I feel very lucky to work as a speech-language pathologist. It is truly a privilege to walk with clients and families and be a part of their lives for a short time as they build or rebuild communication and/or swallowing skills. At Sound Expression, I enjoy working with a variety of client populations differing in age, experience and lifestyle.
I completed my undergraduate degree at The University of Waterloo in Biomedical Science and received my Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University. I also obtained my Bachelor of Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. I started working at Lear Communication in 2014 and stayed on as part of the team when we became Sound Expression in May 2016. Before working at Lear I worked in acute care at Cambridge Memorial Hospital treating patients with swallowing difficulties.
In addition to my work with Sound Expression, I am employed with Care Partners, working with patients and families in their homes who have experienced a stroke. I enjoy the variety of settings I currently work in, including the office, client’s homes, long-term care homes, hospitals and the community.
I am a member in good standing with The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC), The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) and the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). I am Hanen certified for “It Takes Two to Talk”, a family centred approach to language learning for children. I have completed Level 1 and 2, post-graduate courses in Cognitive-Communication Disorders in addition to a variety of other continuing education courses.
In my time outside of work I enjoy being active and outdoors, having coffee with friends, and spending time with my family!