Carrie Feltz
Carrie Feltz is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, having completed her degree at the University of Alberta.  She is a dedicated and committed clinician with 12 years of experience working with children. As a Speech-Language Pathologist with Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services, Carrie worked with a wide variety of communication difficulties including receptive and expressive language, social communication, articulation and motor speech.  She also works with elementary aged students through Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) school health support.  Carrie has provided speech and language services in a variety of settings including home, clinic, daycare and schools.  She is enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to making the therapy process positive for both the client and family.

 
Carrie has completed the following workshops:
  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk
  • Hanen: ABC and Beyond
  • Introduction to PROMPT Technique (Level 1)
  • Telepractice: Conducting Therapy Online (TST)
Carrie is a registered member of the following professional organization:
CASLPO (College of Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario)

Natalie Gousteris

Natalie Gousteris received her Bachelor of Arts with honours in Psychology from McMaster University, and her Masters of Speech Pathology Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia.  Natalie has a passion for working with both pediatric and adult populations.  She has gained valuable experience providing assessment and intervention in the areas of:  articulation/phonology, motor speech, voice, fluency, expressive and receptive language delays, cognitive developmental delays, neurogenic speech and communication disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, and swallowing difficulties.  Natalie strives to provide holistic approaches to ensure success in therapy and she is committed to further developing her knowledge and clinical skills towards professional development. 

Natalie has completed the following workshops and professional development:

  • It Takes Two To Talk: The Hanen Program For Parents
  • Organize and Enhance your Language Therapy
  • 21st Century Articulation Therapy
  • PROMPT - Introduction to PROMPT Technique
  • Practical Tips & Techniques for Successful Articulation Remediation
  • OSLA Fluency Professional Development Conference: Supporting Efficacy and Best Practices in Fluency Management – Linking Research to Clinical Practice 
  • Voice Therapy For Kids
  • Pediatric Voice AND Resonance Issues in the SHSS Program:

                  - Voice Therapy for School Aged Children

                  - Cleft Lip and Palate and VPI Services

  • ASHA National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) – Online Training Tutorial
  • Medical Speech Pathology: Swallowing and the G.I. System
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders: Maximizing Patient Outcomes – ASHA Online Seminars:

                  - Assessment & Intervention of Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Diseases

                  - Applying Principles of the ICF in the Management of PD and other Motor Speech Disorders

                  - Managing Motor Speech Disorders in Neurodegenerative Disease: Our Toolbox

                  - Evaluation and Management of Voice Disorders in Degenerative Neuromotor Speech Disorders

  • Technology/Apps presentation (TST)
  • Social Thinking (TST)


Natalie is a registered member of:

  • The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CALSPO)
  • The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)

Sara Sampietro

Sara Sampietro is a dedicated and passionate Speech-Language Pathologist. She has had a wide array of clinical experiences working with both children and adults in various settings. She is enthusiastic about her work and enjoys working collaboratively with clients and their families to help them achieve their goals. Sara received an Honours degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Windsor prior to completing her Masters of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario. 

Sara has completed the following workshops:

  • Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” 
  • International Association of Laryngectomees - Voice Institute – first level certification
  • Esophageal Dysphagia: Applications for the Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders: Maximizing Patient Outcomes- The J.F. Walker Lecture Event 
  • Mental Health and Communication Disorders- “Effects of Parkinson’s disease on language and social skills” lecture by Marc Pell, PhD                    
  • Technology/Apps presentation - (TST)
  • Social Thinking presentation - (TST)

Sara is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) 
  • Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) 
Lisa Spiegel
Lisa Spiegel is an experienced and passionate Speech-Language Pathologist. She has worked in a variety of settings, including CCAC, school board, pre-school speech and language services, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice. In her practice, Lisa works with her clients and their families to set meaningful and measurable goals. Lisa enjoys sharing her knowledge with families and strives to make her sessions productive, informative, and fun for all who attend!

Lisa received her Bachelor of Health Sciences with an Honours Double Major in Rehabilitation Sciences and Psychology from The University of Western Ontario and completed her Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.

​Lisa regularly attends workshops and conferences on a variety of topics to further her clinical knowledge and skills.

Lisa has completed the following workshops:
  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk
  • Hanen: More Than Words
  • PROMPT - Introduction to PROMPT Technique
  • Orofacial Myology:From Basics to Habituation
  • ​Lidcombe (Fluency) Program
  • Fluency Plus
  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol
  • ​Successful 'R' and 'S'/'Z' Treatment Workshop (Presenter: Pam Marshalla)
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression (Presenter: Pam Marshalla)
  • 21st century Articulation Therapy  (Presenter: Pam Marshalla)
  • Compton PESL Accent Modification Method
  • Solving the Puzzle of Autism: Using Tactile Therapy Techniques
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech...Evaluation & Therapy Challenges, David Hammer
  • Teaching Social Thinking through Stories and Play for Early Learners, Nancy Tarshis

Lisa is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario

  • OSLA (Ontario Speech and Language Association)
Dassy Klein

Dassy Klein is a dedicated and enthusiastic Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters Degree in Science from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Dassy worked in New Jersey for an Early Intervention Program servicing children aged 0-3 with a treatment focus on language acquisition, motor speech disorders, and the development of speech and language milestones. Dassy also has experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the private system, and elementary school students with articulation and motor speech disorders in the public school system.

Dassy has completed the following workshops:

  • PROMPT (Prompt for the Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) 
  • Frontal Lisp, Lateral Lisp (Presenter: Pam Marshalla) 
  • Successful R Therapy (Presenter: Pam Marshalla) 
  • Working with School-Age Children who Stutter (Presenter: Glen Weybright)
  • Essentials for Praxis Intervention for Children with Autism
  • Identifying and Addressing Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder Issues
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)

Dassy is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

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

Aviva Bauer

Aviva Bauer had over 10 years of experience in the educational field before deciding to return to school and pursue a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology, a field which had sparked her interest for some time.  After graduating from Herbert Lehman College in New York, she then moved to Los Angeles for 3 years where she worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist with preschool, elementary, and junior high school aged children in both public and private schools.  After relocating to Toronto, Aviva has had experience working in the CCAC setting with elementary aged students as well as with developmentally delayed young adults.  Over the past year, Aviva has been providing assessments and speech and language therapy services in a private pediatric clinic to toddlers, preschoolers, and children of all ages who present with a variety of disorders and speech and language delays.  She tremendously enjoys her work as an SLP and strives to find interesting, relevant, and engaging methods to use with her clients. 
 
Aviva has completed the following workshops:

  • OSLA (Ontario Speech and Language Association) Fluency Conference
  • 21st Century ArticulationTherapy Workshop by Pamela Marshalla
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression (Presenter: Pam Marshalla)
  • PROMPT (Prompt for the Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) 
  • Stuttering Therapy for Children and Adults (TST)
  • PECS presentation (Picture Exchange Communication System) - (TST)
  • Choosing Vocabulary for Late Talkers presentation - (TST)
  • Lateral Lisp Therapy presentation - (TST)
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression presentation - (TST)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stuttering presentation - (TST)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Workshop
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)
  • Technology/Apps presentation - (TST)

 
Aviva is a registered member of the following professional organization:

  • CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists)
Tzirel Irons

Tzirel Irons completed her Bachelors in Education and was a teacher in the elementary grades for three years. After working with students who exhibited speech and language delays, she decided to combine her passion for teaching and her interest in speech and language by training as a Speech - Language Pathologist. She graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati with a Masters Degree in Communication Science Disorders. She completed four clinical rotations covering a large spectrum of speech and language disorders over a wide range of populations including nursing home care, hospital rehabilitation, early intervention settings and the public school system.  Tzirel has over 5 years of clinical experience, evaluating and treating a variety of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders. Her clinical emphasis has been with children experiencing motor speech disorders and she has completed the first and second levels of PROMPT®training. Tzirel strives to make the therapy process as effective and enjoyable as possible for the client, while providing support and guidance for family members. Tzirel lives in Thornhill with her husband and their four active, adorable little boys. 

Tzirel has completed the following workshops:

  • PROMPT (Prompt for the Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) - Levels I and II (Bridging)
  • Stuttering Therapy for Children and Adults (TST)
  • PECS presentation (Picture Exchange Communication System) - (TST)
  • Choosing Vocabulary for Late Talkers presentation - (TST)
  • Hanen: More than Words (Summary of MTW (program for children with ASD) presented at TST)
  • Lateral Lisp Therapy presentation - (TST)
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression presentation - (TST)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stuttering presentation - (TST)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech presentation - (TST)
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)
  • Social Learning presentation - (TST)


Tzirel is a registered member of the following professional organization:

  • CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario)

Services

  • Babies and Toddlers
  • Pre-school Age
  • School age
  • Adult
Sharon Weisz
Sharon Weisz, the Founder and Director of Toronto Speech Therapy, is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who has extensive experience working with both CHILDREN and ADULTS as well as teaching baby sign language. She has worked in a number of settings, including CCAC, school board, pre-school speech and language services, and private practice. She has also had the opportunity to mentor new graduates to the exciting field of Speech-Language Pathology.


Sharon received her Bachelor of Arts Hons. in Linguistics from York University and completed her Masters of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario.

Sharon has completed the following workshops:

  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk (parent training workshop for children with language delays)
  • Hanen: Choosing Initial Vocabulary Targets for Children who are Late Talkers
  • Hanen: More than Words (Summary of MTW (program for children with ASD) presented at TST)
  • Kaufman Apraxia of Speech
  • PROMPT (Prompt for the Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) - Levels I and II (Bridging)
  • Lidcombe Program (behavioural treatment for stuttering in young children)
  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • WeeHands (Baby Sign Language)
  • Successful 'R' and 'S'/'Z' Treatment Workshop: Treating the 3 Hardest Sounds in the   
  • World (Presenter: Pam Marshalla, Author of numerous articulation & oral-motor therapy books
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression (Presenter: Pam Marshalla)
  • Compton PESL Accent Modification Method
  • Organize and Enhance your Language Therapy (Presenter: Char Boshart)
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)
  • Technology/Apps Conference, OSLA (Ontario Speech and Language Association)
  • Teaching Social Thinking through Stories and Play for Early Learners, Nancy Tarshis

Sharon is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

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

About Us


Toronto Speech Therapy is a team of Ontario registered Speech-Language Pathologists serving both ADULTS and CHILDREN as well as BABY SIGN LANGUAGE courses in Toronto, North York, Thornhill, Vaughan, Markham, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Mississauga, and Durham.


About our Therapists:

  • Tali Elfan
  • Donna Unger
  • Swathy Ann Alexander
  • Jennifer Minuk
  • Taryn Cole
  • Hila Schure
  • ​Mindy Nussbaum
Deena Eichorn

Deena Eichorn is an enthusiastic Speech-Language Pathologist who is always excited to share her knowledge with clients and their families. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Special Education as well as a Masters Degree of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Deena received her training, interning in clinics, day schools and geriatric facilities both in Toronto and in Israel. A most valuable internship was spent at the Zareinu Educational Centre, a school for children with physical and developmental needs in Toronto, where Deena provided early intervention for infants as well as speech and language therapy for children with autism, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders. In Israel, Deena worked with post-stroke patients who suffered from a loss of speech and language. Deena has worked as part of the Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services team, where she treated children with a wide range of speech and language delays. Deena is excited to be a part of the Toronto Speech Therapy team.

Deena has completed the following workshop:

  • PROMPT (Prompt for the Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) 
  • Stuttering Therapy for Children and Adults - (TST)
  • PECS presentation (Picture Exchange Communication System) - (TST)
  • Choosing Vocabulary for Late Talkers presentation - (TST)
  • Lateral Lisp Therapy presentation - (TST)
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression presentation - (TST)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stuttering presentation - (TST)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Workshop
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)
  • Technology/Apps presentation - (TST)


Deena is a registered member of the following professional organization:

  • CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario)
Hydee Bristol

Hydee Bristol is a dedicated and innovative Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience with both pediatric and adult populations in a variety of clinical settings in Toronto and Australia. She completed her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Linguistics with a minor in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She received her Masters of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology at Macquarie University in Australia. Hydee has worked with clients with various speech and language disorders, fluency disorders, feeding-related issues, and children with Autism and Global Developmental Delay. Hydee is excited to be part of the Toronto Speech Therapy team.

Hydee has completed the following workshops: 

  • Lateral Lisp Therapy presentation (TST) 
  • Apraxia - Utilizing Motor Learning Principles in Treatment of Childhood Apraxia
  • Voicecraft for Speech Pathologists - Presenter: Dr. Alison Bagnall
  • Visual strategies - Discovering the possibilities with visual strategies - Meeting the communication, behaviour, and social skill challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Presenter: Linda Hodgon
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression presentation - (TST)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stuttering presentation - (TST)
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech presentation - (TST)
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)
  • Technology/Apps presentation - (TST)

Hydee is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

  • OSLA - Ontario Speech and Language Association 
  • CASLPO - College of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of Ontario

Dina Rubin

Dina Rubin is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and has her Masters Degree of Science in Speech and Language Pathology. Dina received her training in excellent clinics, rehabilitation centres and schools both in Toronto and New York State. Dina enjoyed being a part of the Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services team where she targeted a variety of motor-speech delays as well as expressive and receptive language delays. Dina also worked at Zareinu Educational Centre, a school for children with physical and developmental disabilities. At Zareinu, she worked one-on-one with children with Autism, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disorders. Prior to that, Dina practiced in a hospital setting where she treated swallowing and language impairments in adult patients who had suffered a stroke.

Dina is passionate about Speech-Language Pathology and is continuously seeking new techniques to help her clients to meet their full potential.

Dina has completed the following workshops:

  • Hanen - Making Words Sparkle for Preschoolers: Bringing Vocabulary to Life During Book Reading and Daily Interactions' 
  • Hanen: More than Words (Summary of MTW (program for children with ASD) presented at TST)
  • PROMPT (Prompt for the Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) 
  • Stuttering Therapy for Children and Adults (TST)
  • PECS presentation (Picture Exchange Communication System) - (TST)
  • Choosing Vocabulary for Late Talkers presentation - (TST)
  • Lateral Lisp Therapy presentation - (TST)
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression presentation - (TST)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stuttering presentation - (TST)
  • PROMPT Workshop (Prompt for Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) 
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech presentation - (TST)
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)


Dina is a registered member of the following professional organization:

  • CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario) 
Goldie Anisfeld

Goldie Anisfeld is an enthusiastic and devoted Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Goldie has worked with various populations assessing and treating children and adults with a variety of speech and language difficulties. She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including, Community Care Access Centres (CCAC), Preschool Speech and Language Services, speech therapy clinics, elementary schools, high schools, schools for children with physical and developmental disabilities, and rehabilitation centres. Within these professional settings, Goldie has enjoyed collaborating with other allied health professionals on interdisciplinary teams in order to achieve the best possible client outcomes. She especially values the supportive team here at Toronto Speech Therapy where she continually collaborates with her colleagues to provide the best therapy to her clients. 
Goldie attends continuing education courses in order to expand her knowledge and maintain best practices in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. 

Goldie has completed the following workshops:

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech presentation (TST) 
  • Lateral Lisp Therapy Workshop presentation (TST) 
  • PECS Workshop (Picture Exchange Communication System) Presentation (TST) 
  • Stuttering Therapy for Children and Adults presentation (TST) 
  • An Individualized Approach to Teaching Sequencing Skills 
  • Hanen: Make Words Sparkle for Preschoolers: Bringing Vocabulary to Life During Book Reading and Daily Interactions 
  • Got /r/ Problems?: A Phonetically Consistent Approach to /r/ Remediation 
  • The Entire World of Sibilants (therapy for the sounds ‘s’, ‘z’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’, ‘j’) 
  • Enhancing Phonological and Metaphonological Skills of Children with Highly Unintelligible Speech 
  • Auditory and Language Processing Disorders for Preschool and Elementary School Students  
  • Communication Disorders in Children 
  • Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression presentation - (TST)
  • PROMPT Workshop (Prompt for Restructuring Oral Phonetic Targets) 
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Workshop
  • Compton PESL Accent Modification Method 
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)
  • Technology/Apps presentation - (TST)
  • Social Learning summary - (TST)


Goldie is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

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

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Tracey Karsten

Tracey is a caring and dedicated Communicative Disorders Assistant. She has over 15 years of experience working with preschool-aged children, as well as with adults.

Tracey completed a B.Sc. in Psychology at McGill University. She received her diploma as a  Communicative Disorders Assistant from Georgian College. She continues to have a passion for learning and has attended the following workshops:

  • Sharing Sensitive News, Hanen                                                
  • Helping Verbal Children With ASD Tune into Others, Hanen
  • Fun with Friends, Austin Resilience Development Inc.                                                          
  • Foundations in Applied Mindfulness Meditation, Faculty of Social Work University of Toronto
  • Communicating Together, Hanen                                           
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.                                                      
  • Motor Speech Disorders: Developmental Apraxia of Speech Asssessment, Goals and Treatment, Toronto Children's Centre, Speech Foundation         
  • Social Thinking presentation (TST)
  1. Tracey is a registered member of the following professional organization:
  •   Communication Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC)

Semele Wong

Semele is an enthusiastic SLP, who is proficient in English and Cantonese. She received her Masters of Speech Pathology Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia after completing her undergraduate at the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Management Studies.

She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings in Canada, Hong Kong and Australia.


Semele has completed the following professional development workshops:

  • Introduction to PROMPT: Technique
  • Stuttering Therapy for Children and Adults (TST)
  • Choosing Vocabulary for Late Talkers presentation - (TST)
  • Lateral Lisp Therapy presentation - (TST)
  • Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stuttering presentation - (TST)
  • Tongue Thrust presentation - (TST)
  • Social Learning presentation - (TST)


Semele is a registered member with:

The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CALSPO)
The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)


Tali Elfan

Tali Elfan is an enthusiastic and dedicated Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience assessing and treating children with language, articulation, motor speech and fluency disorders. Furthermore, she has experience working with children who have Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders as well as those with developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, Tali worked with adults following traumatic brain injury on improving a wide variety of communication skills. 
 
She received a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Seneca College and subsequently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at York University.  She went on to pursue her Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) post-graduate certification from Durham College.  Tali’s passion for helping others to achieve their communicative goals, led her to the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she completed a Masters of Science in Speech-Langauge Pathology. 

 Tali’s optimism and commitment to making a positive difference makes therapy a wonderful experience for clients and their families. 

 Tali has completed the following workshops:

  • Motor Speech Disorders and Therapy Workshop
  • Viking Software Workshop on the Communicator Pro v. 3
  • Text Help Read and Write Gold Workshop
  • Hanen- More Than Words
  • Animated Literacy
  • Communication needs of students with special needs presentation
  • Hanen -Starting Early: Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum
  • A comprehensive 4-day Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Course (IAOM)
  • Cognitive Flexibility and other executive functions presentation


 Tali is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

CASLPO (College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Ontario)
OSLA (Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists)
IAOM (International Association of Orofacial Myology)


Donna Unger

Donna Unger is a dedicated, caring, and committed Speech Language Pathologist with over 17 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 completed the following workshops:

- PROMPT Level 1 (1999)
- Hanen- It takes Two to Talk, Learning Language and Loving it, More than Words (2000-2001)
- Lidcombe Stuttering Program (1999)

Donna is a registered member of the following professional organization:

CASLPO (College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Ontario)


Swathy Ann Alexander

Swathy Ann Alexander completed her Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from Mangalore University, India. Her passion for Speech Language Pathology led her to pursue Masters in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, India. She has strong skills in assessment, consultations, and therapeutic interventions in pediatric as well as adult speech & language services. She is an enthusiastic team player, deeply committed to deliver quality care and achieve superior patient outcomes. Her keen insight into the needs of the patient and views of others, help her to identify issues and form innovative solutions. She did her internship and worked in several settings like rehabilitation centers, clinics and hospitals. She has multilingual fluency (English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil).

 
Research Publications:

  • Paper titled “Output Sound Pressure Levels of Personal Music System and Its Effect on Hearing” got published in the International Journal of NOISE & HEALTH, July-September 2009, volume 11 Issue 44.
  • Invited Commentary by Brain J. Fligor: Personal listening devices and hearing loss: Seeking evidence of a long term problem through a successful short-term investigation (NOISE & HEALTH, July-September 2009, volume 11 Issue 44).
  • Paper titled “Pretend Play Development: Frequency in Typically Developing 3 Year Old Indian Children” received best paper award at Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Association’s Convention for Poster presentation.
  • Paper titled “Speech Dysfluencies in Kannada speaking children with intellectual disabilities-A Pilot Study” was accepted by American Speech-Language & Hearing Association (ASHA) conference held in New Orleans, USA on November 19-21, 2009.
  • Completed dissertation on “A screening tool for identification of children with learning difficulty”.


 Swathy is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario [CASLPO]
Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
Indian Speech and Hearing Association


Jennifer Minuk

Jennifer received her Masters degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2002 and has been treating pediatric clients since that time.  Jennifer then worked for 4 years in early intervention in Boston, Massachusetts before moving back home to Toronto to work with Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services, where she worked for 8 years.  Her experience also includes working in an Occupational therapy practice assisting preschool and school age children with speech and language issues and developmental delays.  Jennifer enjoys helping children and their families to reach their speech and language goals, and strives to make her sessions both fun and engaging.

Jennifer has completed the following workshops and professional development:

  •  Advanced Literacy Practices: Making it Happen (an advanced certificate in literacy, reading and writing issues with children; OSLA & University of Toronto)
  •  Social Thinking Conference (Presenter: Nancy Tarshis)
  •  Hanen: Helping Parents of Late Talkers Use Gestures to Support Expressive Language
  •  Hanen: Sharing Sensitive News with Parents
  •  Certified in Hanen Programs: “It Takes Two to Talk”, “ More than Words”, and “Talkability” 
  •  Child Development Update, Sick Kids Hospital
  •  Kaufman Apraxia workshop


 Jennifer is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

CASLPO (College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Ontario)
OSLA (Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists)


Hila Schure

Hila is a warm and caring Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders from Syracuse University. She has experience in a variety of settings with both adults and children, including articulation, language, fluency, and developmental delays, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders.

She has completed The Hanen Program "Routines and Gestures" and is eager to complete further workshops of this nature as she thrives on working with clients and families to help them reach their full potential.

Hila is a registered member with the following professional organizations:

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)

Taryn Cole

Taryn is a passionate Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Master of Health Science degree from the University of Toronto. She has experience working with children who present with articulation, fluency (stuttering), motor speech, and language disorders.  Taryn has worked in a variety of settings including the preschool programs, school boards, CCAC, and in private practice. Taryn believes in creating a fun and positive environment to help all children reach their greatest communication potential.

Taryn has completed the following workshops:

  •  The Hanen Program – It Takes Two To Talk
  •  Introduction to PROMPT
  •  Successful ‘R’ and ‘S/Z’ Treatment Workshop presented by Pam Marshalla
  •  Starting Early: Red Flags and Treatment Tips for Toddlers on the Autism Spectrum – Webinar presented by Ian Roth (The Hanen Centre)
  •  Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Evaluation and Therapy Challenges Workshop - presented by David Hammer


Taryn is a registered member with the following professional organizations:

College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) 


Mindy Nussbaum

​Mindy Nussbaum is a dedicated and enthusiastic Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati. Mindy has worked with various populations assessing and treating children and adults. Mindy has enjoyed collaborating with other allied health professionals on interdisciplinary teams and she values the supportive team here at Toronto Speech Therapy where she continually collaborates with her colleagues to provide the best care for her clients.


​Mindy has completed the following workshops:

  • ​Tongue Thrust - presentation (TST)
  • ​PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) - presentation  (TST)
  • ​Choosing Vocabulary for Late Talkers - presentation (TST)
  • ​Lateral Lisp - presentation (TST)
  • ​Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expression - presentation (TST)
  • ​Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Stuttering - presentation (TST)

Mindy is a registered member of the following professional organizations:

  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)