Qualifications & Professional Development


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

Certification, It Takes Two to Talk, The Hanen Centre

Certification, SMARTER Intervention (Structured Literacy Intervention), Ascend Learning Centre

Founder, Ontario South Coast SLPs (Online Networking Group)

Listed Provider, OPPEN CAS (Ontario Professional and Parent Education Network for Childhood Apraxia of Speech)

Member, The Informed SLP

Continuing Education:

Evidence-Based Strategies for Successful AAC Implementation, Shannon Werbeckes, Online

A Developmental Approach to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Susan Rvachew, Online

Why Speech Sounds Matter for Literacy, Kelly Farquharson, Online

Differential Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Speech Sound Disorders, Linda D'Onofrio, Online

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Alayna Townsend, Online

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

     Kasper, Online

The Critical Role that SLPs Can Play in Improving Outcomes for Struggling Readers (Education), Ascend Learning

     Centre, Online

The One Easy Thing SLPs Can Do to Transform Literacy Performance (Education), Ascend Learning Centre, Online

Connections Between Speech Sound Disorders and Literacy Skills (Education), Kelly Farquharson, 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

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