My name is Becky and professionally, I am 50% speech-language pathologist and 50% perfectionist. Personally, I love spending time with my little family (partner and pup), reading, and staying active with whatever my current jam is at the time (right now, it’s working out in the gym).
I am a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Ontario) and Western University (London, Ontario) as of 2015. Since graduating, I worked solely in private practice in both home- and clinic-based services with clients across the lifespan. Private practice lit a fire in my professional soul by allowing me to provide quality, direct service while creating strong relationships with families.
I live in Waterloo but my hometown of Simcoe has always tugged on my heart strings. I was fortunate to have worked alongside many speech-language pathologists and a variety of other professionals for many years in Simcoe, and continue to have a relationship with these people today. I am thrilled to be able to provide private speech-language pathology services to offer service to families eager to begin a path to better communication for their child!
The 'We' in We Communicate emphasizes the importance of all of a child's team members. With a connected team, a child is best supported towards stronger communication skills and overall improved quality of life. Here's to doing that together!
Qualifications and Memberships:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Research Specialist Concentration, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Western University, London, Ontario
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
Member, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Canada
Member, The Hanen Centre
Founder, Ontario South Coast SLPs (Networking Group)
Listed Provider, OPPEN CAS (Ontario Professional and Parent Education Network for Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
It Takes Two to Talk (Certification), The Hanen Centre , Toronto, Ontario
Teach Me to Talk: Steps to Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers (Education), Toronto, Ontario
Music Interventions to Enhance Speech, Language & Communication Skills (Education), Brampton, Ontario
Differential Diagnosis for Young Children with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Education), Online
Treatment Strategies for Young Children with Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Education), Online
Motor Speech Practice: Out and About and Across the Day, Making Practice Fun and Making Practice
Matter (Education), Online
Dynamic and Tactile Cueing: A Treatment Approach for Severe CAS (Education), Online
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: What YOU Need to Know (Education), Online
First Steps for the SLP: The Infant-Toddler Showing At-Risk Signs for ASD (Education), Online
Progressive and Systematic Speech & Language Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum (Education), Tamara
The Critical Role that SLPs Can Play in Improving Outcomes for Struggling Readers (Education), Online
The One Easy Thing SLPs Can Do to Transform Literacy Performance (Education), Online
Connections Between Speech Sound Disorders and Literacy Skills (Education), Online
Successful Intervention and Progress Monitoring for Struggling Readers and Writers (Education), Peel District School
Board, Mississauga, Ontario
Getting the Best of Behaviour: Practical Skills for Clinicians Managing So-called "Difficult" Behaviours (Education),
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (Education), Aphasia Institute, London, Ontario
The Essential Pause Program for Fluency (Education), H.A. Leeper Speech & Hearing Clinic, London, Ontario