M.Sc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Dina Kogan is a dedicated and innovative Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience with both paediatric and adult populations in a variety of clinical settings in the US, Toronto, and Israel.
She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at York University. She then received her Communicative Disorder Assistant post graduate certification from Durham College.
After working for several years as a Communicative Disorders Assistant and feeling passionate about the field, Dina decided to continue her education. She completed her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Dina has clinical experience assessing and treating preschoolers, school-aged children, and adolescents with language, articulation, motor speech, and fluency disorders. Dina has also worked with a diverse range of children with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dina strives to make the therapy process as effective and enjoyable as possible for the client, while providing support and guidance for family members.
MS, CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Faria completed a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo in Health Studies. She then went on to complete her Master’s of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. She is fluent in English, Urdu and Hindi.
Her clinical experiences include assessment and treatment of children and adults in various settings including schools, hospitals and clinics. She has completed workshops in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia and safeTALK. She continues to develop her clinical skills with further education/workshops.
Faria provides holistic and family centred care to help her clients and their families feel supported and motivated to work towards their language, literacy, communication, swallowing and speech goals.
Chloe Ka Yi Ho
MHSc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Chloe is a professional and enthusiastic Speech-Language Pathologist who provides speech and language services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Honours and her Minor in Psychology and Neuroscience at McMaster University. Then, she received her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.
Chloe is a PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)-trained clinician who has completed the “Introduction to PROMPT” and “Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention” workshops. She has experience assessing and providing articulation, motor speech, fluency, voice/resonance, language and social communication intervention for preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults. Her clinical experience also includes accent modification. Chloe continues to build on her clinical skills, and strives to provide personalized, evidence-based, and family-centered care.
MS, CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Speech Language Pathologist
Liora Gofman is a bilingual Russian and English certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience working with children with speech and language delays and disorders, including children with autism, literacy and articulation disorders. She is highly passionate about her field and adores working with children of all ages.
She utilizes an evidence-based practice and an interdisciplinary approach to treatment and tailors therapy to meet each child’s and their family’s needs. She has ample experience working on increasing vocabulary, combining words to produce phrases, responding to questions and using language to communicate across various settings. She provides education
to parents on how to carryover techniques worked on during sessions. She received her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Long Island University in New York and received her Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College in New York. She is registered with the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologist of Ontario (CASLPO) and have a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
MHSc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Naomi is a dedicated and accomplished Speech-Language Pathologist on the SpeechLink team. After graduating York University summa cum laude with an Honours degree in Psychology, she received her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto.
Naomi has extensive clinical experience in assessing and treating clients of all ages with a wide range of communication goals. She is skilled in delivering engaging and effective evidence-based therapy in the areas of language, articulation, literacy, acquired brain injury, fluency, motor speech, and voice, among others. She is also trained in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™), and is a strong advocate for caregiver education.
Operating with a client-centered frame of mind, Naomi strives to empower her clients by building, enhancing, and re-establishing their communication skills with enthusiasm, compassion, and success.
Abiola "Abi" Afuwape
M.H.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Abi is a professional, dedicated, and vibrant member of SpeechLink’s team of speech-language pathologists. She is a creative mind who values communication and connectedness among people and has a deep love for language and helping others.
She completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with distinction at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Health & Disease and Cell & Systems Biology. She was later conferred a Master of Health Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto.
Abi enjoys opportunities for continuing education to develop her skills and discover evidence-based tools for clients. She is Hanen-certified to deliver and use the content of the Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk -- The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays. She has also completed workshops in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia™ and safeTalk suicide alertness.
This team member has experience providing assessment and intervention in the disorder areas of fluency, language (including literacy), speech sound, voice, cognitive communication, swallowing, and motor speech for preschoolers, school-aged children, and adults. She is quite comfortable working with children: in addition to her clinical experience, Abi has a long history of employment and volunteering with children/youth, with and without disabilities, in physical activity programs.
M.H.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Talar received her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto Scarborough, where she completed a double major in Neuroscience and French and a minor in Psychology.
She has gained clinical experience providing assessment, consultation, and treatment services to both children and adults in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, and the community. Talar has worked with clients with disorders in developmental language, articulation and phonology, motor speech, social communication, acquired language, and cognitive communication, among others.
This dedicated team member values using an individualized, functional, and client-centred approach to therapy in collaboration with families in order to achieve optimal outcomes.
Talar is trained in Hanen’s ‘It Takes Two to Talk’® program for early language development. She has also participated in the Ontario Aphasia Centre’s Interest Group Knowledge Exchange Day and has completed the safeTALK workshop for suicide alertness. She continues to expand her knowledge base and hone her professional skills by participating in various continuing education activities.
Talar is fluent in English, French, Arabic, and Armenian.
MSc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont)
Isabelle Ingles is a registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. Isabelle is also a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Isabelle completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Her Masters training is complimented by an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University.
At Speech Link Isabelle provides occupational therapy assessment and treatment for children and adults in need of developing skills in areas such as school performance, life skills, play skills, self-regulation, feeding, and other meaningful activities of daily living. Isabelle is a creative and engaging therapist who ensures that occupational therapy sessions are fun for clients of all ages. Isabelle utilizes an evidence-based approach to ensure each child and family reaches their specific goals.
Isabelle’s practical experience encompasses the areas rehabilitation (geriatric, general medicine, complex continuing care), acute care (paediatric general medicine), and private practice (paediatric). Isabelle also works as an occupational therapist in the motor vehicle accident sector servicing individuals injured in motor vehicle collisions.
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Nataliya Halavina is a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant providing speech and language treatment to children and adults under the supervision of a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She speaks English, Russian, and Belorussian.
Nataliya received her Masters degree in Developmental Speech Pathology from Brest State University, Belarus. After her seven years career as a kindergarten and school Speech-Language Pathologist in Belarus, she moved to Canada to continue to advance her career.
In Toronto, Nataliya worked as an Early Childhood Educator with preschool and school- age children for five years. In addition to teaching, she applied to the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). As part of her certification, Nataliya took specialized courses in Speech-Language Pathology at York University, University of Alberta, Utah State University, and the Eastern New Mexico University.
In 2018, she passed the professional Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) clinical certification examination. Currently, she is working towards completing the remaining CASLPO requirements. She stayed true and dedicated to the SLP profession and is working hard to receive her license in SLP. Nataliya volunteered at Speech and Stuttering Institute for one year. She also took professional practicum with March of Dimes Canada, Maple Aphasia center for two years.
MSc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont)
Danielle Himelfarb is a licensed Occupational Therapist at Speech Link. Danielle is an enthusiastic and passionate practitioner committed to making treatment fun and engaging.
As an Occupational Therapist, Danielle focuses on helping children become independent in their daily activities. She helps kids develop school readiness skills, printing and pre-printing skills, social skills and self-regulation skills. She also helps children develop independence with dressing, feeding, and other areas of self-care. Danielle has experience working with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, genetic disorders and many other children without diagnoses.
Danielle completed her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and has a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology from Queen’s University. She is certified in the Learning Without Tears approach to teaching handwriting.
M.Cl.Sc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Michelle is an enthusiastic and creative speech-language pathologist who has experience working with both the paediatric and adult populations. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto Scarborough, with a double major in Psychology and Linguistics. She later received her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University.
Michelle is a Hanen-trained clinician in “It Takes Two to Talk” and she is also trained in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD). She has experience in assessing and treating language, articulation, fluency, motor speech, cognitive communication, social communication, and voice disorders.
Michelle uses an evidence-based approach when developing individual and unique therapy for each of her clients. She also applies a family-centred approach when providing therapy keeping family members involved and providing them with the techniques and resources to use outside of her therapy sessions.
MHSc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Corinne is a dedicated and passionate speech-language pathologist on the Speech Link Team. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Master of Science in Global Health from McMaster University. She completed her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.
Corinne has had a variety of experience working with both pediatric and adult population. It includes working in areas such as autism, language delays, articulation, motor speech, aphasia, cognitive communication, fluency, and voice.
She values combining an evidence-based and client-centred approach to her assessments and interventions in order to help clients achieve their communication goals. She is trained in Hanen It takes Two to Talk, the Lidcombe Program, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1, and Supported Conversations for Adults with Aphasia.
M.Cl.Sc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Dasha is a highly driven and passionate Speech Language pathologist. She takes pride in providing exceptional services to her clients and facilitating their communication. Dasha earned her Master of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences from McMaster University. She is also certified in Hanen’s “It Takes Two to Talk” program.
Dasha has experience providing services using evidence-based and family-centered practices to children and adults with a range of communicative needs. These serves include; speech, language, learning, cognition, literacy and alternative and augmentative communication. She is also very interested in accent modification.
Dasha is most passionate about providing early intervention services in order to allow children to reach their full potential by adulthood. She loves to engage clients in creative and functional ways and aims to make intervention meaningful and personalized. She believes that involving families during therapy is integral to clients’ success.
Dasha is bilingual and can provide services in English and Russian.
M.Cl.Sc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Lori is a passionate and committed Speech-Language Pathologist. She graduated with distinction from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, before completing her Masters of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Western University.
Lori has experience in a variety of clinical settings with both adults and children, but particularly enjoys working with children of all ages and their families. She is trained in the Hanen Centre’s “It Takes Two to Talk” and has experience working with children with a variety of language and speech delays and disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
She uses an evidence-based approach and strives for family-centered care by ensuring that parents and other family members play a key role in facilitating their child’s learning.
Suzette Newton-Janse van Rensburg
M.H.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Suzette holds a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia. She also received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences with a Minor in Music from Queen’s University. Suzette holds It Takes Two To Talk certification through The Hanen Centre and Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA). She is fluent in Afrikaans and conversational in German, Italian, and French.
Suzette has clinical experience assessing and treating both pediatric and adult clients with various communicative and swallowing needs. Suzette’s musical training, performance history, and teaching experience give her a unique perspective. She particularly enjoys working with fluency, voice, literacy, concussion, social communication, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Suzette is passionate about the impact of mental health on communication and is sensitive of this connection in her practice. Compassionate, positive, and an advocate for her clients, Suzette is committed to providing evidence-informed, holistic, culturally sensitive, and inclusive care.
Communicative Disorders Assistant
Janet Wong is a Communicative Disorders Assistant providing speech and language treatment to children and adults under the supervision of a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese.
Janet received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, with a double major in Psychology and Linguistics. She later received her Graduate Certificate of Communicative Disorders Assistant from Durham College. She has a history of employment and volunteering with pre-schoolers, school-aged children and adults with special needs.
She is trained in Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). She has clinical experience in areas such as autism, language delay, social communication, cognitive communication and acquired brain injury.