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Speech-Language Pathologists

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Melanie Roy

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Sc.S (ORT) Reg. CASLPO

Melanie completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2004. Since then, Melanie has provided her SLP services in school settings in the Ottawa area as well as New Brunswick for over 10 years. Her time spent working in that environment has enabled her to develop a proficiency with respect to the impact of language difficulties on school learning. Her previous work experience has allowed her to support children (often from bilingual households) that possess difficulties with language comprehension, expressive language, reading, writing, articulation and stuttering. She also provided services in her own private practice in New Brunswick for nearly four years.

Over the course of her career, Melanie has had the opportunity to offer several workshops for teachers and parents, something she cherishes deeply. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her two children and husband.

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Mélissa Groulx

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Sc.S (ORT) Reg. CASLPO

Mélissa holds a Bachelor in Health Science with a minor in Psychology and has completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2016. She also has her It Takes Two to Talk® Certification for speech-language pathologists from The Hanen Centre and recently completed her ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) certificate from The Geneva Centre.
 
Since becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Mélissa has offered services to toddlers, preschool and school-aged children with speech and language delays, language-based learning difficulties (dyslexia, dysorthographia) and physical and developmental delays such as Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Mélissa discovered her passion for ASD during her internship at Camp été fou, a summer camp that seeks to enhance the development of social interaction and communication skills of children with ASD. Since then, she has been working with many children with autism at the ABC Pediatric Clinic and at a weekly program, Sam-dit Turbos offered by Société franco-ontarienne de l’autisme. Working with kids with autism has really become a passion of hers on this new adventure as a Speech-Language Pathologist!

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Courtenay Hnatyshyn

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Cl.Sc, S-LP, Reg. CASLPO


Courtenay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Linguistics from Carleton University and has completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario in 2022. She also has her It Takes Two to Talk certification from the Hanen Centre.


Prior to completing her Master’s, Courtenay worked as an Instructor Therapist in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), where she found her passion for working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is always seeking to enrich her knowledge in the areas of ASD, including Gestalt Language Processing, echolalia, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Some other areas of interest include articulation, language delays, social communication, and literacy. Courtenay strongly believes in family-centered intervention and strives to create individualized treatment plans through collaboration with families.
 

Courtenay loves to be outdoors, playing beach volleyball and skiing!

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Monic Breton

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.O.A., Reg. CASLPO

Monic is a bilingual (French-English) clinician who has been practicing Speech-Language Pathology for 25 years. She has provided services to children of all ages as part of a multidisciplinary team in a Children’s Treatment Centre in Northern Ontario and then worked with toddlers and preschoolers in a Preschool Speech and Language Program.

During her career, Monic has worked with children presenting with developmental delays, acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, articulation delays, hearing loss, childhood apraxia of speech and feeding difficulties.

As a mother of three young adults, Monic understands the importance of parents’ role in their children’s development and encourages the parents’ involvement in all aspects of intervention. Monic engages children in fun and relevant activities to help them improve their oral and/or written communication skills.

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Isabelle Lacroix

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Hs.S., SLP, Reg.CASLPO

 

Isabelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed her Master’sin Speech-Language Pathology in French at the University of Ottawa in 2023.She also has her It Takes Two to Talk® Certification for speech-language pathologists from The Hanen Centre. Prior to completing her master’s degree, Isabelle worked as an Instructor Therapist inApplied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and as an Assistant in Speech, Language and Communication (SLCA). Her main area of interests are early language stimulation, AAC, language delays, GDD, ASD and articulation. She also has a particular interest in offering services for toddlers, providing parental coaching and early intervention. Isabelle strives to make therapy fun by using a play based approach, all while involving parents in every step of the way by providing strategies to introduce at home to facilitate their child’s communication. Isabelle believes parent collaboration and individualized treatment are keys to successful intervention. In her spare time, Isabelle enjoys weight-training at the gym, traveling and shopping, all while spending time with her loved ones

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Anika Talukder

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Sc. (A) S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Anika holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa and has completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University. Anika has experience assessing and offering speech-language intervention to toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children with various profiles, such as ADHD, ODD and ASD. Her areas of interest include language delays, social communication, articulation, literacy, AAC and early language stimulation. Anika has experience providing parent training and running early language stimulation groups. Prior to completing her Master’s Anika worked as a child-care educator for 4 years both in the Ottawa and Montreal region. She believes in individualistic, play-based intervention and a family-centered approach. Anika enjoys expanding her knowledge of the field and ensuring up-to-date evidence-based practice by attending workshops, webinars and collaborating with other professionals. 

 

Anika can also speak Bengali and enjoys travelling in her spare time!

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Danièle Baribeau

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Hs.S., SLP, Reg.CASLPO

Danièle holds a Master’s degree in psychology from the University of Montreal as well as a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Ottawa. For the first half of her career, Danièle worked as a psychometrist in various geratric rehabilitation programs doing primarily neuropsychological testing. She then went back to university to study Speech-Language Pathology. After graduating, Daniele worked for several years in a school board while also seeing a few clients in private practice. Her work at the school board focused primarily on children attending special education classes for language-based learning disabilities. Early on in her career as an SLP, Danièle developed a keen interest in reading and writing. She has attended numerous workshops on this topic and has read extensively about dyslexia. Most of her private work has been with children identified as dyslexic. Danièle loves to create therapy resources! In 2016, she was hired by the CFORP as “experte-conseil” and co-author of the interactive white board resource: “Brille la chenille rigole”, a collection of 42 interactive activities designed to support early literacy. In her spare time, Daniele enjoys cooking, walking outdoors and doing jigsaw puzzles while enjoying classical music. 

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Valérie Paquette

Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Hs.S., SLP, Reg.CASLPO

Valérie holds a Joint Honours Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Ottawa, and has completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2023. She also has her It Takes Two to Talk certification from the Hanen Centre.

Valérie is a bilingual therapist that provides services in both French and English. 

She has experience working with toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children as a Speech, Language, and Communication Assistant (SLCA). 

Her areas of interest include early language stimulation, articulation, language differences or difficulties (expressive language and language comprehension), literacy, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), and complex communication needs (CCN). 

As an SLCA, Valérie led the ABC Reading Readiness program, a one-week program aimed at promoting essential pre-reading skills in school-aged children. 

She strives to provide therapy that is play-based and functional in order to maximize client motivation and treatment efficacy. 

For Valérie, family involvement is crucial in identifying intervention goals that are meaningful and impactful for the client. She seeks to collaborate with clients, parents and/or caregivers and wants them to feel empowered in all steps of the therapeutic process.

In her spare time, Valérie spends time with Stevie, her Great Dane fur baby. She also likes to relax at the cottage on the weekends and catch up with colleagues or friends at local coffee shop.

 

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Mallory Hutchinson

Speech-Language Pathologist
M.CI.Sc, S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Mallory holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Linguistics (Speech and Language Sciences) from
Brock University and completed her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology at the University
of Western Ontario in 2023. She also has her It Takes Two to Talk Certification from the Hanen
Centre.


Mallory is passionate about providing speech and language services to preschool and school-
aged children. Her areas of interest include language delays (expressive language and language
comprehension), articulation disorders, fluency, social communication, and literacy. Mallory
strives to create intervention that is both engaging and productive for children, and she believes
in the importance of collaborating closely with families when developing intervention plans.


Mallory discovered her interest in working with children with intellectual and developmental
disabilities through her previous work as a Development Service Worker. She has a particular
interest in Autism Spectrum Disorder and while completing her Masters, she contributed to
further research on this topic. Mallory is continuously searching for ways to further her
knowledge and clinical expertise in the field through attending education webinars, obtaining
certifications/qualifications, and collaborating with other professionals.


Mallory enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, swimming and kayaking in her spare time.

 

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Anick Labrèche

Speech-Language Pathologist
M.H.Sc, S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Anick holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2004. She is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who has practiced over the last 20 years in multi-faceted roles such as clinician, mentor and clinical supervisor in many settings such as preschool initiative programs, school boards and at CHEO in the Clinic for Augmentative Communication, where she is currently working since 2006.  She retired from co-ownership of ABC Pediatric Therapies in 2023 and works part-time as a clinician as part of the team.

 

She provided services to children of all ages in the areas of early language intervention, articulation, autism, developmental and physical disabilities and complex communication needs.  Her area of special interest is in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  She is registered as an Assistive Device Program (ADP) individual authorizer and can prescribe light and low tech communication systems (e.g. communication books/boards, Go Talk device) with financial assistance for families.  She can also provide services for high tech AAC communication devices (e.g. iPads with expressive communication apps, dedicated speech-generating devices, eye-gaze communication systems).

 

She is dedicated to building a strong rapport with her clients and their families, using a solution-focused approach to family care and making therapy fun and engaging for her clients.

 

Anick enjoys spending time with her two kids, staying active by going to the gym, playing soccer, going on nature walks, traveling and working on home and design projects!

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