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Lauren Reznick  M.S. CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Certified Basic DIRFloortime® Provider

Lauren Reznick received her bachelor degree in Psychology and Fine Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University.  She then went on to become a research assistant, working primarily with stroke and dementia patients at the University of Toronto Language Sciences Lab.  She pursued a degree in Communicative Disorders at Central Michigan University and then attended the University of Wisconsin, where she obtained a Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders. 

Lauren spent a number of years working on a multidisciplinary team, in St. Paul Minnesota, where she evaluated, treated and consulted with the paediatric population and their families.  Lauren's passion continues to be working on a multidisciplinary team, with the paediatric population. Lauren currently provides full time therapy services, and supervision at Lauren Reznick Therapy Services. She also provides consultation services for the TPAS and ABA Autism services and Intensive Treatment Services at Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre in Scarborough, Ellen Yack & Associates in Toronto, and at the Village BITO, in Vaughan.

Areas of special interest include: autism spectrum disorders, social communication, early language development, motor speech disorders, oral-motor development, and feeding.  

Andrea Chance  MCISc, S-LP(C) Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Andrea received her Bachelors of Health Sciences and Masters of Clinical Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario.  Andrea began her career providing swallowing and cognitive communication assessments to adults in hospital and home healthcare settings, in addition to articulation, voice and fluency intervention in schools.  She has previous experience in private practice with children with complex needs aiding in early language development, articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, oral motor speech difficulties,  and social communication development.  Andrea has received training in Introduction to PROMPT, It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words.  She has energetic enthusiasm working with preschool and school-aged populations.  Alongside her weekend clinical work at Lauren Reznick Therapy Services, Andrea currently works in schools providing school health support speech-language pathology services in articulation, fluency, and voice intervention.

Andrea's areas of special interest include:  articulation and motor speech disorders, fluency, voice disorders, and receptive and expressive language.

 

Amanda Baker  MClSc, S-LP (c) Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Amanda Baker received her Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and later went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.

In addition to working in private practice, where she values client-centered treatment plans and engaging children through therapeutic play to facilitate speech and language goals., Amanda also currently works for the Toronto District School Board on their Autism Team.  Working in a collaborative setting alongside Occupational Therapists, Psychologist, Social Workers, Teachers, ABA Facilitators, Training Assistants and Child and Youth Counsellors, Amanda provides effective and appropriate classroom-based strategies for children with ASD.

Amanda is a Hanen Certified therapist with training in Learning Language and Loving it, Target Word and It Takes Two to Talk. She has also received ABA training through Surrey Place Centre. 

Amanda’s areas of special interest include: Articulation, Receptive and Expressive Language, Literacy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Social Communication. 

Jessica McLean B.F.A. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Jessica obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Honours Music at York University. She then attended Durham College to become a certified Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA). Jessica gained experience at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in the Communication and Writing Aids Services, where she became familiar with many Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices. Her AAC experience also includes teaching sign language classes to preschool children at local daycares. She currently teaches piano to children ages 4 - 17, which she has been doing for over 7 years. Once a week, Jessica volunteers her time in the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital.

Jessica is excited to continue expanding her knowledge as a CDA through hands on training, workshop development and research. Her areas of special interest include music and speech groups, AAC, social communication, articulation, and phonology.