Yasemin Tulpar, RSLP, MSc Speech Language Pathology 

Growing up in a busy bilingual, bicultural household shaped my perception of language and communication from an early age. Family conversations switched back and forth between English and Turkish and I learned quickly that language is more than just words--that it encompasses tone, volume, gesture, facial expression and much more. 


In school, I became fascinated with studying the development of language and communication. I completed a Master's degree in Linguistics specializing in child language development with a particular focus on bilingual children. I went on to work in the area of Addiction and Mental Health research, helping to evaluate and improve delivery of frontline services across Alberta.

I learned about supporting vulnerable populations and met wonderful people, but I missed working with children. This led me to the field of Speech Language Pathology. During my Master's degree, I worked for Edmonton Public Schools, in long term care facilities around Edmonton, and with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Australia. Upon graduating, I joined Edmonton Catholic Schools multidisciplinary team where I supported children in early learning classrooms around the city. 

 

I have worked with children and families from a variety of backgrounds with diverse communication needs. I am passionate about helping children grow their communication skills in a fun, safe environment, while offering parents the skills and knowledge to help their children at home.

Yasemin's qualifications: 

Education:

  • BA Linguistics, University of Victoria, 2011

  • MSc Linguistics, University of Alberta, 2014

  • MSc Speech Language Pathology, University of Alberta, 2019

 

Memberships:

  • Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

  • The Hanen Centre

 

Certifications:

  • Hanen's Learning Language and Loving It

  • Hanen's More than Words

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

  • Standard First Aid + CPR Level C

 

Recent workshops:

  • Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp, Pam Marshalla

  • TouchChat/NovaChat, Edmonton Catholic Schools

  • Animal Therapy, Therapeutic Animal Assisted Interactions Leadership Society

  • Preschool Sign Language, Jamie Maschmeyer (Corbett Hall Early Education Program)

  • Pediatric Behaviour Management, Michelle Quail (Curtin University)