Shona’s Biography

My educational background includes a Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. During that time, I achieved placement on the Dean’s List and I earned a Communicative Disorders Scholarship from Sertoma International. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. My appreciation for languages and communication began early, having been born and raised in Montreal, a richly multicultural society. I am bilingual in English and in French.

Speech-language pathology is my opportunity to combine a passionate interest in communication with my desire to help others.

I believe in providing the highest quality speech therapy possible. My client-centered care focuses on strong clinical competence, individualized therapy programs, and close partnerships with family members, teachers, and other professionals involved in a client’s care.

I am a registered and certified speech-language pathologist in Canada and in the USA with the following organizations:

  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
  • Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)

In addition to my private practice, other professional development and employment endeavours include:

  • Community based speech services to children in schools
  • Supervision for graduate students in speech-language pathology, allowing them to fulfill their clinical practicum requirements
  • PROMPT (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) training
  • Accent reduction training for non-native or regional speakers of English as a Compton P-ESL Accent Modification certified instructor, from the Institute of Language and Phonology
  • Attending many workshops annually in the areas of motor speech, articulation, language delays, autism, voice disorders and stuttering.