Allie is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. Allie supports families and children ranging from preschool age through to adolescents presenting with a variety of clinical needs, including speech and language difficulties, emotion dysregulation, ADHD and ASD. Allie has a special interest in helping children and adolescents with social communication, articulation, motor speech, and language difficulties. Allie conducts comprehensive assessments that guide her treatment plans with goals that are tailored to each client’s specific needs.
With her warm and engaging nature, Allie teaches children and adolescents many social communication skills essential for making and maintaining friendships, including how to: understand and manage their emotions, consider and take perspective, and how to read and interpret nonverbal language. Allie co-facilitates many of our social communication and self regulation group therapy programs. Through these groups, Allie helps children who struggle with self regulation, peer interactions and/or friendships.
Allie received her Bachelor of Arts honours psychology degree and her Masters of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario. Allie is certified in Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk”, a program geared towards parents whose children are late talkers and “More Than Words”, a program for parents whose children have social communication difficulties and/or are on the Autism Spectrum. Allie has completed level 1 PROMPT certification which is a multidimensional approach to speech production disorders. She is also certified with the Lidcombe program, a program tailored to young children who stutter. Allie has completed additional training in Laura Mize’s “Teach Me to Talk: Steps to Building Verbal Imitation Skills in Toddlers”, Tamara Kasper’s “Progressive and Systematic Speech And Language Training for Children on the Autism Spectrum”, and the “Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol” to help children with motor speech disorders and apraxia of speech.