Communication is a basic human right. I am passionate about helping children find their voice and learn to communicate to the best of their ability, regardless of their challenges.
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP) / ORTHOPHONISTE
M.Sc.S., Reg. CASLPO
I'm a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with over 20 years experience. I have solid and effective clinical skills and experience with early intervention, preschool and school-age children. My experience includes the assessment and treatment of various communicative functions such as articulation, motor-speech, phonological and phonemic awareness, receptive and expressive oral language, fluency, social communication, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). My clinical practice incorporates parent and teacher education and training along with the creation of home programs.
I'm a passionate advocate of a person's right to self-express. My extensive experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist and my background in psychology and mindfulness equip me to view each child beyond their communication difficulties. As such, I strive on empowering children to identify and apply their strengths towards communicating to the best of their ability, be it through verbal or non-verbal means.
As a proud Franco-Ontarian, I provide speech and language services in French and in English. I'm registered with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). I've worked in children's rehabilitation centers and schools throughout Ontario, Canada. Five years ago, I started a private practice, Mindfully Speaking. Currently, I'm seeing students in schools and clients out of my home-office situated in Toronto, Ontario.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Masters in Health Sciences (Maîtrise en Sciences de la Santé) at Laurentian University. A few years ago, I completed a certificate in Advanced Principles and Practice of Mindfulness Program at McMaster University Continuing Education.
Maîtrise Sciences de la Santé, Orthophonie (Laurentian University, 1999)
Baccalauréat en Arts, Psychologie (Laurentian University, 1997)
Advanced Principles and Practice of Mindfulness Program Certification (McMaster University Continuing Education, April 2021)