Shea Thompsen, MS, R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Shea Thompsen is a senior S-LP at the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR). Her main role is as a clinician but she enjoys coordinating adult, teen and children’s intensives. Shea frequently co-presents the Lidcombe Program workshop within western Canada. She is trained in the Comprehensive Stuttering Program, Lidcombe Program, Camperdown Program and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

Rebecca Affoo, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Rebecca H. Affoo is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. Her research focuses on the following two areas: 1) developing and implementing evidence-based teaching and learning practices in a graduate speech-language pathology program; and 2) characterizing key elements of oropharyngeal swallowing, oral health and salivary secretion in older adults.
 

Managing Dysphagia in Long-Term Care: Taking a Comprehensive Approach

Saturday 05/09

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Lisa Archibald, PhD

Lisa Archibald is an associate professor at Western University. Recently, she has focused on school-based collaborations between S-LPs and educators, and has been part of an international team of researchers and stakeholders considering terminology and profile for children with an unexplained, persistent language disorder known as developmental language disorder (DLD).

Cross Canada Curriculum on Developmental Language Disorder

Saturday 05/09

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Criteria and Crucial Conversations About Developmental Language Disorder

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Emily Balkam, M.Sc., S-LP(C)

Emily Balkam is a senior instructor and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (Speech-Language Pathology) at Dalhousie University’s school of communication sciences and disorders (SCSD). She is responsible for teaching the Introduction to Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and Clinical Methods courses at SCSD, as well as organizing, coordinating and evaluating the clinical education component of the speech-language pathology program. 


 

Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being: Accommodations for Equitable and Accessible Learning in Clinical Placements

Thursday 05/07

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Emily Banzet, Manager of Communications and Marketing at SAC

Emily Banzet is the Manager of Communications and Marketing at Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). Prior to joining SAC, Emily worked for 10 years on Parliament Hill in various communication roles, including as a Media Relations Officer for the Office of the Prime Minister and as the Director of Communications for the Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. This experience makes Emily well suited to help professionals understand how best to tailor their message to a wide variety of audiences, including key decision-makers.  

Advocacy & Speech-Language Pathology: How Can You Be a Change-Maker?

Thursday 05/07

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Emily Barrett, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C)

Emily completed her M.H.Sc. in speech-language pathology at the University of Toronto. She worked as an S-LP for 8 years, first at London Health Sciences Centre followed by St. Michael’s Hospital, and has used both FEES and VFSS. Emily is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Lab. 
 

Videofluoroscopy Interpretation: How to Differentiate Normal and Abnormal Swallowing Function

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Daniel Bérubé, PhD, Reg. CASLPO

Daniel Bérubé is a speech-language pathologist and assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at the University of Ottawa. Recently, he collaborated on an international cross-linguistic project in phonological development and a Health Canada project assessing the oral language and pre-literacy skills of bilingual French-English children.

Cross Canada Curriculum on Developmental Language Disorder

Saturday 05/09

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

A Nonlinear Metric for Phonological Assessment Applied to Multisyllabic Words

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Vincent Bourassa Bédard, MPO, PhD Candidate

Vincent Bourassa Bédard is a speech-language pathologist and a PhD candidate at the Université de Montréal under the supervision of Natacha Trudeau and Andrea A.N. MacLeod. His research focuses on word-finding difficulties among French-speaking children. Vincent is also interested in the delivery of inclusive services to the LGBTQ+ community.

Cultural Competence: Providing Inclusive Services to the LGBTQ+ Population

Saturday 05/09

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Discourse Analyses in the Assessment of Monolingual and Bilingual Children

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Keara Boyce, M.Sc. Candidate

Keara, the SAC Director-Student (2019-2020), is finishing her second year at the school of communication sciences and disorders (SCSD) at Dalhousie University. As co-chair of the diversity committee and a student advocacy/inclusion advisor at SCSD, Keara advocates for cultural and linguistic diversity, equity and inclusion in education and health care.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Professional Practice

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Christie Brien, PhD

Christie Brien’s doctorate investigated bilingual language processing strategies. Her ongoing postdoctoral research aims to improve the accessibility of information at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. As the new Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator at the uOttawa Living Lab (Canada Science and Technology Museum), she will communicate childhood development research to the public.

Issues in the Accessibility of Written Information in Public Spaces

Thursday 05/07

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Françoise Brosseau-Lapré is an assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences at Purdue University. Her research is funded through the National Institutes of Health. Her main research interests focus on how speech perception impacts speech production and interacts with language factors in children with speech sound disorder.

Service Delivery Models for Children with Speech Sound Disorders: Beyond Speech Production

Thursday 05/07

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Caitlin Buchel, R.SLP, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C)

Caitlin Buchel is the owner and managing clinician at Buchel Speech & Language Group, a private speech-language pathology practice serving Manitoba and Northern Ontario. Founded in 2011, the practice has grown to include 12 clinicians providing full-time, part-time and casual services. They see patients of all ages who face various communication disorders.

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s (S-LP) Role in Medical Assistance in Dying

Friday 05/08

10:00 am - 11:30 am

The 3 M’s: From Mentee to Mentor to Management

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Wenonah Campbell, PhD

Wenonah Campbell is an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program in the school of rehabilitation science and a scientist at CanChild, both at McMaster University. Wenonah's work focuses on studying school-based models of service delivery, including models that incorporate tiered services and universal design for learning.

Tiered Service Delivery in Schools: Advancing Evidence and Practice

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Alexandra Carling, PhD

Alexandra is the Director of Professional Practice and Quality Assurance at the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She led the project to develop clinical reasoning as part of the quality assurance program. Alexandra has also been involved with Ontario Ministry of Health’s Advisory Group for MAiD.

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s (S-LP) Role in Medical Assistance in Dying

Friday 05/08

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Clinical Reasoning: Developing a Remediation Program to Help Practicing Professionals

Thursday 05/07

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Sarah Chapman-Jay, S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Sarah is an advisor of professional practice and quality assurance at the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. She is a speech-language pathologist and has been working for the last 32 years in Niagara, Ontario. Sarah worked with Alexandra Carling on the clinical reasoning project for CASLPO’s quality assurance program.

Clinical Reasoning: Developing a Remediation Program to Help Practicing Professionals

Thursday 05/07

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Laurence Charest, M.Sc.S

Laurence Charest est orthophoniste et professionnelle de recherche (laboratoire « Communication et vieillissement » du Dr Yves Joanette, CRIUGM). Depuis 2014, elle participe à l’élaboration, à la validation, à la normalisation et à la diffusion du i-MEL fr. 
 

i-MEL fr : une batterie d’évaluation des troubles acquis de la communication chez l’adulte

Friday 05/08

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Monique Charest, PhD, R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Dr. Monique Charest is an assistant professor in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Alberta. Her two primary areas of research focus are the assessment and identification of language difficulties in children, and understanding the cognitive process that support children’s word and sentence production.

Language Difficulties in the Preschool Years: Developmental Trajectories and Considerations in Identifying Risk for Developmental Language Disorder

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Patricia L. Cleave, PhD, S-LP(C)

Dr. Patricia L. Cleave is a professor at Dalhousie University. Her research interests focus on the language and literacy skills of children with DLD and Down syndrome. Her work has included treatment efficacy studies and studies into the nature of monolingual and bilingual language development in these populations.
 

Discourse Analyses in the Assessment of Monolingual and Bilingual Children

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Rebecca Cliffe-Polacco, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C)

Rebecca (Becky) Cliffe Polacco is a speech-language pathologist who graduated from the University of Toronto. Since graduation, she has worked in both research and clinical roles within the hospital setting. She is currently the Manager of Rehabilitation for the Integrated Stroke Unit and Wellness House adult day program at Joseph Brant Hospital.

Managing Dysphagia in Long-Term Care: Taking a Comprehensive Approach

Saturday 05/09

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Andrea Coke, OCT, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C)

Andrea Coke earned her B.Ed. at York University and her M.H.Sc. at the University of Toronto. Her focus is on early identification and intervention. Andrea is the chief speech-language pathologist for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto. She presents widely on inclusive education and collaborative practice.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Professional Practice

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Barbara Collier, Reg. CASLPO, F. ISAAC

Barbara is Director of Communication Disabilities Access Canada. She is a Fellow of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and recipient of the 2016 David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility. In 2019 she received the honours of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. 
 

Supporting People With Communication Disabilities to Exercise Legal Capacity

Friday 05/08

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Dr. Paola Colozzo, PhD, RSLP, S-LP(C)

Dr. Paola Colozzo is a bilingual (French and English) speech‐language pathologist and an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. Her research focuses on supporting the language and communication development of children with developmental disabilities, as well as developmental relationships between language and cognition.
 

The Inaugural “CJSLPA Day”: Priority Research Topics and Fostering Clinical Research Partnerships

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cross Canada Curriculum on Developmental Language Disorder

Saturday 05/09

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Pamela Coulter, M.Sc.

Pamela Coulter is a speech-language pathologist in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She started her career as a communicative disorders assistant in 2007, and later earned her master’s degree in 2018. She is the owner of Shoreline Speech Therapy, a small group private practice.

The 3 M’s: From Mentee to Mentor to Management

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

BJ Cunningham, PhD, Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)

BJ Cunningham is an assistant professor in the school of communication sciences and disorders at Western University. Her program of research explores communicative participation outcomes in preschoolers with speech-language impairments. It includes practice-based research and integrated knowledge translation to improve programs and services for preschoolers with communication difficulties and disorders.
 

Cross Canada Curriculum on Developmental Language Disorder

Saturday 05/09

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Olivia Daub, M.Sc., M.Cl.Sc., PhD Candidate

Olivia Daub is a PhD candidate at Western University who is also completing clinical training in speech-language pathology. She is interested in spoken language development in children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing and the role of knowledge translation principles in test development. Her dissertation work focuses on a practice-based research project with the Ontario Infant Hearing Program.

Research for Practice: Embracing the Power of Partnership

Thursday 05/07

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Lyne Defoy, M.O.A., orthophoniste, membre de l’OOAQ

Lyne Defoy, M.O.A., orthophoniste, membre de l’OOAQ, pratique comme clinicienne spécialisée en troubles de la voix au CHU de Québec-Université Laval. Mme Defoy agit à titre de formatrice, experte et mentor pour les orthophonistes s’intéressant à l’évaluation et la rééducation de la voix. Elle participe aussi à la recherche clinique.
 

La communauté de pratique: un moyen d’améliorer les pratiques orthophoniques?

Friday 05/08

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Anaïs Deleuze, MPO, O(C) 

Anaïs Deleuze est orthophoniste et professionnelle de recherche (laboratoire « Communication et vieillissement » du Dr Yves Joanette, CRIUGM). Depuis 2012, elle coordonne l’élaboration, la validation, la normalisation et la diffusion du i-MEL fr, une batterie informatisée d’évaluation des troubles acquis du langage et de la communication.

i-MEL fr : une batterie d’évaluation des troubles acquis de la communication chez l’adulte

Friday 05/08

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Chantal Desmarais, PhD

Chantal Desmarais is a speech-language pathologist and professor at l’Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. After graduating from McGill University, she worked as an S-LP in both French and English in Ottawa, Vancouver, Québec City and in Madison, Wisconsin. Since completing her PhD, she has taught and carried out research activities focus that focus on language impairment in children with a special interest in intervention. She collaborates with clinicians on most of her research projects, including the one she is presenting today.
 

Research-School Collaboration to Support Adolescents With Developmental Language Disorder

Thursday 05/07

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP

Natalie Douglas is an associate professor at Central Michigan University. Her research aims to advance best, person-centered practices in communication interventions for people with dementia, aphasia and other acquired communication disorders in adults. She additionally works to empower local health-care teams through applying principles of implementation science.

Person-Centered Strategies for Cognitive-Communication Disorders of Dementia

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Robbyn Draimin, M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Robbyn is a speech-language pathologist at the Aphasia Institute in Toronto, Ontario. In the past, she has worked in acute care and rehabilitation. She studied speech-language pathology at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Her interests include working with people with aphasia, teaching, training and advocacy for communicative access.
 

Supported Conversation for Adults With Aphasia (SCA™): Methods, Practice, Applications

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Lynn Ellwood, B.Sc. (CD), M.H.Sc., MBA, Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)

Lynn Ellwood is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (UT). Her primary teaching and research activities address best practices for clinical education curriculum, clinical placement planning and international clinical internships. Lynn’s professional activities include service in private practice and on her provincial regulatory college council. She presents to local, national and international audiences on topics relating to clinical education.  
 

Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being: Accommodations for Equitable and Accessible Learning in Clinical Placements

Thursday 05/07

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Assessing Entry-To-Practice Competencies: The Changing Canadian Clinical Education Landscape

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Judy Fuhrman, MS, CCC-SLP

Judy Fuhrman has varied therapeutic experience including rehabilitative, clinical, itinerant and classroom settings. Her expertise is in higher order language function and its relationship to literacy. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands and works as a Staff Development Specialist for literacy intervention, preschool to high school, in California. 
 

Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Thursday 05/07

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Robin Gaines, PhD, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Robin Gaines is a speech-language pathologist and clinical researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. She has 30 years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum. Robin is a regional specialist for the Autism Navigator Early Social Interaction program developed by Dr. Amy Wetherby and colleagues at Florida State University.

Early Intervention Changes Developmental Trajectories for Young Children With Suspected ASD

Friday 05/08

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Justine Hamilton, M.Cl.Sc., MBA, Reg. CASLPO

Justine Hamilton is Director of Clinical Education and an assistant professor in McMaster’s speech-language pathology program. She has a passion for innovative learning and teaching methods, effective and meaningful outcome measurement and collaborative teamwork. Together, these interests form key ingredients in the successful implementation of McMaster’s new problem-based learning curriculum.

Assessing Entry-To-Practice Competencies: The Changing Canadian Clinical Education Landscape

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Farha Hussain, M.Sc.A.

Farha Hussain is an S-LP who primarily works with Deaf and hard of hearing youth at the Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Center. She recently completed a specialised knowledge exchange at Gallaudet University. She is a clinical educator and affiliate faculty member of the SCSD, McGill University; a professional researcher at Université de Montreal; and a member of the SAC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Professional Practice

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Samantha Jansen, M.S.Ed., Reg. CASLPO

Samantha Jansen has worked as a speech-language pathologist for more than 8 years and currently works at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) in Ontario. During her acute care career she has participated in countless end-of-life discussions with patients and families, so diving into the world of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) felt like a natural extension of her practice. Samantha has been working with the MAiD team since its inception in June 2016 and has been the consulting S-LP in their interdisciplinary framework. Two years ago, she obtained a part-time role as the MAiD coordinator, which allowed her the privilege of working with many more patients and caregivers in their end-of-life journey. Over these 3+ years, Samantha has participated in assessments with physicians to facilitate communication during these difficult conversations and has demonstrated the value of having an S-LP as part of the MAiD team.
 

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s (S-LP) Role in Medical Assistance in Dying

Friday 05/08

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird, PhD, S-LP(C)

Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird is a professor in communication sciences and disorders at Dalhousie University and a certified speech-language pathologist. The main focus of her research is in the area of cultural and linguistic diversity and bilingualism, including children with ASD and Down syndrome.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Professional Practice

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Jennifer Kent-Walsh, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

Dr. Kent-Walsh is the Interim Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the Director of the FAAST Assistive Technology Demonstration Center, and the Associate Dean of Research in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Her areas of expertise include augmentative and alternative communication, language development/disorders and intervention. Dr. Kent-Walsh is a member of the Editorial Team for the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
 

The Inaugural “CJSLPA Day”: Priority Research Topics and Fostering Clinical Research Partnerships

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Chantal Lessard, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Chantal Lessard is a speech-language pathologist and clinical researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). She is a member of the interprofessional feeding team and is also a Coordinator with the division of development and rehabilitation at CHEO.    
 

Motivating the Challenged Eater to Expand Food Choices

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Holly Lomheim, MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Holly Lomheim is the Clinic Director of the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR). Her interests include delivering evidence-based stuttering treatment and providing professional training for clinicians. She is trained in the Comprehensive Stuttering Program, the Lidcombe Program, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, the Camperdown Program and with the SpeechEasy® device.

Stuttering Support Strategies

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Georgia Malandraki is an associate professor of speech, language and hearing sciences and biomedical engineering at Purdue University. Her research focuses on investigating developmental and treatment neuroplasticity, as well as developing rehabilitative and telehealth interventions for dysphagia. Her work is funded by the National Institutes of Health and several foundations.

Combining Muscle Performance and Skill-Based Training in Dysphagia Rehabilitation: The Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation Approach (IDRA)

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 5:00 pm

Karine Marcotte, Ph. D., MOA

Karine Marcotte est professeure à l’École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie de l’Université de Montréal et orthophoniste membre de l’Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec. Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur les bases neurobiologiques des troubles acquis de la communication, ce qui inclus l’aphasie post-accident vasculaire cérébral, l’aphasie progressive primaire et les troubles de la communication suite à un traumatisme crânio-cérébral.
 

The Inaugural “CJSLPA Day”: Priority Research Topics and Fostering Clinical Research Partnerships

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Bonnie Martin-Harris, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, ASHA Fellow

Dr. Martin-Harris is a professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Swallowing Cross System Collaborative Laboratory at Northwestern University. Dr. Martin-Harris’ clinical and research interests include speech and swallowing impairment and treatment approaches for patients with head and neck cancer, neurologic and pulmonary diseases. She is Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal and Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She is the author and developer of the first standardized method for videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing impairment (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile, MBSImP), translated to clinical instruction in 188 university graduate programs and clinical practices in the US, Canada and 27 additional countries. 
 

The Inaugural “CJSLPA Day”: Priority Research Topics and Fostering Clinical Research Partnerships

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Glenda Mason, PhD, RSLP, S-LP(C)

Glenda Mason is an instructor and researcher at the University of British Columbia, interested in phonological development in multisyllabic words and their relationship to literacy. She is collecting normative data for school-aged children in B.C. and Alberta, using a nonlinear accuracy metric and analysis streamlined in Phon, an open source software.
 

A Nonlinear Metric for Phonological Assessment Applied to Multisyllabic Words

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, PhD

Chantal Mayer-Crittenden est orthophoniste et professeure agrégée à l’Université Laurentienne pour l’École d’orthophonie. Sa recherche porte sur le maintien d’une langue minoritaire dans un contexte anglophone ainsi que l’impact du bilinguisme et du TDAH sur les compétences langagières des enfants qui ont un trouble développemental du langage (TDL).

Le français en contexte linguistique minoritaire : trouble développemental du langage

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

David H. McFarland, PhD

David H. McFarland is Professor (Full) at the Université de Montréal, Adjunct Professor at McGill University, chercheur au centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine, and Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (CJSLPA).  

Dr. McFarland’s clinical and research interests include mother-infant interactions, neurophysiology of speech production, normal and disordered aspects of pediatric and adult swallowing and the relationship between feeding-swallowing difficulties and speech-language disorders in infants and children.
 

The Inaugural “CJSLPA Day”: Priority Research Topics and Fostering Clinical Research Partnerships

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Relationships Between Pediatric Feeding-Swallowing and Speech-Language: Theory, Recent Data and Clinical Implications

Saturday 05/09

1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Genevieve Meloni, M.Sc., PhD Candidate

Genevieve Meloni graduated from the Université de Strasbourg (France) in speech-language pathology and is now a PhD candidate at the Université de Montréal. She is working on the assessment of French-speaking children with speech sound disorders. Passionate about social sciences, she is particularly interested in issues related to gender and sexual orientation.

Cultural Competence: Providing Inclusive Services to the LGBTQ+ Population

Saturday 05/09

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Laura Murray, PhD, S-LP(C)

Dr. Laura Murray is the Director of the school of communication sciences and disorders at Western University, where she also serves as a professor. Dr. Murray teaches courses on aging and neurogenic communication disorders. Her research interests include examining how cognitive deficits interact with language abilities in aphasia, right hemisphere disorders and progressive neurological diseases.

Update on Evidence-Based Approaches to Managing Acquired Language Disorders Across the Continuum of Care

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald is a clinically-trained speech-language pathologist and an assistant professor in the school of rehabilitation science at McMaster University. Her research specializes in understanding the physiological features of disordered swallowing in older adults and dysphagia-related caregiver burden.


 

Managing Dysphagia in Long-Term Care: Taking a Comprehensive Approach

Saturday 05/09

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Carrie Owen, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Carrie Owen is an accredited occupational therapist, program designer, researcher, lecturer and author in the field of pediatric feeding. Carrie is the developer and core team member of the feeding clinics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Carrie has published in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 

Motivating the Challenged Eater to Expand Food Choices

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Jennifer O’Donnell, M.Sc., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Jennifer O’Donnell received her master of science in human communication disorders from Dalhousie University in 2005. Her thesis work has been published in the Journal of Fluency Disorders. Since graduation, she has worked as an S-LP, primarily with preschoolers, at the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst. She is a member of the Pediatric Developmental Team, serves as clinical coordinator of her department and managed the department from 2006 to 2018. She is a clinically-certified member of SAC, a past President of the New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, a former board director of the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators and a past Chair of SAC’s Board of Directors. She is also Co-Chair of the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam for S-LP and Audiology Implementation Advisory Group. Her professional interests include early intervention and interprofessional and transdisciplinary assessment and treatment.

The 3 M’s: From Mentee to Mentor to Management

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Melanie Peladeau-Pigeon, P.Eng.

Melanie is an engineer and Clinical Research Manager at the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory. Melanie completed her master’s degree in clinical engineering and has been supporting dysphagia research ever since. Melanie is interested in technical components related to supporting best practice recommendations, research data collection and analyses.

Videofluoroscopy Interpretation: How to Differentiate Normal and Abnormal Swallowing Function

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Michelle Phoenix, PhD, Reg. CASLPO

Michelle Phoenix is an assistant professor in the speech-language pathology program at McMaster University. She is a CanChild scientist and adjunct scientist at Bloorview Research Institute. Her research focuses on family-centred care, service delivery, access and engagement in children’s rehabilitation and patient engagement in research.

Readiness Support: Promoting Attendance and Engagement in Children's Services

Saturday 05/09

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Susan Rafaat, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Susan Rafaat is Deputy Registrar of the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA). Her primary responsibilities focus on registration policy and process, and development of guiding documents for regulated members. Previously ACSLPA’s Director of Professional Practice, Susan has extensive experience as a pediatric S-LP, university educator and health-care administrator. She has always appreciated the variety and opportunities for learning as part of the profession! 

The 3 M’s: From Mentee to Mentor to Management

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Catherine Rochon, étudiante, assistante de recherche 

Catherine Rochon est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en neurosciences cognitives et étudie à la maîtrise en éducation. Depuis 2017, Catherine est auxiliaire de recherche (laboratoire « Communication et vieillissement » du Dr Yves Joanette, CRIUGM). Elle a notamment contribué à la collecte des données de normalisation du projet i-MEL fr.


 

i-MEL fr : une batterie d’évaluation des troubles acquis de la communication chez l’adulte

Friday 05/08

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

Sarah Sark, M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Sarah Sark is an S-LP from Lennox Island First Nation, P.E.I. She completed her M.Sc. in human communication disorders from Dalhousie University in 1994. She has worked as an S-LP, a team coordinator and most recently, a director, a role in which she draws on her S-LP skills and experience every day.

The 3 M’s: From Mentee to Mentor to Management

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tamara Sorenson Duncan, PhD

Dr. Tamara Sorenson Duncan is an assistant professor in the school of linguistics and language studies at Carleton University. Her research focuses on language and literacy development in children from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning needs, focusing primarily on children from immigrant and refugee backgrounds.

Language Development in Children from Immigrant and Refugee Backgrounds: What Does it Look Like and Why Does it Matter?

Friday 05/08

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Bonita Squires, M.Sc., PhD Candidate, S-LP(C)

Bonita Squires is a PhD candidate at Dalhousie University and a researcher at UBC. Her research interests include spoken language and reading development, bilingualism and evaluation of written expression. She has extensive experience applying linguistic theory to practice as a clinician, university instructor, sign language interpreter, tutor and translator.

Discourse Analyses in the Assessment of Monolingual and Bilingual Children

Thursday 05/07

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Un-date-ed?: Identifying Inflectional, Derivational and Compound Morphology in Language Samples

Thursday 05/07

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Emma St-Laurent-Roberge, MPO

Emma St-Laurent-Roberge graduated from the Université de Montréal in speech-language pathology (B.Sc. and MPO) and now works in a school and a private clinic. She is currently working on developing her expertise in the voice area, in order to accompany transgender people in their transition process.

Cultural Competence: Providing Inclusive Services to the LGBTQ+ Population

Saturday 05/09

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Catriona Steele, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Professor Catriona M. Steele has a background as a medical speech-language pathologist, and directs the Swallowing Rehabilitation Research Laboratory (www.steeleswallowinglab.ca) at KITE, the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network. Dr. Steele is also a professor in the department of speech-language pathology at the University of Toronto.
 

Videofluoroscopy Interpretation: How to Differentiate Normal and Abnormal Swallowing Function

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Managing Dysphagia in Long-Term Care: Taking a Comprehensive Approach

Saturday 05/09

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Ann Sutton, PhD

Ann Sutton is a professor at the University of Ottawa. She received her doctorate at McGill University in 1997, and then taught for 10 years at the Université de Montréal. Her research, with Canadian and international colleagues, concerns language issues for children with disabilities (augmentative communication, bilingualism) and discourse skills.
 

Receptive and Expressive Language in Early French Immersion

Thursday 05/07

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Julie Theurer, PhD, S-LP(C)

Julie Theurer is a speech-language pathologist and an assistant professor in the school of communication sciences and disorders at Western University. She teaches courses within the speech-language pathology program related to anatomy and physiology, as well as swallowing and related disorders. Her research interests include the study of speech, voice and swallowing outcomes in head and neck cancer, dysphagia rehabilitation, health-related quality of life and functional outcomes measurement.

Research for Practice: Embracing the Power of Partnership

Thursday 05/07

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Shea Thompsen, MS, R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Shea Thompsen is a senior S-LP at the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR). Her main role is as a clinician but she enjoys coordinating adult, teen and children’s intensives. Shea frequently co-presents the Lidcombe Program workshop within western Canada. She is trained in the Comprehensive Stuttering Program, Lidcombe Program, Camperdown Program and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

Stuttering Support Strategies

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Natacha Trudeau, Ph. D.

Natacha Trudeau, orthophoniste, a obtenu un doctorat en sciences biomédicales (option orthophonie) de l’Université de Montréal en 1999.  Elle est professeur titulaire et directrice de l’École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie de l’Université de Montréal et chercheur au Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain et au CHU Ste-Justine.
 

The Inaugural “CJSLPA Day”: Priority Research Topics and Fostering Clinical Research Partnerships

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Meghan Vollebregt, M.Cl.Sc., PhD Candidate

Meghan Vollebregt, M.Cl.Sc., PhD Candidate

Meghan Vollebregt is a PhD candidate at Western University who is also completing clinical training in speech-language pathology. She is interested in engaging in practice-based research with S-LPs as a means to eliminate the gap between research and practice. Her dissertation will focus on a practice-based research project with S-LPs in a school board in Ontario.

Research for Practice: Embracing the Power of Partnership

Thursday 05/07

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Susan J. Wagner, B.Sc. (SPA), M.Sc. (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)

Susan J. Wagner is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (UT). She provides departmental leadership in admissions, the academic program and clinical education and led the development of the university-wide health sciences interprofessional education curriculum. She is co-chair for the development of the Canadian Assessment of Clinical Competence. Susan’s teaching, research and professional/faculty development presentations focus on clinical education, interprofessional education and competency-based education.  

Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being: Accommodations for Equitable and Accessible Learning in Clinical Placements

Thursday 05/07

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Assessing Entry-To-Practice Competencies: The Changing Canadian Clinical Education Landscape

Thursday 05/07

9:15 am - 10:45 am

Emily Zimmerman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Emily Zimmerman is an assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders at Northeastern University. She directs the Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab, which examines the cross-section of sucking, feeding and speech emergence across environmental, maternal, physiological and genetic factors. Dr. Zimmerman is the principal investigator on several NIH grants examining these themes across patient populations, including those born preterm and infants born with exposure to ZIKA virus.

The Inaugural “CJSLPA Day”: Priority Research Topics and Fostering Clinical Research Partnerships

Friday 05/08

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Pediatric Feeding: What Speech-Language Pathologists Need to Know

Saturday 05/09

8:00 am - 11:15 am