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Brittany Smelquist

Registered Speech Language Pathologist 

"Communication is a human right, and I am passionate about promoting communication access for individuals of all ages and abilities."

About Brittany 

Hi, I'm Brittany! I was born and raised in Edmonton, and I completed both my Bachelor of Science and my Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta. I chose to pursue a career in speech-language pathology, as it combines my interest in human physiology and anatomy with my two favourite activities: talking and eating! As a speech-language pathologist, I have worked in a variety of settings, including homecare, outpatient, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term care, servicing both adult and pediatric clients. Working in these settings has provided me with experience assessing and treating voice, communication, speech, fluency, and swallowing disorders across various populations. 

 

I am a firm believer in individualizing functional therapy goals to best meet a client's communication needs. Not only do I capitalize on my client's strengths and interests to facilitate progress, but I also encourage family participation during sessions to help promote carry-over and generalization of targeted goals. Additionally, I prioritize providing education and sharing knowledge to reveal competence in clients and their communication partners.  

 

Education:

·       BSc, University of Alberta, 2017

·       MSc Speech Language Pathology, University of Alberta, 2020

 

Memberships:

·       Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA)

 

Additional Qualifications:

·       Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA)

·       Registered MBSImP Clinician

·       Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and First Aid certification