Yvonne Oliveira

Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologist

Yvonne is a dually certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist. She completed her undergraduate degree in the areas of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at California State University, Chico. She then concurrently completed the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Masters degrees at the University of Western Ontario, where she graduated in 1998 (SLP) and 1999 (Aud.). She spent a number of years working in an educational setting within a specialized hearing-impaired program that facilitated the use of Auditory-Verbal therapy.

Yvonne is a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (Cert. AVT) and works in conjunction with VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children, Halton/Peel Chapter, where she works on speech, language, and listening goals with hearing impaired children and adults. She is involved in mentoring Teachers of the Deaf in the philosophies of auditory verbal therapy across the Halton and Peel district school boards.

Yvonne teaches college-level Audiology courses for the Communicative Disorders Program at Durham College in Oshawa. She provides assessment and therapy in the areas of articulation, apraxia, oral motor disorders, language, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, such as autism, global delay, mutism, and literacy. She has specific training in areas of early language, has Hanen Certification for “It Takes Two to Talk,” holds PROMPT (Restructuring Oral Musculature Phonetic Targets) Level 1 Certification, and is trained in the use of Phoneme Touch and Say.

Rui is a certified Audiologist. He has gained valuable experience working with children, adults and seniors while working in a hospital and a long-term care facility. He has also worked in conjunction with an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist in the Halton region. Rui continues to provide audiological services such as hearing assessments, hearing aid evaluations, prescriptions, fittings, programming and individual counselling in accordance with the practice guidelines set out by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) with whom he is registered. He is a certified member with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC).

I feel every patient’s hearing loss, hearing needs, personal preferences and budgets are different. It is my job to teach you everything you need to know about your hearing loss and all possible solutions that may provide benefit to you. Technology alone doesn’t help people hear better—it is how well I work with you and how well I apply that latest technology. I will answer all your questions and make sure you understand your hearing devices to maximize your listening situations. I’ll make sure your hearing aids are comfortable, work properly, and provide the most benefit. Encouragement, guidance, patience and proper instruction are essential components through the duration of your hearing aid learning process.

“I take care of my patients with the personal touch that I would expect if I were the patient.”

Rui Oliveira

Audiologist

Heather Jurchuk

Speech-Language Pathologist

Heather is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She has experience working with pre-school, school aged, and adult populations in the areas of language development, articulation/phonology, stuttering, motor speech/apraxia of speech, and voice disorders. She also has extensive experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is certified in the use of PROMPT strategies and by Hanen for the “It Takes Two to Talk” program. Additionally, she is skilled in the Fluency Plus approach to stuttering and has experience implementing and utilizing the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) for early language development. Heather enjoys designing client-centred assessments/treatments, and actively encourages the involvement of clients’ caregivers in her treatment approach.

Heather graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), and is a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (OSLA).

Michelle is a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) graduate from St. Lawrence College, with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph. She developed an interest in speech and language while teaching English as a second language in South Korea. She became passionate about finding effective ways to help students learn the language, how to pronounce English speech sounds, and how to read.

As a CDA, Michelle is dedicated to helping clients overcome barriers in communication and learning. She has experience working on a variety of communication needs, including Autism, social communication, receptive and expressive language, articulation, and literacy. Michelle is also a Pyramid Certified PECS Implementer with experience in teaching Augmentative Communication. She enjoys working with clients of all ages to help them meet their communication goals.

Michelle Baum

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Natasha Makubuya

Speech-Language Pathologist

Natasha is a Speech-Language Pathologist graduate from the University of Sydney in Australia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University. She has experience working with pre-school, school-aged, and adult demographics in a variety of care settings. She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Natasha has a diverse range of practice in the areas of early speech and language development, including phonological awareness, fluency, and adult neurological rehabilitation. She is passionate about working with all clients while maintaining focus on creating and delivering a client/family-centred practice in both assessment and treatment stages.

Julia

Office Administrator

Julia has been a resident of Milton for many years. Prior to joining HearSay, she worked for a large retail company in Customer Service and Administrative roles. She has two children and is an active member of the Halton Agricultural Society.