Pathways Therapy is very happy to announce that Rachel McDonald, Heather Kleihauer and Jenna Cheeseman have joined our Speech Therapy Team! Rachel and Jenna are registered Speech Language Pathologists who provide Speech Therapy, Language Therapy and communication support to children.
Rachel is a Speech-Language Pathologist who also works part-time in our schools working with children on their articulation (sound production, or commonly described as pronunciation) and other areas. She has experience and extra training in Hanen approaches for young children, voice and fluency (stuttering). Rachel has a passion for professional and quality servies! She is currently available to Pathways Therapy on Fridays.
Heather is an experienced therapist who provides part-time SLP services at KidsAbility. She is available to us on Monday afternoons/after schools. Heather comes with a wealth of extra coursework and experience!
Jenna is experienced in providing preschool language and speech programs, as well as school age articulation and language. She also works daytimes in local schools providing articulation, fluency and voice services. Jenna is a strong therapist with a dedication to children and families! We are pleased to announce that Jenna will be working with us on Thursday evenings.
If you are looking for a Speech Therapist, call our office or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you suspect that your child might be struggling in an area of speech and/or language and would like some clarity around what is happening for your child, we strongly recommend you consider a speech assessment.
A Speech Language Pathologist is a professional who works with kids to determine if they are having more difficulty with speech or language than is expected at their age. A speech assessment can help determine if your child is experiencing speech and language issues such as:
- Pronouncing words
- Understanding spoken language
- Organizing and formulating spoken language
- Organizing and formulating written language (If your child is struggling in school, this is an important piece to consider)
- Speaking fluently (getting words out with appropriate speed and pace, such as help with stuttering)
- Early literacy, understanding how sounds combine to make words
Please contact Pathways Therapy for additional information regarding Speech and Language Therapy or to book an appointment with one of our Speech Language Pathologists, Rachel McDonald, Jenna Cheeseman, Tanya Elliot, or Melanie Gravel.