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Speech-Language Pathologists

 

Jessica Chrapko – Speech-Language Pathologist

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

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 certified 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.
 

Jessica Kennedy – Speech-Language Pathologist

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

Jessica Kennedy is a speech-language pathologist registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).  Jessica completed a Bachelor of Honours Life Science degree from McMaster.  She then went on to obtain her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario.


Jessica has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including: medically complex inpatient rehabilitation, palliative care, outpatient services, expanded level augmentative and alternative communication clinic, children’s treatment centre, and schoolboard.  Jessica has worked with clients of all ages providing assessment and treatment of speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders, as well as social and cognitive communication difficulties.  Additionally, Jessica has experience assessing for and implementing alternative and augmentative communication systems for clients with developmental and acquired communication disorders.


Jessica is committed to working with clients and their families to help them achieve their goals and participate in life to the fullest.    

  

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.

 

Lindsey Trotter – Speech-Language Pathologist

MSc. Reg. CASLPO

Lindsey Trotter is a Speech-Language Pathologist registered to practice with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She has earned her Master of Health Science in Speech –Language Pathology at the University at McMaster Ontario, after completing her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Cognitive Science of Language at McMaster University.

Lindsey’s clinical experiences include assessment and treatment of children and adults in a variety of settings such as at a school board, children’s treatment center, hospital, and in the community. Lindsey works with individuals and families to meet communication and swallowing needs to participate fully and actively in everyday life.

 

Veronica Nikolica – Speech-Language Pathologist

M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Veronica is a qualified Speech-Language Pathologist with Rehab First and registered to practice with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Veronica obtained a Master of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (University of Western Ontario). Veronica obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Psychology at the University of Windsor. Veronica’s clinical experience supports a variety of populations including paediatric children, school-aged students, and adults with communication, articulation, accent modification, along with feeding and swallowing needs. A previous career as a reporter in broadcast journalism provided Veronica with extensive experience in the radio and television industry. Veronica graduated with a degree in Journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor. Listening to people’s stories and developing narratives is a passion for Veronica especially those experiencing life altering events who may need support in developing a new narrative.
 


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