- Chief Clinical Officer & Speech Language Pathologist
- Location Markham
Alison has a Master’s of Clinical Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario and an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Science from Brock University. She has been awarded the CASLPA: Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children-Gordon Leslie Memorial Scholarship, Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology and Cam Miller Harmonize for Speech Continuing Award for her academic and clinical work. She is a practicing and registered member of The College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is a member of The Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (CASLPA).
Alison currently holds the position of Operations Manager in which she oversees clinical and administrative policy and procedure. She additionally manages contracts with the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program and Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services. Alison has been instrumental in developing a client centered, evidence based practice. She has applied 1to1’s mission and vision to clinical practice by developing interdisciplinary teams and focusing on individualized care for clients and families. Alison is passionate about working with children with motor speech, fluency, language and social communication challenges.
Alison provides intervention to children with a wide range of abilities and needs. Her areas of particular focus include but are not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Stuttering, Language and Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia. Alison applies the use of innovative technology to her practice in order to help her clients reach their full potential by accessing communication systems or augmentative writing tools. She has demonstrated innovation in her use of the iPad as a clinical tool. She strives to make therapy fun and interactive. Parents and caregivers are always welcome and encouraged to participate in her sessions.
Alison enjoys reading, design, yoga and traveling. She is dedicated to her work and is the secretary of the Autism Interest Group for the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). She is also a supporting member of Geneva Centre for Autism and VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children. As a Speech Language Pathologist, Alison thrives on the success of her clients and their ability to achieve their goals.