How do I make an appointment?
Book a free 15 minute consultation as a starting point. Speaking by phone prior to booking a first appointment gives you a chance to ask questions that are not answered on the website and it gives me an opportunity to listen to you and get a sense of your needs and expectations. Background is helpful, so make sure you include what area interested in working on and your history if pertinent. when you fill out the Client Intake Form
Do you treat stuttering?
While all Speech Language Pathologists are trained to assess and treat a wide variety of speech and language related disorders including stuttering, in our professional practice we may choose to focus on one or two areas to the exclusion of others. I have chosen to work in the areas of accent, voice, speech and professional communication. I have also worked extensively with adults who have neurogenic speech and language disorders. If you are seeking a Speech Language Pathologist to assist with a stuttering or disfluency problem please go to the CASLPO website. There are links there to help you find a private practitioner who works in the area you need.
Do you treat children?
At ClearSpeech we work with adults 18 or over. Children learn differently than adults and need to work with an SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) who has made a choice to specialize in this area. If you are seeking a Speech Language Pathologist to assist with a problem your child has with speech or language please go to the CASLPO website. Use the links to help you find a an SLP who works in the area you need.
Where are you located?
Currently clients are generally seen virtually, via Zoom. The ClearSpeech Studio is in downtown Toronto, a quick walk from the King and Union Station subway
Do you see clients outside of regular business hours?
I schedule sessions outside of regular business hours generally from 4:30 to 7:00. I sometimes have sessions available as well on weekend mornings.
Are you covered by OHIP?
Speech Language Pathologists working outside of the school or hospital setting are not covered by OHIP. Many workplace and private insurance plans provide coverage for the services of a registered Speech Language Pathologist. Check with your individual insurer to determine the extent of your coverage.
How do I learn more?
Contact me to ask questions not answered on the website or book a consultation. There is also much to explore under the Resources tab