Dana is a Speech Language Pathologist who has been registered with the College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPO) since 1996. She graduated with her M.Sc. in Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Dana’s primary area of interest is helping people use technology to break down barriers that arise in and out of the classroom due to challenges with learning, attention and/or executive function skills.
Dana’s clients include those with identified learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, executive function skills deficits, and physical disabilities. She also supports individuals without a formal diagnosis who struggle in school, work or life and could benefit from learning how to use technology to access curriculum, and to improve organization and/or learning skills. Dana supports students as young as six through to university age. As well, Dana works with parents, teachers, clinicians and other caregivers.
Over the years, Dana has worked in agencies such as Holland Bloorview, Geneva Centre for Autism, and the Children’s Treatment Network/York Catholic District School Board. She left the public sector in 2011 to focus her career on what she loves most: the integration of speech language pathology with assistive technology and executive function skills coaching.
Dana develops most of her own techniques, materials and strategies in order to provide unique, individualized service. She never stops researching in order to keep up with the fast-changing world. Dana’s passion and dedication to the field of Assistive Technology is fuelled by the needs of her three amazing children, for which necessity is definitely the mother of invention!