CLINICAL DIRECTOR AND CLINIC OWNER
Denitsa, the founder of The Communication Clinic, is a seasoned speech-language pathologist with years of experience helping children thrive. She has a Masters of Speech-Language Pathology with special emphasis on childhood language disorders, and has since gone on to complete dozens of courses and workshops to sharpen her practice. Her clinical practice is inspired by the Greenspan Floortime Approach and Social Thinking.
In her practice, she has worked with preschool and school-aged children with a wide range of communication difficulties: speech (articulation, phonology, motor speech/childhood apraxia), language learning, social communication, and fluency (stuttering). She also has extensive experience with children and young adults with ASD (autism spectrum disorders), and strives to create a stimulating atmosphere that is conducive to learning in her therapy sessions. Additionally, she is interested in AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) for nonverbal or minimally verbal children, and using technology in her sessions.
Denitsa is bilingual and provides services in English and Bulgarian. She is a registered member of the CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario), SAC (Speech-Language and Audiology Canada), and the OSLA (Ontario Speech and Language Association).
Madeleine is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a passion for working with preschool and school age children with communication difficulties. She provides services in the areas of speech production, stuttering, receptive and expressive language and social communication difficulties (including autism spectrum disorder).
Madeleine is a member in good standing with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She holds a Bachelor degree from McGill University in Music Performance and Psychology and a Master of Health Science from the University of Ottawa.
Madeleine’s additional training includes Hanen programs (It Takes Two to Talk and More than Words), PROMPT and Lidcombe Stuttering Program.
Nicole is a Speech-Language Pathologist who enjoys working with children and families on a variety of communication goals. Nicole has experience working with pre-school and school age children in the areas of language, literacy, speech, augmentative and alternative communication, social communication and communication post- acquired brain injury.
She graduated from University of Toronto with Masters of Health Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology and has a Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University. She is a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO).
Nicole is trained in Hanen’s “It Takes Two To Talk” program.
Stefanie is a Speech-Language Pathologist passionate about helping children to achieve their communication goals. She provides services in the area of speech production, receptive and expressive language and social communication difficulties (including autism spectrum disorder). She is fluent in French and can provide both assessment and treatment services in French.
Stefanie is a member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French Studies from the University of Winnipeg. She holds a Masters of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto.
Stefanie is trained in the Hanen program It Takes Two to Talk.
Ellysa Vardy, M.Sc., is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist of Ontario (CASLPO). She received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Sciences from Brock University and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from University College London, in the United Kingdom. She also has a certificate in Francophone practice for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Ellysa has experience working with preschool and school-age children in the areas of language delay, articulation, motor speech, pragmatics (social skills), fluency (stuttering), developmental and cognitive delays, and alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). She believes in the importance of including families in the therapy process and tries to ensure therapy is fun and motivating for the child!
Rebecca is a Speech-Language Pathologist with experience working with preschool and school-aged children and their families. She provides services for children with delays in speech (articulation and phonology), receptive and expressive language, social communication, early literacy, and with fluency disorders (stuttering). Rebecca has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays. She finds it very rewarding to help individuals reach their potential, build their self-confidence, and improve their ability to participate in daily interactions.
She is a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) as well as Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). She has a Master of Arts in English from Queen's University and a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto.
Rebecca's additional training includes the Hanen program It Takes Two to Talk, the Lidcombe Program, Introduction to PROMPT, and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) level 1.
Winnie is registered Occupational Therapist who is passionate about supporting children of all ages in reaching their full potential. She graduated from the University of Toronto Occupational Therapy program and completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at McGill University.
Winnie has provided assessment and therapy to children and youth in various settings including the home, preschool, school, and clinic. She has addressed difficulties in the areas of fine and gross motor skills, handwriting, sensory processing, and self-regulation.
Winnie strives to provide child-centred therapy that will promote engagement and participation in the home, school, and community. She continues to develop her clinical expertise with additional training including Handwriting without Tears and Introduction to Floortime Approach.
We offer a wide range of services: In-clinic or In-home Speech, Occupational Therapy and Psychotherapy services for Children and Teens across The Junction, Bloor West Village, High Park, Roncesvalles, Bloordale Village, Parkdale, Etobicoke, North York, The Annex, Toronto, and surrounding areas.