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

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

Since 2000, Kim has been passionately working with young children. In 2012, Kim became a Speech-Language Pathologist and works in a variety of settings with children with a variety of needs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, and a Masters in Clinical Science from Western University.

 

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)

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Jessica Mahoney, M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Since 2020, Jessica has been working with preschool and school-aged children. She has worked in a children's treatment centre and in the Ontario preschool speech and language program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, and a Master of Health Science from University of Toronto.

 

She has received additional training in the following areas:

  • Hanen parent training programs: It Takes Two to Talk, Target Word, More Than Words, SPARK, and I'm Ready!

  • Coaching in Early Childhood, Evidence-Based Practice Training (Rush & Shelden)

  • Speech & Stuttering Institute Motor Speech Training

  • Clinical experience in: parent coaching, language delays, speech sound disorders, augmentative & alternative communication (AAC), Autism, and indirect fluency treatment for preschoolers.

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Courtney Barton, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Occupational Therapist

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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Michelle Avery

Speech Language Assistant

Since 1998 Michelle has been working with children with a variety of needs in a variety of settings. She discovered her passion helping children with Speech and language difficulties when she started working as a Speech and Language Assist in 2005. She has worked with both preschool and school age 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