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Dina Kogan

M.Sc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Dina Kogan, SLP

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.

Agnes Hwang

MHSc., SLP-(C), Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Agnes received her Master in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toronto with over 17 years of experience spanning across preschool and school-age speech, language, and literacy disorders.  She has public sector experience in Preschool Speech and Language programs as well as serving school-age students in public and private schools.

Agnes supports a wide range of pediatric communication concerns (e.g. speech sound disorder/phonology, motor speech, language, fluency, literacy and social language skills).   Furthermore, Agnes’s evidence-based, client and family centered care has supported individuals with a variety of communication needs including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Selective Mutism, developmental delay, learning disability and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Agnes is fluent in English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and familiar with some common American Sign Language (ASL). She has been trained in Hanen’s More Than Words and Talkability, Dynamic Temporal Tactile Cueing (DTTC), DIR/Floortime, Expanding Expression Tool (EET) and has been certified by the Ascend Learning Centre in providing Structured Literacy Instruction.

Anastasia Provias

M.H.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Anastasia is an enthusiastic and compassionate Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. She also holds an Honours degree in Linguistics and Minor in Psychology from the University of Concordia in Montreal. She is fluent in French and Greek, and conversational in Spanish. She holds a certification in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA).

Anastasia finds creative ways to make therapy fun and engaging. Anastasia embraces diversity and holds culturally competent care at the forefront of her practice. She uses an evidence-based and family-centred approach to optimize every client's care.

She has experience in assessing and treating language, articulation, literacy, fluency, motor speech, cognitive communication, social communication, and voice disorders. She has experience working with various populations, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). 

Ashlee Zommers

M.H.Sc. SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashlee completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Linguistics from Brock University. She then went on to complete her Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. Ashlee is a motivated, enthusiastic and passionate speech pathologist who takes pride in her ability to provide early intervention that is fun, effective, and inclusive of every client’s needs.

Ashlee has experience screening, assessing, and treating both pediatric and adult clients with various communicative needs. She especially enjoys working with language and social communication, articulation, and voice disorders. Ashlee also has experience working with a variety of developmental delays and disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and childhood apraxia of speech (CAS).

Ashlee is dedicated to providing evidence-based, client-centered practice to those she works with and their families. She is committed to advocate for her clients and will continue to seek out opportunities to ensure that she can continue to provide the best service to those she works with.

Brenda Trinh

M.Sc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Brenda Trinh is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist at Speech Link. She is fluent in English and conversational Vietnamese. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. She then pursued her interest in working with clinical populations and completed her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario.

Brenda has clinical experiences in assessing and treating children with articulation difficulties, motor speech disorders and language delays. She is also well prepared to work with adolescents and older adults with voice disorders, fluency disorders and aphasia.

Brenda is a compassionate and caring clinician who prioritizes a personalized approach to therapy. She is highly driven to work with clients and their families to empower them in making meaningful differences in their lives.

Bronte Smith

MSc(A), S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Bronte completed a Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science Applied in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University. She holds a certification in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA).

Bronte has clinical experience assessing and treating individuals with motor speech, fluency, articulation, cognitive communication, and language disorders. She also has experience in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, utilizing them in therapy and other environments.

Bronte is a dedicated and caring clinician that understands the importance of ongoing professional education in the field. She is committed to providing evidence-based care that is family-centred to ensure that parents develop the tools to facilitate their child’s learning.

Daniel Myles

M.Cl.Sc.S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Daniel is an enthusiastic Speech-Language Pathologist who has been interested in the field since receiving articulation therapy during his teen years. He received his Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours in Psychology) degree from the University of New Brunswick, and his Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University.He  enjoys and has experience assessing and treating individuals with social communication, language, fluency, articulation, motor speech, and voice concerns.

Daniel is committed to his compassionate and evidence-driven approach to providing therapy and appreciates the importance of client-centered care. He believes in creating functional goals and targeting them through meaningful and engaging therapeutic activities. Daniel strongly values rapport building with his clients and their families as he believes it is necessary for progress to occur.

Dasha Mykhaylova

M.Cl.Sc, SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

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 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 services include; speech, language, learning, cognition, literacy and alternative and augmentative communication. She also provides accent modification for children and adults.

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.

Jenn Tai

M.Cl.Sc.S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jennifer is a driven and energetic individual who worked as a Communicative Disorders Assistant for two and a half years before receiving her Master of Clinical Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western. 

 She is dedicated to providing family-centred service, evidence-based practice, and ensuring assessment and intervention are tailored towards the unique needs of the individual and their family. Jennifer is fluent in English and Cantonese and has experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum, as well as pre- and school-aged children in the areas of articulation, language, literacy, and motor speech. She also has experience in the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices, and is familiar with individualizing, programming, and utilizing AAC devices in therapy. 

 Jennifer is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1. She is dedicated to ongoing professional development in her field and will continue to seek out opportunities to ensure she can provide the best service to those she works with. 

Jayme Porter

M.H.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jayme received her Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, with a double major in Psychology and Linguistics and a Certificate in Practical Spanish. Jayme holds certifications for the It Takes Two To Talk program through The Hanen Centre, the Lidcombe program for children who stutter, and Supportive Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA).

Jayme has experience assessing and treating both paediatric and adult clients with a variety of communication and swallowing needs. She particularly enjoys working with social communication, hearing loss, articulation, swallowing and acquired language difficulties.

Jayme is committed to evidence-based practice and providing treatment that is flexible to the client’s needs. She is an enthusiastic and caring clinician who strives to provide the best possible care to all her clients.

Jody Lo

M.Cl.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Jody is a passionate and enthusiastic speech-language pathologist. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Waterloo and her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Western University.

Jody is bilingual and is fluent in both English and Cantonese. Jody has clinical experiences providing assessment and treatment for articulation, literacy, developmental language disorders, acquired language disorders and fluency for both children and adults.

Jody has a passion for the pediatric population and is committed to evidence-based therapy that is fun, engaging and client-centered. She loves to find creative ways to engage both the child and their families in care that is tailored and individualized to their needs and interests.

Joyce Lam

M.Cl.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Joyce is an enthusiastic and creative speech-language pathologist, with experience working with both pediatric and adult populations. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University, and her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University. She is bilingual and can provide services in both English and Cantonese.

Joyce takes pride in providing client-centred, individualized therapy to target the unique needs of each client. She is also dedicated to supporting clients and their family members by providing them with the resources necessary to help clients reach their full potential. Joyce is experienced with working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome. She also has experience with providing articulation, motor speech, developmental language disorder, acquired language disorders, fluency, voice, and resonance therapy for children and adults.

Joyce understands the importance of ongoing professional education in the field, and continually strives to use evidence-based practice in her therapy. She recognizes the importance of individualized therapy and is dedicated to providing effective therapy to each client.

Karina Kung

M.Cl.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Karina is an enthusiastic and passionate Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario and her Honours Bachelor of Arts (Psycholinguistics) degree from the University of Toronto.

Karina is trained in the Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk® Program and has virtual and physical experience working with various populations of children and adults. She has experience working with a variety of developmental delays and disorders, including those with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome and childhood apraxia of speech.

Karina loves to prepare fun and effective therapy materials for her clients and is committed to helping her clients reach their goals. She is a compassionate clinician dedicated to providing evidence-based care and family-centred therapy, catered to each client’s individual needs. She is flexible and strives to provide the best care for her clients.

Kirsten Gottschalk

M.Cl.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kirsten received her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University, and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University. Kirsten is trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

She has experience in assessing and treating language, articulation/phonology, fluency, motor speech, social communication, and voice disorders. She has experience working with various populations, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and Rett syndrome. She also has an interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Kirsten is a passionate and dedicated speech-language pathologist, who focuses on providing family centred and evidence-based services. She ensures that every child receives an individualized and engaging approach and enjoys working closely with families.

Liora Gofman

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).

Nataliya Halavina

M.(Ed), SLP Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nataliya Halavina is a bilingual English and Russian certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has extensive experience in working with preschool and school-age children with speech and language disorders in Belarus and Canada. She has experience in working with language, articulation, motor speech, fluency, and developmental disorders.

Nataliya received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Developmental Speech Pathology from Brest State University, Belarus. After her seven years of career as a kindergarten and school Speech-Language Pathologist in Belarus, she moved to Canada and continued to advance her career.

Since April 2019 she worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant with SpeechLink. In October 2019 Nataliya has become a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with CASLPO.

Nataliya is a professional, compassionate and dedicated clinician that  puts clients and their families at the center of her practice and provides guidance and support for families working on speech and language goals. She is eager to provide effective and engaging therapy.

Nikolina Kapor

MHSc., S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Nikolina completed a B.A. Honours in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University, before continuing on to obtain an MHSc in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto.

Nikolina’s approach to working with clients is collaborative and client-centred. She strives to create functional goals through creative and integrative activities.

Nikolina is an energetic, reliable, and dedicated Speech-Language Pathologist. She is fluent in English and Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian.

Nikolina enjoys working with adults and children, with a specific interest in supporting preschoolers and school aged children in the areas of articulation, fluency, language, and social communication disorders. She eagerly engages with clients in fun and effective ways and aims to make intervention meaningful and personalized.

Samantha Yuen

M.MedSci., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Samantha is an enthusiastic Speech-Language Pathologist who believes in providing family-centered care. She received her Bachelors at the University of Waterloo before obtaining her Master in Medical Science – Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Sheffield.

Samantha has experience providing assessment and intervention in various settings including hospitals, clinics, and the community. She has worked with preschool and school-aged children with speech, language, fluency, and social communication disorders. Samantha has also provided assessment and intervention to adults with swallowing and communication needs.

Samantha is committed to providing evidence-based care that targets the individualized needs of her clients. She is a passionate individual that loves helping her clients reach their goals and build their self-confidence. Samantha is bilingual and can provide services in English and Cantonese.

Talar Kanzoghian

M.H.Sc., SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

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. 

As COVID-19 continues to challenge us, we at SpeechLink are ready to support you with all your speech needs. We missed all our clients, and now we are ready to slowly get back to seeing you in person with new rules and regulations regarding COVID-19. We hope that we can work together to keep us all safe and to be able to provide the best quality service. 

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