OUR TEAM

 
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ROBIN WALKER

Robin Walker is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Robin was born and raised in Northern Ontario and is the mother of two children. She has been practising in Sault Ste. Marie since 2000, and works with preschoolers, school-aged children, and teens with a variety of communication delays and disorders. In addition to assessment and direct treatment, Robin has extensive experience providing education and training to parents and educators.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics / Child Studies, 
    Brock University - 1997

  • Master of Science, Human Communication Disorders,
     Dalhousie University - 2000

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (OSLA)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Ontario Association of Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)

  • VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children

Additional training & certifications

  • Hanen Certified Program Leader:
    - It Takes Two to Talk
    - More Than Words
    - Target Word
    - Learning Language & Loving It

  • Professional Training in Auditory-Verbal Studies & Practice (Level 1, 2 & 3)

  • Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) - Level 1

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Relationship Development Intervention® (RDI®), Consultant in Training


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LIZA SUHANIC

Speech Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience, Liza Suhanic has worked in the field of communication for more than four decades as a teacher, translator, and director of language programmes. Liza worked at the Group Health Centre In Sault Ste. Marie where she provided treatment to children, adolescents and adults. Liza's work with children focused on intervention for speech and language problems and on the development of literacy skills. In addition to her paediatric experience, Liza worked with adults experiencing voice problems. Currently Liza operates a private practice where she supports people who are dealing with communication difficulties. In her spare time Liza likes to garden, knit and visit with her grandchildren.

EDUCATION

  • Master's of Health Science, Speech-Language Pathology, Laurentian University - 1996

  • Undergraduate Studies, Psychology, Algoma University - 1993-1994

    • Undergraduate Studies, Linguistics, University of Toronto - 1987-1990

    • Graduate Studies, Political Science, University of Montreal - 1977-1980

    • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, York University - 1977

MEMBERSHIPS

  • College of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)

  • Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (OSLA)

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Additional training & certifications

  • Professional Training and Practice in Voice Assessment and Treatment

  • RAVE-O: Retrieval, Automaticity, Vocabulary, Engagement with Language, Orthography

  • Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering Intervention

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Hanen Certification:
    - TalkAbility
    - More Than Words
    - Target Word
    - Parents as Language Facilitators


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STEPHANIE SECONDI

Stephanie Secondi is an Occupational Therapist registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). Stephanie has experience working with children of a variety of ages, as well as adults. She integrates strengths-based and client-centred approaches into her assessment and treatment for her clients and is passionate about the dynamic and rewarding role of working as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Stephanie has experience implementing treatment plans pertaining to the development of sensory/self-regulation skills, fine motor/perceptual skills and self-care skills, as well as upper extremity development and equipment prescription, including seating and mobility. She is also trained as a yoga instructor and enjoys travelling, spending time in nature and exploring the beauty of Northern Ontario. Stephanie is very excited to be a member of The Speech Path team!

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, Honours Human Kinetics, University of Guelph - 2011

  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy, McGill University - 2015

MEMBERSHIPS

  • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)

  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)


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SUSAN MCILQUHAM

Susan McIlquham has a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) Graduate College Certificate from Georgian College. She recently relocated to Sault Ste Marie from Little Current, ON where she worked for over 10 years as a CDA for Health Sciences North in the Children’s Treatment Centre’s Rural Speech Services Program. She was part of a team providing speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy services to children of all ages and diverse needs in the elementary schools and high school on Manitoulin Island. Susan, her husband and four children have lived for the past 20 years in Northern Ontario where they all enjoy the many advantages of Northern life.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Anthropology,

    St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS – 1989

  • Communicative Disorders Assistant Ontario Graduate College Certificate (Honours), The Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Orillia, Ontario – 2007

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada

  • Canadian Down Syndrome Society

  • Sault Ste Marie Down Syndrome Society


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MURRAY CLARK

Murray Clark is a retired teacher and Special Education & Resource Teacher with many years of experience working with children with Autism and other developmental differences. He enjoys sharing the gift of music with children of all ages, and helping them to engage and communicate through music. Murray will be assisting with our small group intervention programs.


 

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MIKAELA CAPUTO

Mikaela Caputo is a recent 2019 Western University graduate receiving a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Linguistics and a Minor in Health Science. She was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario where she is going back to school at Sault College this fall for Health Care Administration. Mikaela is eager to learn more about the field of communication disorders and she is excited to be a volunteer at The Speech Path!

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics (Major) / Health Science (Minor), Western University – 2019