About The Team

Kathy Simon, Owner of Simon Says Speech Inc. and RSLP, MClSc. Speech Language Pathology 

I was born and raised in rural Newfoundland. For anyone who has travelled there (and even for those who haven’t) it’s arguably the friendliest place on Earth. Additionally, I grew up with two parents who have a nack for conversation. With these two things in mind,  I grew up as a “chatty” Kathy and this is where my love for communication all began. It wasn’t long before I found out that there was a whole profession dedicated to it and I made it my mission to become a Speech Language Pathologist. 

 

After completing my masters program at Western University, I began my career in northern Ontario servicing preschool, school-aged and adult populations in rural and remote communities. I worked with professionals as part of an interdisciplinary team such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, early interventionists and therapeutic assistants with children with complex communication needs.

 

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We often would service remote indigenous communities around various regions of northern Ontario. This experience humbled me, helped enrich my own indigenous roots, and grounded me in a family- centered approach. It really showed me the many barriers that families face daily and it shifted my practice from: what is the best intervention possible to what is the best intervention to suit this family. 

 

I laid roots in Edmonton in order to continue my professional growth. I worked in the education system with preschool aged children accessing Program Unit Funding and as a member of the AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) team. For children who have complex communication needs, the use of a communication device can be so powerful for them. Helping families explore this opportunity to discover their child’s voice is the most rewarding part of being a Speech Language Pathologist and what motivates me to be a strong advocate for my families. 

 

Simon Says Speech Inc. encompasses everything that I am: fun, friendly, and family-centered. Establishing a connection with the families I work with allows me to be the best supporter possible. My mission is to provide quality intervention and be a strong advocate for your family- here in Edmonton and across Alberta!

Find out more about the Kathy's qualifications and training         

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Meet The Team

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Erin White, RSLP

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Alesha Reed, RSLP

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Brittany Smelquist, RSLP 

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Cindy Lewis, RSLP

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Tara McPhedran, RSLP

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Stephanie Trussell, RSLP
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Kristen Noppers, RSLP
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Amanda Van Soest, RSLP

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Erin Rose, Speech Language Assistant 

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Lisa Fainsinger, RSLP

 
Claire Burry, RSLP

Taylor Bergman, 
Finance/Billing 
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Courtney Dennis, RSLP

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Lonneke de Groot, RSLP

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