Team

Angelina Pinhasov
Speech-Language Pathologist
Hons. B.A., M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Angelina is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She is also a summa cum laude graduate of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree from York University, specializing in Psychology.

Angelina is dedicated to providing evidence-based and family-centered care to maximize a client's communicative potential. Her clinical experience includes providing assessment, consultation, treatment, and parent training in client homes, daycares, public schools, hospitals, and community centers. She has worked with pediatric and adult clients in the areas of articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, motor speech, fluency/stuttering, literacy, voice, swallowing, and social-communication skills. Her range of experience includes assessing and treating individuals with various diagnoses and disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay, learning disability, dysarthria, apraxia, aphasia, and dementia, as well as implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools for clients with multi needs.

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Angelina uses a personalized and functional approach to therapy through collaboration with family members, health professionals, and the educational team. She is trained in Hanen's 'It Takes Two to Talk' program for early language development, 'Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1' for children with autism, 'Lidcombe Program' and 'Fluency Plus' for preschool and school-aged children with stuttering, as well as 'Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA)'.

Angelina can provide speech therapy services in English, Hebrew, and Russian.

Dain Hong
Speech-Language Pathologist
Hons. B.A., M.H.Sc., S-LP Reg. CASLPO

Dain is a CASLPO-registered speech-language pathologist. She received from the University of Toronto both a Master’s of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Education.

Dain’s clinical experience has gained depth through work in hospitals, clinics, schools, and through teletherapy. Her expertise lies in fluency intervention, articulation training, and social communication coaching.

Dain has travelled to over 20 countries, some in which she taught English, provided speech therapy and delivered a conference presentation. Her exposure to various languages and cultures has honed her awareness to articulatory differences and interaction styles. These diverse influences have equipped Dain to respond effectively to the varying needs of clients in Ontario.

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Through years of practice as a SLP, Dain has become efficient in prioritizing goals, maximizing session value, and designing relevant home practice for continued progress. She also actively explores innovative evidence-based approaches through regular professional development opportunities, and discovers new techniques through reflective practice.

Dain is proficient in Korean, in addition to English, and can provide services in both languages.

Eliana Zalcman
Speech-Language Pathologist
Hons. B.A., M.H.Sc., S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Eliana received her Master of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto and is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Prior to that, Eliana graduated summa cum laude with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University.

Eliana's clinical experiences and training have allowed her to develop skills in assessing and treating children and adults with various speech, language and swallowing disorders. Specifically, Eliana has clinical experience in the areas of receptive and expressive language delay, articulation/phonology, english pronunciation training, motor speech, literacy, social communication skills and swallowing. Additionally, she has training in Hanen's "It Takes Two to Talk" - a family-focused early language intervention program, as well PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) - a tactile-kinesthetic approach to speech therapy.

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Eliana is passionate about helping clients and their families reach their communication goals and strives to provide fun and personalized sessions. She is bilingual and can provide therapy services in English and Spanish.

Gabriella Baldwin
Speech-Language Pathologist
MS, CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Gabriella is a certified bilingual (English and Russian) Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Master of Science at Adelphi University in New York and completed her Bachelor of Arts at Queens College in New York as well. Additionally, she completed the Bilingual Extension Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) as well as the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Gabriella is passionate about creating client and family-centered therapy to help motivate and support everyone to achieve their goals. She enjoys working with children of all ages and uses evidence-based practice in her therapy to help clients reach their communication goals, and carryover their newly acquired skills into their everyday lives.

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Gabriella has experience working with phonological disorders, articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language delays, vocabulary building, pragmatic skills, and tailors therapy to each child's individual needs.

Angela
Administrator Assistant
Health Sciences, McMaster University

Angela holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree from McMaster University. During her undergraduate education, she was involved with several research projects related to dysphagia and swallowing impairments, which sparked her interest for the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Angela is passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of those she interacts with. She finds volunteering very fulfilling and has volunteered with many organizations, including hospitals, after-school programs, and tutored children in reading.

Mostly recently, Angela has worked administratively supporting local clinics. She has prior experience managing scheduling, addressing client questions and concerns, and ensuring timely communication. As the first person most people interact with when contacting the office, Angela strives to make sure clients have a positive experience engaging with the clinic.

Danya Hiob
Speech-Language Pathologist
B.A., M.Sc.(A.), S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Danya has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC, and a Master of Science (Applied) in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University. She has been working as a speech-language pathologist since 2016, and has been providing virtual therapy services since 2020. Her professional background involves working with a wide range of ages (from school aged children to older adults) and communication issues, including articulation of speech sounds, language delay, social communication skills (notably with clients on the autism spectrum), literacy, stuttering, accent modification, professional speaking skills, and aphasia. Danya strives to tailor her therapy sessions to each client’s individual interests and needs. She is passionate about helping others improve their communication skills in ways that will have a meaningful, practical impact on their daily lives.

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Danya has completed training for stuttering in the Lidcombe Program and the ISTAR Comprehensive Stuttering Program, as well as training in the Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA) approach. She also has a background in editing, and appreciates being exposed to new languages. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going for walks in nature, playing guitar and singing, and spending time with friends and family.

Julie Cohn
Speech-Language Pathologist
B.A., M.Cl.Sc, S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Julie Cohn is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist and is certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, an accreditation which indicates that Julie has met the standard of knowledge set by SLPs across Canada. Julie holds a Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Science from the University of British Columbia.

Julie has presented her work at such venues as the Internationally Educated Professionals Conference, and has contributed poster presentations at conferences among researchers in the Speech-Language Pathology field.

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Julie has also participated a variety of workshops, including Bystander Intervention Training, UnConference at the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion, Fostering 2SLGBTQIA Inclusive Environments, The Toronto Voice Course, and the Art Heals Health Heals Art Symposium.

Julie’s current and prior practice include intervention in the areas of articulation/accent modification, voice, fluency, professional communication, language rehabilitation, and swallowing. Julie has worked in a variety of settings, including various hospitals, clinics, school boards, and in private practice.

Additionally, Julie has over 30 years’ training and experience as a professional actor, director, play and screen writer, and theatre creator. In her leisure time, Julie enjoys skiing, travelling, trying new foods, and dancing.

Charla-Maye Cooper
Speech-Language Pathologist
Hons. B.A., M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Charla-Maye is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. She graduated with a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also graduated with a certificate in Speech and language Sciences from Brock University and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Communication Management with a minor in Marketing from Saint Leo University (Florida).

Charla-Maye began her career in British Columbia in 2017 where she has worked with adults and children with various diagnoses including Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, William’s Syndrome etc.

Her clinical experience includes a broad range of areas such as language facilitation, fluency, speech sound disorders, swallowing, acquired language disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), social communication, english pronunciation training and apraxia of speech.

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She has received additional training in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA), Lidcombe through the Montreal Fluency Centre for children 6 and under with fluency disorders, and in the Comprehensive Stuttering Program through the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) for school - aged to adult clients. She is also trained in Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) level 1 to support clients with motor speech disorders and is certified by Hanen for both "More Than Words" and "It Takes Two To Talk."

Charla-Maye enjoys partnering with families and individuals to empower them to reach their communication goals especially through learning strategies they can apply in everyday life.

Charla-Maye is a fluent speaker of English and she also speaks Jamaican Patois. She is available for virtual services anywhere within Ontario.

Dania Awartani
Speech-Language Pathologist
BA, MSc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Dania is a dedicated bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist. She is registered with CASLPO and based in Ontario. Dania holds an honours BA in Cognitive Science and Linguistics from the University of Toronto and an MSc in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. Proficient in both English and Arabic, she hopes to bridge linguistic and cultural gaps by offering therapy services in both English and Arabic.

Her clinical experience encompasses a wide range of clinical settings and client populations, including working on communication with very young children in early intervention, targeting specific sounds in school-age clients, and incorporating a palliative lens with critically ill patients at the end-of-life. Dania’s professional journey has driven her to seek experiences with SLPs globally, and she has had the privilege of learning from and and working alongside SLPs based in four countries, including an English-Arabic bilingual SLP in the UAE. Her varied experiences have spurred her passion for providing culturally-informed and neuro-affirmative therapy that embraces and accounts for each client and their family's unique background and needs. She looks forward to learning more about her clients and supporting them in reaching their goals.

Hailey Gamazo-Paredes
Communicative Disorders Assistant
BA, CDA

Hailey earned her bachelor of arts degree in Linguistics at York University. She then completed a graduate certificate of Communicative Disorders Assistant at Durham College.

While completing her graduate certificate Hailey gained plenty of experience working with many pre-school to school aged children. She has assisted and provided unsupervised sessions both in person and virtually. Hailey has supported children reaching their goals for early language and articulations. She has also worked with many neurodivergent individuals using AAC to reach their social communication goals.

Hailey’s approach to therapy is for the session to be client led and play-based in a positive environment. This ensures her clients are comfortable, and remain motivated while she supports them with their goals.

Megan Swim Escobar
Communicative Disorders Assistant
B.A.Sc (Hons), CDA, Reg. CDAAC, RECE

Megan obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science with an Undergraduate Degree in Child Youth and Family from the University of Guelph, a minor in psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University, as well as her Communicative Disorders Assistant Graduate Certificate from Georgian College. Megan is registered with the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) and is a registered Early Childhood Educator.

Megan is well versed in working with neurodivergent children and adults in a variety of settings, including: a communicative disorders assistant, academic tutor, swim instructor, and piano teacher. With experience with in-home speech and language therapy, clinic, early intervention, and virtual services, Megan has gained experience providing therapy treatments related to early language, articulation, literacy, and language development. Megan also has experience providing treatment for adults with developmental disabilities through virtual Sensory Communication Programs and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) programs.

Megan is passionate about creating engaging therapy experiences for every individual and their family. Megan looks forward to providing meaningful therapy services to children and their families to support their communication goals.

Embree Yip
Speech-Language Pathology Assitant
B.A.Sc

Embree has an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She has 2.5 years of experience working with verbal and non-verbal children and youth on the spectrum providing ABA Therapy in centers, virtual, as well as 1:1 sessions. Embree has since been trained as a Speech Therapy provider and is passionate about using her knowledge and experience to support children in meeting their speech and language goals. Embree has experience providing therapy treatment related to fluency, articulation disorders, early language, narratives, oral motor difficulties, voice therapy, AAC devices and more. She is very passionate about working with individuals of all ages and incorporating her knowledge of ABA into her approach to Speech Therapy to better support her clients.

Embree strives to build a warm, comfortable and fun teaching environment for clients and looks forward to building a professional and personal relationship with the families. She uses a client-led and play-based approach to help motivate naturalistic learning. Embree is highly appreciated for her patience, empathy, objectivity and attention to detail. She hopes to further pursue her graduate studies for Speech-Language Pathology.

Embree is fluent in English, French and Cantonese.

Shiyannie Waran
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Hons. B.Sc.

Shiyannie received an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, double majoring in Human Biology and Health Studies from the University of Toronto. In her journey as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Shiyannie has a wide range of experience in areas including articulation/phonology, language delay, receptive and expressive language, literacy, social-communication, voice, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and more. She has extensive experience providing treatment to pediatric and adult clients in various settings, including client homes, clinics, long-term centers, daycares, and virtually.

Shiyannie strives to provide individualized and inclusive care to help each client achieve their speech goals. She collaborates closely with clients, their families, and relevant professionals to ensure the ongoing success of her clients. Shiyannie is known to be an enthusiastic and compassionate individual dedicated to helping clients reach their full potential by incorporating their interests and preferences. Her combination of culturally informed, client-led and play-based approach to therapy fosters a positive, supportive, and meaningful experience for all clients. Shiyannie is driven by a strong passion to create positive change, motivating each client to reach and exceed their speech goals.

Shiyannie can provide speech therapy services in English and Tamil.

Kira Rosenbloom
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
B.Sc (Hons), B.Sc

Kira is an innovative and engaging Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She is a current Masters Candidate in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto and soon to be SLP! She discovered that Speech Therapy was a natural expression of her passion for communication, languages and health sciences while participating in York University’s Kinesiology and Psychology double degree program.

She has had the pleasure of learning about speech and language through various mediums, across diverse populations; Working with the adult population at the Aphasia Institute supporting adults with Aphasia, and working with the DeafBlind population at the Canadian Helen Keller Centre, providing services in American Sign Language (ASL), Tactile ASL and 2-Hand Manual. She has experience supporting speech therapies with children, focussing on communication for Autistic children, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), literacy skills, articulation (speech sounds), play based therapies and language development for bilingual/multilingual children. Kira also had the opportunity to work with Indigenous children in Northern Ontario where she supported speech and language services on reserves focusing on bilingual development in Anishinaabemowin and English.

Kira provides services in English, French and American Sign Language. Her goal is to empower those facing communication barriers to lead lives with connection and autonomy.

Nada Iqbal
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
B.A

Nada holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Linguistics from York University. She has a keen interest in cognitive and developmental language acquisition as well as phonetics and phonology.

Nada’s professional experience includes working with children ranging from ASD, articulation difficulties, and speech delay, to adults with Strokes, TBI and Spinal Cord Injuries. In addition, she has experience treating dysphagia in a rehabilitation setting.

Nada strives to provide a warm, safe and happy space for clients to engage and enjoy their sessions. Using cultural awareness, patience and empathy is integral to her therapeutic approach.

Nada is fluent in English and French and has novice knowledge in Spanish and Arabic.

Michela Luba
Communicative Disorders Assistant
Hons. B.A, CDA

Michela Luba holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from York University and is currently pursuing a Communicative Disorders Assistant certificate from Georgian College. She has experience providing both virtual and in-person therapy to the paediatric population, focusing on articulation, literacy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), receptive and expressive language skills, social communication, and early language intervention.

During her student placement at a paediatric speech clinic, Michela gained invaluable experience working with children aged 18 months to 18 years. She facilitated therapy sessions, conducted parent training, and built strong relationships with families. Additionally, Michela has volunteered with March of Dimes Canada, working with adults with Aphasia.

Michela is known for her nurturing nature and passion for children which allows her to be a dedicated  clinician, committed to creating tailored sessions that address the unique needs of each client, fostering an environment where children feel comfortable and motivated to achieve their communication goals. In her personal time, Michela enjoys spending time with her family, being active outdoors, and traveling.

Cassandra
Communicative Disorders Assistant
B.A

Cassandra is a dedicated Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) with a passion for helping individuals reach their full communicative potential. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Family and Community Social Services and a Social Service Worker Diploma from the University of Guelph-Humber.

She then went on to obtain her Communicative Disorders Assistant Graduate Certificate from Durham College. Cassandra has had valuable experience working with children with Autism as an Instructor Therapist. She also has experience as a CDA helping school-aged children achieve articulation goals and treating speech sound disorders.

Cassandra is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care to her clients. She works closely with families to ensure each client receives care tailored to their unique needs.

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