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Kathy's qualifications:


Education and memberships: 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Gerontology, St Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick 

  • Masters of Clinical Science in Speech Language Pathology, Western University, London, Ontario 

  • Registered member of the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

  • Member, Alberta's Association of Private Practice Speech Language Pathologists (ASAPP) 

  • Member, Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) 

  • Member, The Hanen Center 

Certifications and Continuing Education:  

  • It Takes Two To Talk (Hanen)- London, Ontario 

  • More Than Words (Hanen)- Edmonton, Alberta

  • Talkability (Hanen)- Edmonton, Alberta

  • Learning Language and Loving It (Hanen)- Edmonton, Alberta

  • PROMPT Level 1 Motor Speech- Toronto, Ontario 

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Workshop-  Brooke Rea- Oakville, Ontario 

  • PECS Level 1 Training - Burlington, Ontario

  • Experienced service provider at the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society 

  • Experience as an Authorizer for Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices as part of the Alberta Aids of Daily Living (AADL) (2017-2020)

  • Foundations in AAC- An Interprofessional Course- Centralized Equipment Pool. An 8-week course focused on Augmentative and Alternative Communication assessments, access methods, and speech generating devices.

  • Individual Authorizer Workshop- Thames Valley Children's Center- London, Ontario 

  • International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication  (ISAAC Toronto 2016) 5 -day Conference

    • ​Taking the Initiative: Supporting Spontaneous Communication in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Pat Mirenda

    • Debunking the Myths about Using AAC with Children and Adults: Rose Sevcik and MaryAnn Romski

  • Open Access Resource Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba: ​

    • AAC Language Learning & Communication All Day Long: Caroline Musselwhite (2017)

    • Universal Learning Design and iPads for Individuals with Special Needs: Kate O'Hern (2016) 

  • Presenter at the Circle of Support First Nations Engaging Families in Early Learning Conference held by The Learning Partnership  (2017) 

  • Moe The Mouse- Speech and Language Development Program, Kenora, Ontario

  • Superflex and Friends Take on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the Common Core Standards: Michelle Garcia Winner- Social Thinking Program- Dryden, Ontario

  • Webinar: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Strength Based Approach 

  • Hanen webinars: 

    • Tuning In: Practical Strategies to Promote Theory of Mind for Verbal Children on Autism Spectrum

    • Coaching Parents in How to Play

    • Starting Early: Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on Autism Spectrum

  • International Association of Laryngectomies Annual Conference, 2014- Buffalo, New York 

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