I look at speech therapy as a team effort with the whole family. Families spend much more time together than I can with them. I like to work one on one with the individual requiring services as well as educate those close to them.
I like to incorporate therapy into play for younger clients and into practical every day situations for older ones. I believe that therapy should be a fun experience as well as one that is useful outside the treatment room
I also enjoy running group sessions where clients can learn along side their peers.
I have been interested in being a speech language pathologist since a young age. My sister has a rare genetic condition and autism and spent a lot of time working with speech therapists as we grew up. At the time I decided I wanted to do it as a job as I said "all they do is play games".
I persued my bachelor of science in psychology at Trent University. While there I had the opportunity to work in a speech and language lab researching language development in preschool children. This further advanced my love for the field. Next I went and did a graduate certificate at Brock University in Speech and Language Sciences and finally my masters in Speech Language Pathology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I had placements in a nursing home, a rehabilitation hospital working with people post brain injury and stroke, and Nationwide Children's Hospital in the outpatient area and the inpatient rehabilitation wing.
Upon graduating I worked in early intervention at Lansdowne Childrens Centre in Brantford.
I then decided due to seeing a need in my community to start a private practice in my home in Cambridge, Ontario.
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