I have always had a passion for helping others, specifically children, and knew that I wanted my future career to reflect this passion. After being introduced to the field of speech and language services, I knew it was the perfect career path and would allow me to put this passion into practice. To achieve this aspiration, I attended The University of Western Ontario, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, with a double minor in Psychology and Sociology, in 2019. I then further specialized my education by completing the Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) Graduate Certification at Georgian College in August 2020.
As a CDA, I strive to create a friendly and inviting therapy environment, in which each individual client can excel and reach their own speech and language goals. I aim to provide a client’s family with the necessary tools and skills so that they can better support their loved one’s communication in all environments.
- Olivia Coleman, Communicative Disorders Assistant
As a speech language pathologist, my mission is to provide professional, respectful, and evidence-based speech therapy, language and swallowing services to my clients and their families. Located in Bracebridge, Ontario, I serve clients across Ontario in-person and through online teletherapy.
I evaluate each client’s strengths and skills and recommend treatment and connections with community partners and programs to help my clients reach their highest potential and to offer their families strategies for helping them progress. To the best of my ability, I assist each client to feel a sense of connection, empowerment and courage in dealing with their challenges.
I offer each client my extensive experience gained in working closely with occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers.
I know the importance of working collaboratively and will not hesitate to make referrals to other professionals who I believe can assist each client in achieving their goals. My core values in all client interaction are respect, professionalism, sincerity and expertise.
- Genna Nichol, Speech-Language Pathologist, Founder and Director of Aspire Speech
From a young age, I have always wanted to help people so when I was introduced to speech language pathology, I knew it was the right career for me!
I have a Bachelor of Health Sciences and am completing a master’s degree, both in Speech-Language Pathology in French from Laurentian University. I am fortunate to work with the incredible staff and patients at Aspire Speech for my final placement before graduation this fall.
As a future Speech-Language Pathologist, I strive to encourage and motivate clients to reach their communication goals in an open, friendly and supportive atmosphere.
- Jessica Vincent, Speech-Language Pathology Student