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We are passionate about helping people communicate to the best of their ability.

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Meet the team.

We’re a small, boutique-style clinic with big hearts.

 

Based in Toronto with over 25 years of experience in Speech & Language Disorders, we are friendly professionals with a passion for helping people reach their full communication potential.

All of our Speech Language Pathologists are registered with the College of Audiologists & Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Lisa Altman Strub

Clinical Director and Founder

M.Sc., CCC-SLP

Lisa has devoted her career to working extensively with children who have delayed language skills, language learning disabilities, motor speech difficulties, articulation delays and social communication disorders.  This includes children with developmental delays, syndromes and autism.

Lisa graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Vermont. She has been working in the public and private sector for over 25 years.   Lisa’s vast clinical experience in Preschool Mental Health Agencies, School Health Support Services, Preschool Outreach Programs, public and private schools, inspired her to establish Speech Therapy Toronto.

In addition to her clinical work, Lisa has enjoyed training teachers, childcare workers, associated professionals and parent groups in speech and language development and integrating Assistive Technology for learning success in the classroom. She has supervised graduate students in Speech Language Pathology programs in the United States and Canada.

Lisa is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Additional qualifications include PROMPT, Motor Speech Disorders, Talk Tools, Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy, Assistive Technology using iPads as “Cool Tool for School”, Social Thinking and Theory of Mind.

Outside of work, Lisa is a busy mom with 3 teenage boys. She is an avid reader, loves yoga, and is trying to master the art of knitting.

Madelaine Ingles

Clinical Coordinator

M.H.Sc. S-LP(C)

 

Madelaine is a graduate of the Speech Language Pathology program at the University of Toronto.  She enjoys working with preschoolers, school-age children, adolescents and adults. Her areas of interest include early intervention, language development, motor speech disorders Assistive Technology, and Autism.  Madelaine has been the driving force in the development of our Language Buddies group program.

Madelaine developed a passion for travelling following an international internship in Trinidad, where she provided speech and language services to children and teens with developmental delays.

Madelaine is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and maintains clinical certification with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Additional qualifications include: Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk, PROMPT, Motor Speech Disorders and Cognitive Communication Disorders Level I, Social Thinking and Theory of Mind.

Janis Pardy

Therapist

M.A., CCC-SLP

Janis graduated with a Master’s of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University. She has a wide array of experience with children and adults including speech and language disorders, developmental delays, Autism, articulation, motor speech, fluency/stuttering, voice, and aphasia. She has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in private practices in the United States and Canada.

Janis is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Additional qualifications include: Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk, PROMPT, Motor Speech Disorders, Brain Gym, Interactive Metronome, Social Thinking and Theory of Mind.

Karmit Epstein

Therapist

M.H.Sc. S-LP(C)

 

Karmit holds a Master of Health Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toronto.   She has extensive experience working with toddlers, school-aged children, teens, and adults. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, long term care facilities, private clinics, public and private schools, and pediatric rehabilitation centres. Her areas of interest include articulation, fluency, voice, cognitive communication, aphasia, and motor speech disorders. Karmit provides services in English and Hebrew.

Karmit is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (CASLPA) and The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). Karmit has been a guest lecturer in the Speech Language Pathology department at the University of Toronto.

Additional qualifications include: PROMPT, Hanen – More than Words, Rehabilitation for Children with ABI, Compton Program – Pronouncing English as a Second Language, Supported Communication Intervention for Aphasia.

Asha Shelton

M.H.Sc., SLP

 

Asha Shelton graduated with a Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. Her clinical experiences have brought her outside of Canada including work in India and Sri-Lanka. She has an array of experience with both children and adults including speech and language delay, articulation, motor speech, swallowing and aphasia with a particular passion for the pre-school age population.

Asha is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Additional qualifications include: Individual Authorizer – Communication Aids, Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia, PROMPT.

Kathleen Arnold

Therapist

M.Sc., SLP

 

Kathleen graduated with a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has over 30 years of experience working with children and adults in the areas of acquired brain injury, aphasia, articulation, accent modification, autism, stuttering and voice.

Kathleen is a registered member of the College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPO), a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA), and the Chairperson of the York Region OSLA Chapter.

Additional qualifications include: Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk, Hanen – More Than Words, Motor Speech Disorders, Cognitive-Communication Disorders (Levels 1 and 2), and Aphasia Institute – Supported Communication for Adults with Aphasia.

Alexandra Kaempffer

Therapist

M.Sc., SLP

 

Alex graduated with a Master’s of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario. She has an array of experience working with preschoolers, children, adolescents, and adults with language delay, articulation, stuttering, acquired brain injury, augmentative communication, and accent modification. Alex provides therapy in both English and German.

Alex is a registered member of the College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPO), a certified member of Speech -Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), and a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Additional Qualifications include Hanen – It Takes two to Talk, Hanen – More Than Words, Cognitive Communication Disorders Level 1, Individual Authorizer-Communication Aids, and the Kaufmann Language to Speech Protocol.

Lauren Margel

Therapist

M.Sc., S-LP

 

Lauren is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has an array of experience working with preschool and school-aged children, as well as adults and adolescents, within a variety of settings including schools, private clinics, and community-based rehabilitation centres.

Lauren is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA).

Additional qualifications include Hanen – More Than Words, Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Social Thinking – The Incredible Flexible You Program, Level II American Sign Language Program with a special interest in working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Samantha A. Rosen

Therapist

CDA

 

Samantha has a post-graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioral Sciences and a degree as a Communicative Disorders Assistant. She has worked with many diverse populations, including pre-schoolers, school-aged children and teenagers, in the areas of early language development, social communication, articulation, and early literacy skills.