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Lonneke de Groot 

Registered Speech Language Pathologist 

"I believe in a neurodiversity affirming, play-based, and strengths-based approach."


Hi, I’m Lonneke! I was born in the Netherlands but have called Sherwood Park/Edmonton home since 2001. I am fluent in Dutch. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree from the University of Alberta. I began my career working with preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary aged children. I have experience with complex communication needs, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, phonological delays, articulation delays, language delays and disorders, and a variety of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools. 


I believe in a neurodiversity affirming, play-based, and strengths-based approach. I create goals that are specific, functional, and realistic for your child and family. I aim to build capacity in families by including them in goal setting and sessions, so they have a strong understanding of what we are working on and why, and how they can continue to work on goals at home. 


In my spare time I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and friends, and snuggling my cats. 


I am so excited to be a part of the Simon Says team!



  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, 2017

  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Alberta, 2019



  • Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada


  • Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) Using  Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC) Self Study Course

  • Two-day Introduction to PODD with Linda Burkhart 

  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)   

  • Tobii Dynavox: Empowering Communication and Literacy 

  • Current CPR Level C and First Aid certification

  • Mandt trained     

  • I am currently enrolled in the Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism course, and the Meaningful Speech course

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