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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prathamesh provides speech therapy services in Mississauga and Brampton.

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.

Alexa Livingstone, B.S., M. Sc(A) Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Alexa is a registered speech-language pathologist with a Master of Science (Applied) in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Alexa is registered to practice with the College of Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Alexa has clinical experience in various practice settings, including preschools, elementary schools, community centers, hospitals, and private clinics. Alexa has experience providing assessments and therapy to preschool and school-age children in the areas of receptive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, motor speech, literacy, voice, social communication, and stuttering. Alexa has extensive experience working with preschool and school-aged children on the Autism Spectrum. Alexa also has experience with adult neuro communication disorders including aphasia, dysarthria, traumatic brain injury and dysphagia.

Alexa is passionate about providing evidence-based therapy and creating functional, individualized, and relevant goals for clients. Alexa collaborates with family members, teachers, and health care professionals to provide a high level of client-centered care. Alexa continues to develop her clinical skills by participating in training programs and workshops.

Alexa provides interactive speech and language assessment and treatment via teletherapy throughout Ontario and in-person services in the Ottawa area.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Daniella provides speech and language therapy services in Scar-borough.

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.

Eileen Dimaranan, M.Cl.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Eileen obtained her Master of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Western Ontario and is a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). She has two years professional experience as a Communication Disorders Assistant (CDA) and an Intensive Behaviour Instructor (IBI).

She is interested in working with children and adults. Her clinical areas of interest are developmental and acquired language, early literacy, articulation, motor speech, fluency, voice, accent modification, and swallowing disorders. Her approach to therapy is taking the client's motivation to guide planning and intervention. She makes sure to provide individualized care that is based on recent knowledge in the field. She keeps herself up to date through professional development events and webinars.

Eileen provides speech-language services in Toronto and through teletherapy.

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.

Kaitlin Falkauskas, MClSc, Speech-Language Pathologist (C), Reg. CASLPO

Kaitlin is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Clinical Science from Western University. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics and a Master of Science in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University. Kaitlin has provided assessment and treatment for pre-school to school aged children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including schools, daycares, and clients’ homes. Kaitlin provides speech ser-vices to promote growth in the areas of receptive language, expressive language, articulation, phonology, motor speech, fluency, and literacy. Kaitlin is committed to providing individualized, client-centred, evidence-based therapy. Kaitlin has received training in PROMPT (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) and maintains a Clinical Certification with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada.

Kaitlin provides speech therapy in St.Catharines, Niagara Falls and Hamilton. Kaitlin also provides speech therapy virtual care throughout Ontario through a secure videoconferencing platform.

Melissa Minken, B.A., Hons., M.SLP., Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Melissa has an Honours Bachelors of Arts with a specialization in Linguistics from Queen’s University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended Georgian College and obtained a post-graduate certificate in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. Melissa furthered her education completing her Master's of Speech Pathology at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Melissa is a caring, compassionate, and dedicated Speech Language Pathologist who is keen to improve the communication needs of others. She has gained clinical experience as a SLP, providing speech and language services to children in a variety of settings such as private practices, child care centres, and schools in collaboration with BCBAs, Occupational Therapists, ABA’s and Teachers. Melissa has worked previously with pre-school and elementary aged clients in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation, Phonological Awareness, Language Delay, and Motor Speech.

Melissa focuses on building good client rapport and creates therapy plans that are tailored to the client’s interests and motives, making her an ideal member of your child’s care team.

She is fluent in English and provides speech and language thearpy services in Hamilton.

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

Rachel Glass is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with a Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Sci-ences, specialty area: Speech-Language Pathology from the State Uni-versity of New York at Buffalo. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University. In addi-tion to Ontario, Rachel is registered to practice in the United States, where she spent the first year of her career working with the pediatric population in homes, schools, and other community-based settings. Her clinical experience involves assessing and treating clients of all ages with a variety of communicative goals.

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

Rachel provides speech and language therapy services in St.Catharines, Stoney Creek, and Hamilton.

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. CASPO

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.

Wai Han Chan, Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO

Wai Han obtained her Master of Science (Applied) degree in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University in 2010. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta and clinical certification with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). Wai Han has many years of experience working with toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children with vari-ous clinical diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syn-drome, Developmental Language Disorder, Global Developmental De-lay and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

She has assessed and provided treatment in most aspects of communication including speech (articulation/phonological disorders), language, fluency and pragmatics/social communication. She also has experience working with children with literacy delays/difficulties and has conducted both phonological awareness groups and individualized liter-acy instruction. She has worked in both in outpatient clinics as well as schools.

Wai Han is committed to professional development and has attend-ed post-graduate training in the Picture Exchange Communication Sys-tem (PECS), DIR-Floortime, PROMPT, the Lidcombe Program for Stut-tering, SOS Feeding Therapy and the Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing® program. Wai Han is also Hanen Certified in the programs It Takes Two To Talk, More Than Words and TalkAbility and caregiver training is an integral part of her practice.

Wai Han can provide speech and language therapy in English and Mandarin and serves clients in the York 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.

Alex Ortisi, B.A. Hons, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Alex is a graduate from the Lambton College Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) Post-Graduate program. Prior to this, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Sciences, with Honours, at Brock University.

She has previous experience as a CDA working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) as their main source of communication. She has worked client homes, classrooms, and therapy centres in collaboration with S-LPs, O.Ts and Teachers.

Alex is a fun, kind, and driven clinician that develops therapy plans catered to the client’s individual interests and motivators. She is eager to work with and meet new clients and their families.

Alex provides Speech Therapy services in Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville.

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.

Catherine Chui, B.Sc. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Catherine is a graduate from Georgian College’s Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program. She majored in Psychology and Linguistics from her undergraduate degree at the University of To-ronto. Catherine has experience working with preschool and school aged children in clinical, home and school settings. Throughout her work experience, Catherine received training in areas including Hanen pro-grams, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Social Thinking Curriculums, and Applied Be-haviour Analysis.

She has previous experience working as an Instructor Therapist alongside a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. In addition to working with children, she has experience working with traumatic brain injury cli-ents and adults with aphasia.

Catherine provides speech therapy in Mississauga and Oak-ville.

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.

Grachelle Carino, B.A., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Grachelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She also completed an Ontario College Certificate in ASL and Deaf Studies at George Brown College. Grachelle is completing a Post-Graduate Certificate in Communicative Disorders Assistant at Durham College. She has experience working with verbal and non-verbal children and youth on the spectrum; in school settings.

Grachelle is very passionate about working with children and language development.

Grachelle is fluent in English, has intermediate mastery of French and pre-interpreter ASL.

Grachelle provides Speech therapy services in the Scarborough/Durham region.

Aditi Isha Singh, B.Sc. Hons., CDA, Member of CDDAC

Isha obtained her Honours Bachelors of Science from University of Toronto (Double majoring in Linguistics and Psychology). She has also completed her post graduate diploma from the Communicative Disorders Assistant Program (CDA) at Georgian College. She has further completed her Masters in Speech and Language therapy from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Isha has experience working with both children and adults. She has previously worked with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), phonological disorders, fluency disorders, articulation disorders, swallowing disorders and other various areas of speech and language development. She has experience working with both verbal and non-verbal children.

Isha focuses on building a positive and encouraging environment for her clients. She is fun, vibrant, driven and enthusiastic about working with her clients.

Isha provides speech therapy services in Brampton, Mississauga, Milton and Caledon.

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.

Jillian Lavadan B.A Hons, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Jillian is a Communicative Disorders Assistant who completed her post graduate certificate at Georgian College. She completed her un-dergraduate degree in sociology at Nipissing University, where she specialized in qualitative research. She has been working in the speech and language field for 8 years. Jillian has a wide range of experience working with children with articulation and language delays, fluency and stuttering, literacy, ASD and global delays. She has worked with chil-dren who are non verbal and require low-tech or high-tech devices to aide in communication.

Jillian also works extensively with adults in the areas of accent re-duction, voice therapy, cognitive communication, acquired brain injury, augmentative and alternative communication, and ASD. Jillian continu-ously participates in professional development to stay up to date in best practices and new research. She takes the time to individualize treat-ment for her clients to make it both engaging and functional. She works alongside family members, community members and other support networks to support clients as best as possible.

Jillian provides speech therapy in Mississauga and Brampton are-as.

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.

Keena Eloise, M.HSc., M.Mus., SLP-A

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.

Keilie DePodesta, B.A. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Keilie is a Communicative Disorders Assistant with an Honours BA from the University of Western Ontario and CDA graduate certificate (with honours) from Durham College. Prior to working as a CDA, Keilie worked as an English teacher abroad in both South Korea and Spain and has years of experience providing online tutoring.

Keilie gained a wealth of knowledge during her years working for Edmonton Catholic Schools in both 100 Voices (pre-K) programs as well as Programs of Choice (elementary and junior high). Keilie worked closely with a multi-disciplinary team including BCBA, OT, PT, BT, and SLP Therapists. She believes that an integrated approach combining the knowledge of all these specialized areas is key to the success of clients with complex needs and abilities.

Keilie has experience targeting goals in a variety of areas including articulation, phonological awareness, literacy, motor speech disorders, and language delays. An area of special interest for Keilie is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Technology. She believes in using visuals and AAC as an aid to language development and accessibility. A significant part of her role with Edmonton Catholic Schools related to expanding the range and breadth of communicative functions for non-verbal students using augmentative technology. Keilie continues to pursue professional development opportunities in this field to stay abreast with the latest developments and best practices in language facilitation.

Keilie provides speech therapy services in the Durham Region.

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.

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.

Maryam Nadeem, B.A., Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC

Maryam has an Honours Bachelors of Cognitive Science with a specialization in Psychology from Carleton University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she attended St. Lawrence College and obtained a post-graduate certificate in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program.

Maryam is a caring, compassionate, and dedicated CDA, who is keen to improve the communication needs of others. She has gained clinical experience as a CDA, providing speech and language services to children in a school setting in collaboration with SLPs, BCBAs, and Teachers. Maryam has worked previously with pre-school and elementary aged clients in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Articulation, Phonological Awareness, Language Delay, Selective Mutism, and Motor Speech.

Maryam focuses on building good client rapport and creates therapy plans that are tailored to the client’s interests and motives, making her an ideal member of your child’s care team.

Maryam is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi, and provides speech therapy services in Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton.

Nathan Lee, B.A. Hons., CDA, Member of CDAAC,

Nathan has an Honours Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a specialization in Applied Social Research. He also just recently completed his Post-Graduate certificate to become a registered Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) at Durham College. He has clinical experience with Autistic and neurodivergent populations working on the Specialized Developmental and Behavioural Services unit at Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre; namely providing communication and behavioural therapy to verbal and non-verbal children.

Nathan holds certificates in CPR and First Aid and believes in a naturalistic, play-based approach to pediatric intervention. He also firmly believes that communication is a fundamental human right, and that no child should be deprived of this right based on the fallacy that "abnormal" communicators are perceived as "not good" at communication.

Nathan is fluent in English and provides speech/communication therapy services in the East York region.

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.

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.

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

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

Rachel provides speech and language therapy in Markham.

Sophie Heijelsaar, CDA, Member of CDAAC

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

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

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.

Stephanie Tsoi, B.A, CDA, Member of CDAAC

Stephanie has an Honours Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of Waterloo. She also completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Infant and Early Child Mental Health at Seneca College and Communicative Disorders Assistant at Durham College. She has 2 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children, youth and adults with various speech and language concerns; in centers as well as 1:1 sessions.

Stephanie holds certificates in Psychological First Aid, Triple P Group Stepping Stones, Triple P Group Teen, CPR (Level C) and First Aid. She is very passionate about providing evidence-based practice to aid her client reach their speech and language goals, and educating caregivers to facilitate and participating in their speech and language development and rehabilitation. She is currently working towards becoming an Speech and Language Pathologist.

Stephanie is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Stephanie provides Speech therapy services in the Scarborough, Markham and Richmond Hill region.