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Tara McPhedran, RSLP

"I believe in using my client's strengths to promote growth"

About Me

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

Additional Training

  • SCERTS Model

  • 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

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