ATC TEAM!

Communicated Disorders Assistant (CDA)

MARIAM KOMEILI PH.D.

CEO and Founder of Aim to Communicate

Obtained Clinical (2010) and Research (2011) Masters of Science in Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) from City University, London UK, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Reading. Mariam Komeil is fully licensed to work in Canada through the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). Mariam Komeil has been working as an SLT in Canada for the past 10 years and has ample experience working with children with a wide range of difficulties.

Education

  • PhD., Speech and Language Therapy from University of Reading, UK
  • MSc., Speech and Language Therapy from City University, London
  • PGDip (Clinical MSc)., Speech and Language Therapy from City University, London
  • BSc., Psychology from York University

Clinical Work Experience

I have over 10 years of experience as a speech and language therapist working with a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Delayed Language Development
  • Late Talkers
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Speech sound disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Literacy skills
  • Parent coaching and consultation

Publications

Komeili, M. (2021) Assessing the Language abilities of Farsi-English Bilingual children and the Effects of Internal and External Factors on their language skills. [Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Reading, UK

Komeili, M., Marinis, T., Tavakoli, P., & Kazemi, Y. (2020). Sentence Repetition in Farsi-English Bilingual Children. Journal of the European Second Language Association, 4(1), 1-12.

Komeili, M., & Marshall, C. R. (2013). Sentence repetition as a measure of morphosyntax in monolingual and bilingual children. Clinical linguistics & phonetics, 27(2), 152-162.

Teaching Experience

  • Co-designed and co-instructed a 2 week Clinical Simulation Labs course at the University of Toronto.
  • Clinical Educator for the University of Toronto
Sarah Rana

SARAH RANA

Speech-Language Pathologist, Reg. CASLPO 7924

MSpPathSt, BSc

Sarah completed her SLP degree at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in 2020. Before completing her Master’s degree, she worked as a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA), primarily working with preschool-aged children. She has had the opportunity to develop skills in assessing and treating preschool and school-aged children with various speech and language difficulties. She is always eager to learn new skills and strategies while showcasing her creativity. Sarah is committed to working alongside clients and their families and implementing relevant therapy techniques to support each client’s communication development!

Education

  • MSpPathSt, Master of Speech Pathology Studies from The University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Honours Communicative Disorders Assistant from Georgian College, Barrie
  • BSc, Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University

Work experience

I have worked with preschool children for a few years as a CDA and have had numerous clinical placements with preschool and school-age children with a variety of speech and language difficulties. My areas of interest include early language development, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation/phonology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, social/functional communication, and stuttering. I have also had lots of exposure to working with children with autism, and I am always keen to explore the unique communication potentials every child has!

TRAINING

  • Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Education
  • Halton FASD – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO)
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TAYLOR STRANDE

B.Mus, MClSc, S-LP(C)

Taylor completed her SLP degree at Western University in London, Ontario in 2016. Prior to becoming an SLP, Taylor worked as a professionally-trained operatic soprano and voice teacher. She comes to the profession with a thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the mouth and throat, especially as it relates to how speech sounds are made and how the voice works. She has worked across multiple settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, clinical settings, and private practice. She has worked with both children and adults with a range of difficulties, and she loves working with clients and families to improve communication across the lifespan. Taylor is also a mom of two young kiddos, and can be found at soccer practice or blowing bubbles at the park when she’s not working.

Education

  • MClSc, Speech-Language Pathology, Western University
  • BMus, Operatic Performance, University of Toronto
  • Dip., Voice Performance, Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

Clinical Work Experience

I have over 10 years of experience as a speech and language therapist working with a wide range of difficulties including:

  • Voice Disorders
  • Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Voice Affirmation
  • Swallowing/Feeding Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Social Communication
  • Delayed Language Development
  • Speech sound disorders
  • Parent coaching and consultation

TRAINING

  • Supportive Communication for Adults with Aphasia (SCA)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) LOUD
  • Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImP)
  • Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy
  • Casper-Stone Confidential Flow Voice Therapy
  • Gender Affirming Voice Treatment
  • Behavior Tools
  • Motivational Interviewing

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Pan American Vocology Association, Member
  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC-OAC) – certified November 2016
    • Professional Interests in Voice and Resonance, Adult Swallowing and Clinical Education
  • The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO)
  • Clinical Educator for the University of Toronto

Ilinaz Naeli, M.Ed.

SLP Assistant, ATC Speech

BASc., MClSc.Reg. CASLPO (8090)

Ilinaz has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities aged 2 to 15, in different environments. She has extensive knowledge about autism and learning disabilities. Ilinaz has used Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Proloquo2go, amongst other Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to teach individual to communicate. She has used Play Based Therapy, Natural Environment Teaching, Direct Instruction, and other forms of interventions to help children develop functional communication skills. In addition, Ilinaz has been training and supervising Behaviour Therapists to teach children with autism. She is currently in the process of completing her Behaviour Analysis Board Certification requirements.

Education

  • ABA course sequence (Florida Institution of Technology)
  • Certification in Foundations of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Adler)
  • Master of Education in Developmental Psychology and Education (OISE)
  • Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (Seneca Collage)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (U of T)

Certificates

  • Crisis intervention prevention (CPI)
  • PEAK relational training- Level 1

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    • The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO)”

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO)

Amanda Quintinho

M.Cl.Sc. Speech-Language Pathologist

Amanda graduated with her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) from the University of Western Ontario in 2013. She has been practising in the paediatric population with preschool and school-aged children for over 8 years and has experience servicing children with a variety of speech and language disorders. Amanda’s creativity and enthusiasm as a SLP allows her to easily build rapport with children and their families. She strongly believes in a team approach involving the important individuals in a child’s life throughout the intervention process. Amanda demonstrates a passion for empowering children and their families to help them reach their full potential!

Education

  • Master’s of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario, London

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (Non-Honours) in Psychology from Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Clinical Work Experience

I have over 8 years of clinical experience working with children with a variety of speech and language difficulties including:

  • Social Communication (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder)

  • Speech Sound Disorders (e.g., articulation, phonology, motor speech) 

  • Early Language Development (e.g., late talkers, receptive/expressive language delays)

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Literacy

  • Fluency (e.g., stuttering)

  • Parent Coaching

Certifications

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Pan American Vocology Association, Member
  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC-OAC) – certified November 2016
    • Professional Interests in Voice and Resonance, Adult Swallowing and Clinical Education
  • The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (CASLPO)
  • Clinical Educator for the University of Toronto

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