M.Cl.Sc., SLP(C), Aud., Cert AVT, Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist, Audiologist & Auditory-Verbal Therapist
Yvonne is a dually certified Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist. Having completed her undergraduate degree in the areas of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at California State University. She then proceeded to complete both the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Masters degrees concurrently at the University of Western Ontario where she graduated in 1998 (SLP) and 1999 (Aud.). She spent a number of years working in the educational setting within a specialized hearing-impaired program which facilitated the use of Auditory-Verbal therapy.
She has taught both college and university-level audiology courses for the Communicative Disorders Program at Durham College in Oshawa as well as being an adjunct professor at McMaster University Speech-Language Pathology graduate program.
Yvonne has developed a niche in assessing and developing multi-disciplinary programming associated with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) as it relates to phonemic awareness and literacy, as well as its impact on speech and language development. Her research in areas of listening, literacy and language have allowed her to offer comprehensive intervention options to enhance learning in clients with dyslexia, attention deficit (ADHD/ADD) and learning disabilities. Her unique set of qualifications facilitate growth and development at all ages and stages of life based on the wide array of strategies she uses for assessment and intervention.
Over the course of the past year, Yvonne relocated the HearSay office and build out an all-encompassing rehab and wellness centre that brought a wide array of rehab professionals together under one roof. The ability to collaborate as a full team of professionals enables the centre to develop a ‘road map’ for parents and families based on those elements needed to reach their full learning and communication potential.