M.A., REG. CASLPO, HPC Reg. CPAM/PL/SPT/014
Cynthia received her Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at State University of New York in Buffalo in 2003, after having completed a Bachelors of Arts – Linguistics and Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1998. Cynthia has over fourteen years of experience providing speech and language intervention in a variety of settings.
Cynthia has provided assessment and treatment for pre-school children and school-aged children with articulation disorders, phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, expressive and receptive language disorders, literacy, fluency and voice disorders. Cynthia is certified in Hanen “More Than Words”, a language program for parents with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Cynthia has experience providing developmental assessments, as part of an interdisciplinary team, for preschool children. Many of these children present with significant neurodevelopmental (for example, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability, etc.) and/or significant social communication and self-regulation challenges.
Cynthia has a special interest in stuttering and is certified in Lidcombe fluency program, which is a highly effective therapy technique for children who stutter. In April, 2012, Cynthia was asked to speak at the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Fluency Conference and present on the topic of Best Practices in the Management of Fluency Disorders in the School Health Sector.
Cynthia prioritizes the importance of collaboration with parents when formulating treatment goals and tracking client progress. Her focus in therapy is maximizing her clients’ gains and transferring these gains to their real life environments.