Speech Language Pathologist
Barbara is a registered speech-language pathologist with many years of experience working with infants, children, young adults and their families. She has enjoyed working with a variety of teams: Neo-Natal Follow Up Clinics for high-risk infants (Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital); Early Intervention teams for preschoolers with communication delays (Simcoe County Preschool Speech and Language Program); School-based teams for children with speech or language impairments (Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board); Augmentative and Alternative Communication team (Children's Treatment Network); Developmental Assessment Team (Children's Treatment Network).
Areas of specific interest for Barbara include: motor-based treatment for severe articulation impairments; early language development; play-based treatment for young children with communication impairments; parent and care-giver education; social communication skills development; and augmentative-alternative communication (AAC).
In addition to being a registered speech language pathologist, Barbara has additional training in PROMPTs (Physical Restructure of Oral Musculature Phonetic Targets), Hanen Parent Education programs, the Lidcome Program (treatment for stuttering) and low-tech augmentative-alternative communication strategies. She is a registered Assistive Devices Program authorizer for low-tech AAC tools. She has taught Child Development courses for Georgian College Communication Disorders Assistant program and worked as a mentor and placement supervisor for many years.