage/Linguisticscourses. She has also obtained level I Picture Ex-change Communication System(PECS) training.

Krystina has years of experience working with a variety of individu-als with a wide range of physical, cognitive and communicative abilities. She has experience providing literacy 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 disa-bilities, such as CHARGE syndrome.

Krystina provides speech therapy in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cam-bridge.

LS, B.A. Hons., CDA

LS is a graduate of Lambton College Communicative Disorders Assistant program with Honours. She completed her Bachelors of Arts degree with Honours from the University of Waterloo specializing in Digital and Intercultural Communication.. She has over 10 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children, youth and adults on the spectrum; in classrooms, groups as well as 1:1 sessions. She has experience working with clientele from pre-school to adults. She has experience in articulation, ASD, expressive and receptive language, social communication, low and high tech communication devices, and more. LS is experienced in working with clientele of diverse cultures and backgrounds creating programs geared towards and incorporating details specific to the clientele.

LS is fluent in English, and provides speech therapy services in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo regions.

Lavanya Balachandran, BSc., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Lavanya Balachandran is a graduate from Durham College’s Com-municative Disorders Assistant post graduate program. Prior to this, Lavanya completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology and Health Studies. Lavanya has several years of experience working with ASD children and adults focusing on communication and behavioral therapy. She also has experience working with clients with reading, articulation articulation, phonology, fluency, and also experi-ence providing therapy using PECS, high tech AAC devices (Touch Chat, Proloquo, LAMP),low tech AAC devices and communication books. Her clinical practicum as a CDA student gave her experience with using high tech AAC devices as well as PECS at Surrey Place in the Augmentative Communication and Writing Program. Lavanya's goal is to support individuals to communicate in any form and to use her skills to the best of her abilities.

Lavanya provides speech therapy in Scarborough and Markham.

Linda Thai, B.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Linda has been a Communicative Disorders Assistant for over 13 years, and has received a B.A. in Linguistics at Brock University and graduated from the CDA program at Georgian College, graduating with honours. For over 13 years, she has experience working with preschool children and over eight years of experience working privately with Speech-Language Pathologists. Linda was a Teacher’s assistant at one point and has taken additional courses in psychology, earning scholar-ships along the way. She is in the process of completing a Master of Arts degree in Counselling.

Linda specializes in parent training programs, articulation/speech production individuals and group therapy, individual and group language therapy, and utilize low tech AAC visuals to support children within the therapy sessions. Linda is a tutor for school-aged children who have learning disabilities and have worked with children with Autism Spec-trum Disorders. Linda speaks two languages, English and can under-stand fluently and speak some Vietnamese.

Linda provides speech therapy services in Toronto and North York.

Lisa-Laurel Lazoren, Hons. B.A, CDA

Lisa has an Honours Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics and French from Brock University. She has 1 year of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children in 1:1 sessions both in schools and clients`homes.

Lisa holds certificates in Mental Health First Aid, and CPR (Level C) and First Aid. She is very passionate about working with children and using the principles of Speech Language Therapy to improve life outcomes. She is currently completing her last semester of a Post-Graduate Certificate in Communicative Disorders Assistant at Durham College.

Lisa is fluent in English and French, and provides speech therapy services in the Durham Region.

Maria Vanesa Ramai, M.Sc., SLP-A

Maria Ramai has an Honours Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology, with a focus on Aphasia. She also recently completed a Post-Graduate in Brain Disorders Management at Mohawk College. She has 6 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children, youth and adults on the spectrum; in centers as well as 1:1 sessions.

Maria holds a certificate in Biligual Disorders Treatment, Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy: Clinical use of essential oils. She is very passionate about working with children and using the principles of ABA to improve life outcomes. She is currently working towards becoming a registered SLP and hopes to achieve her goal within a year.

Maria is fluent in English, Greek and Albanian. She provides Speech therapy services in the Mississauga, Milton, Oakville and Burlington.

Marina Tchistaia, M.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Marina is a graduate from Durham College Communicative Disorders post graduate program and holds a Master’s Degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from York University. She has particular professional experience and interest in speech and language interventions in bilinguals, addressing a unique set of issues presented by children and adults who speak or learn more than one language. Marina is a TESL Ontario certified language instructor and has been working with ESL and ELL clients who also had developmental or acquires communication disorders. She is experienced in providing therapy sessions to both pre-school and school age children, working on a wide range of goals pertaining language delay, motor speech disorders and literacy challenges. Additionally, she works with the adolescent and adult population such as stroke and traumatic brain injury survivors as well as clients with cognitive developmental disorders.

Marina is enthusiastic and passionate about client success. She continually keeps up to date with the best evidence based practices and interventions and creatively applies them in the treatment sessions with her clients.

Marina speaks multiple languages and provides speech therapy services in North York, Thornhill, Richmond Hill and Scarborough.

Mary Barlow, B.Sc. Hons., CDA, Director of CDAAC

Mary is a graduate of the Durham College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Graduate program, achieving the Dean’s list each term. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto with a double major in Linguistics and Psychology.

Mary’s CDA clinical placement at Grandview Children’s Centre in Oshawa as well as the Ajax and Port Perry offices provided experience working with children both virtually and in-person. Mary worked with a variety of pre-school aged children with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and communicative abilities including apraxia, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), phonological disorders, dysfluency disorders and various areas of language and articulation delays.

Mary worked with various high and low tech AAC devices including Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), core boards, communication books, Proloquo2Go, TouchChat, GoTalk Now, and LAMP Words For Life.

Mary also worked with school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) providing in-home support. As a behaviour therapy assistant, she implemented principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) to improve communication, social and behavioural skills. She also completed Joint Attention, Symbolic Play, and Engagement Regulation for Children with Autism (JASPER).

Mary is a compassionate and enthusiastic clinician that develops individualized therapy sessions catering to client needs and goals.

Mary provides speech therapy services in the Durham Region including Ajax, Brooklin and Whitby.

Mary Sue, B.A., CDA

Mary has a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended Durham College and obtained a post-graduate certificate in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program.

Mary is a compassionate and dedicated CDA, who is passionate in helping children meet their communication needs. She has gained clinical experience as a CDA, providing speech and language services to children in private therapy clinics in collaborations with SLPs and OTs. Mary has worked previously with infants to school age children in the areas of Infant Feeding, Myofunctional Therapy, Tongue Ties, Motor Speech, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Articulation, Phonological Awareness, and Language Delay.

Mary focuses on building strong meaningful relationships with clients and their families. Mary creates individualized play-based therapy plans that are tailored to the client’s interests and motives, making her an ideal member of your child’s care team!

Mary is fluent in English and Vietnamese and provides speech therapy services in Mississauga.

Nicole Binczyk B.A. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Nicole Binczyk is a graduate from Durham College Communicative Disorders post graduate certificate program. Prior to this, she complet-ed a Honours B.A in Linguistics at York University. Nicole has experi-ence working with pre-school aged children and adults with various communication needs. Nicole has worked with stroke survivors, chil-dren diagnosed with ASD, articulation disorders, apraxia, dysfluency disorders, phonological disorders as well as various areas in language delay. In previous work and placement experience Nicole worked with PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Sytem), and various low-tech and high-tech AAC (Augumentative Alternative Communication) devic-es.

Nicole is a passionate, fun, creative therapist who likes to gear speech therapy towards the clients interests and hobbies while ensuring client success.

Nicole fluently speaks Polish and can provide speech therapy in Polish in Etobicoke, Mississauga and Brampton.

Olga Mykulanynets, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Olga has graduated from Durham College Communicative Disorders post graduate program and is registered member of CDAAC. She has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Linguistics and a diploma in Social Service Work from Seneca College.

Olga’s practical experience as a CDA has focused on working with children with autism spectrum disorder. She completed her placement at Durham College Speech Clinic and Shining Stars Support Services for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders where she worked with toddler, pre-school, and school aged clients both virtually and in person. During her placement, she had the opportunity to work with clients in areas such as early language skills, articulation, expressive and receptive language, AAC, social skills and emotional self-regulation.

Additionally, Olga has years of work experience in an Early Childhood Education where she mastered planning and implementing group and individual play-based activities tailored to the client’s interests, abilities, and needs.

Olga is kind, empathetic, and creative person, passionate about working with children, advocating for their rights, inclusiveness, and equality. Olga speaks multiple languages (Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish) and is committed to use her knowledge and skills to help her clients to be successful in achieving their goals.

Olga provides speech therapy in Oakville (Halton 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.

Renee Kopanas, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Renee obtained her post graduate certificate in communicative disorders assistant from Durham College with honors along with a developmental service worker diploma with honors. Renee has experience working with both preschool and school age children with various intellectual disabilities virtually and in schools. Throughout her CDA placement, she had the opportunity to work with clients and provide therapy in the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonological disorders, and literacy for a private practice clinic. Additionally, she had the opportunity to participate in parent training workshops by developing home programming strategies/tips for families to work towards their children's various speech and language goals in a natural and fun way.

Renee is a compassionate and caring CDA who is dedicated to helping clients reach their full potential and she does this by building a strong rapport with clients and their families as well as incorporating their interests and motives within therapy activities to make it more fun and meaningful.

Renee provides speech therapy services in the Durham region including Ajax, Pickering, and Whitby.

Shereen Elsayed, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Shereen holds a bachelor’s degree in Phonetics and Linguistics science from Alexandria University. She has more than 20 years of experience working in pediatric settings, including hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

Shereen recently completed a graduate certificate in a Communicative Disorders assistant program at Lambton College. Her areas of interest and special training include working with autism. She has extensive AAC systems experience and proficiency in Speech Generating Devices and low-tech and high-tech communication systems. She has completed several advanced continuing education courses in order to enhance her skills.

She is very passionate about working with children and their families, using the principles of HANEN Programs for supporting parents of children on the autism spectrum to facilitate their child’s social and communication skills so they can achieve the best possible language outcomes.

Shereen enjoys collaborating with families and other professionals to treat children using a team-based approach.

Shereen is fluent in English and Arabic, and provides Speech Therapy Services in Mississauga.

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.

Stephanie Magliocco, B.A.Sc., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Stephanie Magliocco is a graduate from Georgian College’s Communicative Disorders Assistant post graduate program. Prior to this, Stephanie completed a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Child, Youth and Family, at The University of Guelph. She has been working in the speech and language field for 8 years. Stephanie has gained clinical experience as a CDA, providing speech and language services to children in a school setting and at children’s treatment centres. She has experience in targeting goals related to motor speech therapy, early communication (using Hanen program strategies), social communication, picture communication, articulation and fluency.

Stephanie believes that making a world of possibilities for children with communication needs is very gratifying. Throughout her clinical experience, Stephanie practices family collaboration and she believes this is a key indicator in the success and progress of her clients. Stephanie is a results oriented individual, who strives to encourage her clients to succeed by engaging them in fun and interactive activities.

Stephanie provides speech therapy services in the Cambridge and Kitchener area.

Taryn Thomson, B.A., CDA

Taryn has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology, with a focus on developmental and neuropsychology . She will also be completing a Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Graduate Certificate at St. Lawrence College in August, 2022. Her placement experience during her program included working with a neurodiverse caseload of both youth and adults in 1:1 sessions.

Taryn holds certificates in First Aid + Basic Life Support, Standard CPR and Supportive Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA). She is very passionate about working with children, providing speech and language services to improve life outcomes.

Taryn is fluent in English.

Taryn provides speech and language therapy services in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Tiffani Ballantyne, B.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Tiffani obtained her post graduate certificate in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program from Durham College with honors along with an Early Childhood Education diploma with honors. Tiffani has experience working with toddlers, preschool and school age children with various neurological disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Throughout her CDA placement, she had the opportunity to work with clients and provide therapy in the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation and phonological disorders, Apraxia, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and literacy for a private practice clinic. Additionally, she has experience working with various high and low tech AAC devices including Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Core Boards, Go Talk Now, Proloquo2Go and LAMP Words for Life.

Tiffani holds certificates in First Aid and CPR (Level C), Kids Have Stress Too, Preschool and Kindergarten, The Power of Language and TALK With ME (Rollins Centre for Language and Literacy), Digging Deeper (Speech and Stuttering Institute) and Lamp Words For Life Certificate.

Tiffani is an enthusiastic, compassionate and caring CDA who is dedicated to helping clients reach their full potential by incorporating their interests and hobbies along with play-based therapy to make it fun and meaningful. She feels strongly about building a strong rapport with her clients and their families.

Tiffani provides speech therapy services in the Durham Region including Ajax, Pickering and Whitby.