Registered Speech Language Pathologist
"I am a strong believer of including close communication partners into the therapy session to help promote the carry-over of skills into the child’s everyday life"
Hi there! I am a fellow Newfoundlander and grew up in a small community on the east coast of the province. I have always had a passion for helping others in need which led me to complete a Bachelor of Nursing from Memorial University in 2011. Building on that desire to help others, I began to pursue a career in speech-language pathology.
I completed my masters at the University of Toronto in 2016, packed up all my belongings in a minivan, and made the big move across the country to Alberta. I began my career working alongside a team of occupational therapists, psychologists, and other speech-language pathologists in the school setting. Our team collaborated to provide universal
programming at the classroom level in areas such as social skills and reading comprehension as well as provided support and recommendations to teachers. I also provided individual services to students from kindergarten to grade 12, in both one-on-one sessions and small group settings.
One integral aspect of my practice is formulating speech and language goals for my clients that are both unique to their communication needs and functional within their environment. I am a strong believer of including close communication partners into the therapy session to help promote the carry-over of skills into the child’s everyday life and I have seen firsthand the benefit of doing so.
I am so excited to be a member of such a great team at Simon Says Inc.!
- Bachelor of Nursing, Memorial University, 2011
- Master of Health Sciences, University of Toronto, 2016
Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
More Than Words – The Hanen Centre
Introduction to PROMPT Technique – The Prompt Institute
Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program – Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Visualizing & Verbalizing – Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Using TouchChat on Communication Devices – Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium
Complex Communication Needs Workshop – Northwest Regional Learning Consortium