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Speech-Language Pathologists

Caterina Minaudo - Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Sc. SLP (C), Reg. CASLPO

Caterina Minaudo is a registered speech-language pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. She is certified with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC), an internationally recognized organization whose accreditation indicates that she has met the standard of knowledge set by SLPs across Canada. Caterina is also a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (OSLA). Caterina completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree at the University of Alberta. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science (majoring in Biology and Psychology) from the University of Toronto.

Caterina’s clinical experience includes a range of community, clinic and hospital work. She has provided services as part of a multidisciplinary team providing adult assessment and intervention in a stroke rehabilitation outpatient unit. Caterina has an interest in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and has experience programming and training adult clients and care partners on how to use these devices. She additionally serves the pediatric population both in clinic and school populations. She is a Hanen certified More Than Words® instructor and has non-violent crisis prevention training. Caterina provides services to clients within the Greater Toronto area.

Dayna Maitre - Speech-Language Pathologist


Dayna Maitre received her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a Minor in Psychology. Dayna is a registered Speech Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario, as well as with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dayna has clinical experience with pediatric and adult assessment and treatment of a wide range of areas of Speech Language Pathology. She has provided services in acute care, short term rehabilitation care, long term rehabilitation care, outpatient, and preschool settings. She has treated clients in group and individual settings, as well as co-treatments with other disciplines. Dayna spent over 2 years in a skilled rehabilitation facility providing assessment and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders to adults with strokes, head injuries, and dementia.

At Rehab First, Dayna is enthusiastic about her profession, and dedicated to helping her clients. Dayna provides services in all areas of Speech-Language Pahthology to the Windsor-Essex County area.


Jessica Howell - Speech-Language Pathologist (C)


Jessica graduated Summa Cum Laude from McMaster University with an Honours degree in the Cognitive Science of Language program in 2013.  Two years later she graduated with a Master of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (UWO). Jessica is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), and is also a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and the Ontario Association of SLP and Audiologists (OSLA).  

Through clinical placements and job experiences, Jessica has provided assessment and treatment to patients in complex continuing care, acute care, rehabilitation, adult outpatients, preschool, and clients in the community setting. Over the
course of her career, Jessica has designed and implemented individual and group therapy plans for patients who have aphasia, motor speech disorders, dysphagia, voice disorders, fluency disorders, brain injuries, neurodegenerative diseases, and developmental language disorders. She previously worked with the Sask. Central Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Team and the Adult Speech and Language Centre through Saskatoon City Hospital offering assessment and coordinating services for clients with brain injury and voice disorders.  She also worked in the community providing subcontracted services to the Toronto Central and Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Networks. Jessica’s experiences have given her a wide range of skills that enable her to provide excellent holistic care for patients with complex cases with Rehab First in the London and surrounding areas.


Joanne Brotman - Speech-Language Pathologist

M. Cl. Sc. SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Joanne Brotman is a registered speech-language pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She has earned her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario, after completing her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology at Carleton University. She is based in the Hamilton and surrounding area at Rehab First Inc.

Joanne’s clinical experience includes working in the acute care hospital setting providing the assessment and management of a variety of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders in the adult and geriatric population. Joanne also acts as a resource for her clients and their families in order to promote awareness of communication strategies for the re-integration of individuals into their communities.

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