Speech and Language Pathology

What does a Speech-Language Pathologist do? 

A Speech-Language Pathologist assesses communication difficulties and speech/language disorders and provides treatment and consultation for children and their families.

By 12 -18 months, typically developing children are able to

  • Babble with a variety of consonant sounds

  • Use a number of words consistently, even if not clear

  • Follow simple instructions

  • Use common gestures, such as waving, pointing (to body parts, simple pictures in a book), clapping

  • Enjoy a variety of play activities (such as feeding a doll, etc)

  • Enjoy being read to and sharing simple books

Why might my child need to see a Speech-Language Pathologist?

Your child may need to see a Speech-Language Pathologist for an assessment if the above skills are not evident by 12 – 18 months of age.

In addition to the early skills mentioned above, children see a Speech-Language Pathologist at different ages for a variety of reasons including:

  • Limited repertoire of sounds and words

  • Limited vocabulary

  • Difficulty being understood by others

  • Demonstrating disfluent speech (stuttering)

  • Difficulty following multi-step instructions

  • Challenges with language skills (expressing themselves and/or understanding what others are saying)

  • Difficulty with social interactions (taking other people’s perspective, following social rules, understanding non-verbal communication etc.)

What techniques do we employ?

Our Speech-Language Pathologists are trained in the use of a variety of techniques to help target children’s overall communication and speech/language skills.

In addition, some of our therapists are certified in the following:

  • Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT)

  • Motor Speech 201

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

  • More Than Words, It Takes Two To Talk, Learning Language And Loving It, and Talkability (Hanen)

  • Fluency 101

Each child is unique and will be provided a full Speech, Language, and Communication Assessment in order to determine appropriate goals and the best course of intervention.

Our Speech and Language Pathologists

Elana Magder, M.A. Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist

Leah Lomiansky, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist

Rochel Rabinowitz, M.H.Sc, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist

Shana Elman, M.Sc.SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist
Naomi Tenenbaum, M.H.Sc. Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist
Sari Mandell Birnboim, MS-Sp, CCC, Reg CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist

Brianna Stein, M.S., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Speech Language Pathologist

Kari Capson, B.Sc Kin., C.D.A.,
Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA), Therapy Clinic Administrative Assistant