Vivian is a Speech-Language Pathologist registered to work in Ontario (member of CASLPO) and in the United States (member of ASHA). She graduated with a Masters of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University with a research focus on bilingual language development and is conversant in Cantonese.
Vivian has over 17+ years of experience with Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services. She is certified to conduct Hanen programs (It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words, Target Word) as well as experienced in PROMPT, PECS, and the Lidcombe Program for Stuttering. She is also a mother of three young children and is excited to provide excellent service with Smile Speech Therapy.
Nina is a speech-language pathologist with a passion for paediatrics and working collaboratively with families. She provides services in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice, motor speech, language, and social communication (including autism spectrum disorders). She has experience with preschool and school-aged children in hospitals, schools, and child development centres.
She is certified with Speech Language and Audiology Canada and registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. She holds Bachelor degrees from the University of Toronto and York University. She also has a Master of Health Science from the University of Toronto.
Her additional training includes Hanen programs (It Takes Two to Talk, More than Words, ABC and Beyond, Talkability and Target Word), PROMPT, SCERTS, the Kaufman Protocol, DIR Floortime and SOS Approach to Feeding. She is also an authorizer for the Assistive Devices Program.
She is able to provide some services in French and Farsi.
Shelagh graduated with her Master’s of Science degree in 1999 from the University of Vermont where she was both a Graduate Teaching Fellow and part of the Vermont Rural Autism Project grant team. Later she earned her Certificate in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies from George Brown College. She is registered with The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She is a certified Hanen Instructor for It Takes Two to Talk, More than Words and TalkAbility and has received training in the Fluency Plus Program and the Preschool Fluency Pathway from the Speech and Stuttering Institute. She is also trained in level 1 PROMPT.
Shelagh brings a breadth of experience to the Smile Speech Therapy team. She has experience with the York Region Preschool Speech Language Program working with children and their families with a wide variety of communication and social communication delays and disorders. For several years, she enjoyed working at St. Michael’s Hospital assessing, treating and educating adult patients with dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria and other cognitive communication disorders. Her passion for client-centered care and working collaboratively with families to best help her clients reach their communication goals has continued in private practice where she dedicates herself to working with clients of all ages in the areas of articulation and accent modification, fluency, language delays and disorders and social communication.
Sheri is a dedicated and caring Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated with a Masters in Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She is a member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).
Sheri has experience working with both preschool and school-aged children on a variety of speech-language pathology goals including articulation/phonology (speech sounds), expressive language, receptive language, and social skills. Sheri looks forward to working with children, and their families, in developing communication skills.
Sheri is bilingual (French and English) and provides services in French.
Christina M. Guglietti
Christina is a compassionate and dedicated Communicative Disorders Assistant who graduated with a double degree in Sociology, B.A. (Hons), and Psychology, B.A., from York University, as well as a Communicative Disorders Assistant Graduate Certificate from Georgian College.
Christina has a diverse range of clinical experience in planning and executing goal specific therapy sessions for children in both individual and group settings targeting speech articulation, phonological speech disorders, phonological awareness skills, early literacy skills, oral language skills, social communication skills, play skills and use of low and high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools. She has received training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Christina believes in a family-centered, individualized approach to intervention that is strength-based. She has worked as an ABA therapist for children diagnosed with ASD and currently works for the York Region School Board.
By working collaboratively with clients and their families, Christina feels that the cultivation of confidence and resiliency in clients is largely attainable leading to a successful intervention experience and outcome. Christina is genuinely passionate about working with children and their families towards reaching their speech and language goals!
Monica A. Lamb
Monica comes to Smile Speech Therapy as an experienced Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA), Elementary school teacher and private Literacy Tutor.
Prior to starting a career as a CDA, Monica was an educator in both mainstream and special education classrooms. It was during her time as a special education teacher when she saw the enormous impact that intervention could have on speech, language and literacy development as well as the resulting confidence boost in children. From this, Monica felt impassioned to merge her interests, experience and talents together and specialize by working with individuals as a CDA in a therapy setting and literacy tutor in a private setting. Monica’s approach to working with children and their families, is to tailor her programming in an engaging, fun, and child-centered way that motivates children to experience success with their individual goals.
As a CDA for over 10 years, Monica has worked with toddlers, preschool and school-aged populations in the areas of articulation, motor speech, receptive and expressive language, social communication skills, tongue thrust therapy, and early literacy with an emphasis on reading skill development and phonological awareness skill development.
Monica thoroughly enjoys working with children of all ages both individually and in small groups as well as working with families in parent-child language and literacy play groups. She is Phoneme Touch and Say© Certified.
Rakhee Maniar is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist with over 15 years of experience. She is registered with both the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Rakhee has excellent clinical skills, mentorship experience and a specific focus in early identification and treatment, neonatal follow up, feeding and multicultural awareness. She has a passion for working with preschool-age children, and has experience with articulation, speech sound disorders, language/developmental delay, and social communication disorder/delay (including autism spectrum disorder).
Rakhee has worked at ErinoakKids, York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) and York Region Preschool Speech Language Program (Child Development Programs, Markham Stouffville Hospital). She is PROMPT, PECS and Hanen certified (Talkability, It Takes Two To Talk, More Than Words and Target Word).
Rakhee completed her undergraduate specialist degree in exceptionality in human learning at the University of Toronto, and has a Masters of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from the State University of New York in Buffalo. She is keen to help and provide support to children and their families with various communication challenges. Rakhee speaks Hindi and Gujarati.
Amanda is a Communicative Disorders Assistant who graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Portuguese and a Communicative Disorders Assistant Certificate from Durham College.
Amanda is bilingual in Portuguese and has taught Portuguese to school aged children. She also has experience working with preschool aged children with various diagnoses, speech and language disorders and social communication difficulties. She has also worked in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Amanda is passionate about working with children and their families!
Dana graduated in 2001 from University of Toronto and worked for the Preschool Speech and Language Programs for 18 years. Training includes the Hanen Programs – It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words, Target Word, Talkability, and Learning Language and Loving It, in addition to PROMPT, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Lidcombe.
Dana is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).
A good day is spending time with children and their families and seeing gains, whether through parent strategies or development in the child. Dana wants children to look back on their time in speech therapy and say, “It wasn’t really work! We played with toys and had fun”, while learning.
Pavithiraa is a dedicated Speech-Language Pathologist, who graduated with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She is a member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She is also a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).
Pavithiraa is passionate about the work that she does at the York Region District School Board, where she has the opportunity to work with children from diverse cultural backgrounds. She has clinical experience working with pre-school and school-aged children with a variety of communication needs. She is also familiar with low and high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools.
Pavithiraa understands that each child is unique, has different needs and requires different approaches to be successful in therapy. She strongly believes in collaborating with her families to provide holistic and effective care. Pavithiraa is able to provide services in English and Tamil.
Julie is a dedicated and caring Speech-Language Pathologist who enjoys working with children of all ages and their families. Her clinical experience includes oral and written language, articulation/speech sound disorders, social communication and fluency. She has also worked with children with developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is trained in using Hanen’s “More Than Words” Program, the Lidcombe Program and PROMPT.
Julie received her Master of Health Sciences degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Ottawa. She is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).
She provides services in English and French.
Donna Unger is a dedicated, caring, and committed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 18 years of experience working with children with a variety of communication difficulties. Donna graduated from McGill University with a Masters in Speech Language Pathology in 1998.
For the majority of her career, Donna worked for Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services. She worked with a variety of communication disorders including receptive and expressive language, social communication, articulation and motor speech. She has training in PROMPT Level 1, Hanen Programs (It Takes Two to Talk, Learning Language and Loving it, More than Words), and Lidcombe Stuttering Program.
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