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Our Team
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Kim Bennett, M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

​Kim is an adoptive and biological mom, speech-language pathologist, and neurodivergent person. She became a Speech-Language Pathologist in 2012 and has worked with a variety of children with a variety of needs. She started Wellington Kids in 2013 after seeing a need for private speech therapy services in the Kemptville area, and has grown the practice since that time. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters in Clinical Science from Western University. Kim loves connecting with kids over their interests, and working speech and language goals into play.

 

She has since received additional training in the following areas:

  • Introduction to PROMPT

  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol

  • Hanen parent training programs (It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More Than Words, TalkAbility)

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Lidcombe Program (for young children who stutter)

  • Individual Authorizer through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP)

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) such as Proloquo2Go

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

  • Gestalt Language Processing

  • Mental Health First Aid

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Kyla Latreille, M.Sc.S., reg CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Kyla has worked with children since 2002. She graduated from the University of Ottawa speech-language pathology program and has worked primarily in the public education system. She is able to offer services in both French and English. Some of the areas where she has extensive training include contextualized language intervention, picture exchange communication program, literacy development, oral narrative intervention and augmentative and alternative communication.

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Michelle Avery

Speech Language Assistant

Michelle has been working with children with a variety of needs in a variety of settings since 1998. She discovered her passion helping children with speech and language difficulties when she started working as a Speech and Language Assistant in 2005. She has worked with both preschool and school-aged children. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in Kingston with Social Science as the major area of study. 

 

She also has also received training in the following areas:

 

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Hanen It Takes Two To Talk

  • Behaviour Management System (BMS)

  • Apraxia of Speech

  • Contextual Language Intervention (CLI)

  • Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Program

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Emma Grady
Communicative Disorders Assistant

Emma has been working as a bilingual Speech Language Assistant with the public school board since 2017. She discovered her passion for speech and language when she began working as a Developmental Services Worker. She graduated in 2017 from St. Lawrence College in Kingston with a certificate in Communicative Disorders Assistant.


She has also received training in the following areas:

 

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Behaviour Management System (BMS)

  • Contextualized Language Intervention (CLI)

  • American Sign Language (ASL)

  • Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Program

  • Play Based Speech Therapy

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Gestalt Language Processing

  • De-escalation Intensive Series: Handling Violence Do's and Don'ts

  • Cycles: A Phonological Intervention

  • Lateral Lisp Remediation

  • Language Rich Preschool

  • Early Intervention Academy for SLPs

  • Developing Carryover for Speech Sound Disorders Within the Natural Environment

  • How Children with Autism Become Less Object-Oriented and More People-Oriented

  • How Children with Autism Learn Social Skills from their Peers

  • How to Create Joint Action Routines for Children with Autism

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Pattie Curran

Communicative Disorder Assistant

 

Pattie has over 21 years of experience with children in Speech Therapy. She graduated from the CDA program with honours at Durham College in 2003 and also has a Developmental Services Worker Diploma. Pattie has a never- stop-learning passion and continues to upgrade and be trained in many different areas.

She has also received training in:

 

  • Autism Navigator 7 Webinar Series

  • Updated Hanen Strategies for Supportive Personnel

  • American Sign Language 1,2, and 3

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Play Based Speech Therapy

  • It All Starts with One Word - A Motor Speech Perspective for Supportive Personnel

  • See and Say Visual Supports for the Classroom

  • Augmentative Communication and Assistive Devices Seminar

  • Building Blocks to Self Regulation Workshop

  • Kids Gotta Move After School Program

  • Tumbling Together program

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Courtney Barton, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Occupational Therapist Lead

Courtney completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Queen’s University. Prior to achieving her master’s degree, she graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics. Courtney is licensed by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

Courtney’s career experiences include school-based and private OT services for children and youth. She is a motivated and passionate OT who strives to enable people of all ages to live to their full potential. Courtney has a high degree of concentration for the development of fine and gross motor skills, self-regulation and sensory processing. It is her belief that each person is unique and their core values and motivation differ from others. Courtney strives to capitalize on an individual’s strengths and empower children to build on their weaknesses.

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Kaitlyn, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Occupational Therapist

Kaitlyn received an Honours Baccalaureate of Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa in 2009 before completing her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013. Kaitlyn has developed a passion for Sensory Processing, Self-Regulation, Anxiety behaviours and ADD/ ADHD. Kaitlyn has continued to seek out emerging approaches to treatment in her field.

Kaitlyn has 10 years experience working with individuals and children in the community setting and has worked with children on the autism spectrum and well as with children with mental health challenges, learning disabilities, ADHD, DCD and developmental delays.

Kaitlyn has a passion for working within the creative arts and is a certified pediatric yoga instructor. She has acquired numerous certification in anxiety management, ABI and neuro rehabilitation.

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Sarah Fabbro, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Occupational Therapist

After earning her Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Sarah pursued her passion by completing her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Queen’s University. She is licensed by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.

 

With a diverse background, Sarah has actively engaged with children in various settings, including after-school programs, day camps, and pediatric private services. Her approach involves understanding each child’s unique strengths and interests and integrating them into therapy sessions to create a fun and engaging journey toward achieving their goals.

 

Sarah’s practices of interest include fostering the development of fine and gross motor skills, self-regulation, and sensory processing in children and teens. Eager to deepen her knowledge, she aspires to continue her education in these areas, driven by a commitment to making a positive impact on young lives.

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Tristan Maisonneuve

Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

Tristan has a passion and determination to assist and motivate persons of all ages to reach their fullest potential. She has been working with children since 2014 in different areas, which has led to her current career. Tristan graduated from Algonquin College in 2022 from the Occupational therapy/Physiotherapy Assistant program. Currently, Tristan is completing her Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology, concentrating in Developmental Psychology, at Carleton University. Tristan’s goal for her future is to become an Occupational Therapist and to continue to build her career with the pediatric population. Tristan strives to ensure all children feel OT is a safe, comfortable and encouraging environment to reach their goals. 

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Abby Lawrence

Administrative Assistant &

Occupational Therapy Student

 

Abby is our administrative assistant; working behind the scenes answering emails, managing the schedule, and ensuring clients have an overall seamless experience with us!  After graduating with Honours from the University of Guelph studying Neuroscience and Psychology, Abby is excited to be pursuing a Master's of Occupational Therapy this fall. She hopes to continue to work in the pediatric population and help children and youth reach their full potential!

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