Tara McPhedran, RSLP
"I believe in using my client's strengths to promote growth"
I am a speech-language pathologist originally from Calgary, AB. I have a bachelor of arts in Linguistics from the University of Calgary and received my Masters at the University of Alberta. I’ve grown up wanting to work as a speech language pathologist and have a strong passion and interest in supporting individuals with a variety of communication needs.
I began my career at a school specializing in supporting children with complex communication needs and started working in private practice with a variety of clients. I believe in a play-based therapy approach and use my clients strengths and interests in sessions to promote growth and build positive relationships. I focus on including parents/guardians in sessions to help families gain confidence and skills needed to continue to support their child at home.
I am passionate about supporting clients with a wide range of needs from speech sounds, motor speech, language delays/disorders, and/or alternative communication.
I currently work with Simon Says Speech Inc part-time during evenings and Saturdays
Experience and Training
University of Alberta 2018 – August 2020
• MSc – Speech Language Pathology
University of Calgary 2014 – 2018
• Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
o Minor in Speech Language Sciences
Learn, Play, Thrive Approach to Autism
Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD): Introductory 2-day course
Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD):
Specific Focus Workshop on Alternative Access and Alternative Presentation
Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Using Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC)
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid certification