MEET OUR TEAM

We are passionate professionals ready to work together to build communication.

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HEATHER GIFFIN

Speech-Language Pathologist, President/Owner

Since 2004, I have been blessed with the opportunity to spend my days helping children improve their communication and literacy skills. The families I work with give me purpose, and add so much joy to my life!  Outside the office, I love spending time in nature and traveling with my husband and 2 boys.

RACHEL TEAGUE

Speech-Language Pathologist

Over the past six years of working as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the preschool-aged population, I've had many rewarding and enriching experiences both in Ontatio and BC. I find that communication is fascinating, and I absolutely love working with children!

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EMILY BEAUDOIN

Communicative Disorders Assistant

I was introduced to the field of speech and language when I was fourteen years old, and assisted a child with his speech program from school.  This was an extremely rewarding experience that inspired me to pursue a career helping individuals of all ages improve their communication.  

Emily is currently on maternity leave.

DANIELLE MILLS

Communicative Disorders Assistant 

I knew from an early age that Speech, Language, and Literacy was my calling. I have since been inspired by the many amazing students I have worked with over the past 6 years as school aged CDA.  My husband and I live in the Centre Hastings area and are smitten parents to our little bulldog fur baby "Beans".

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JENNIFER BATTLE

Communicative Disorders Assistant

I have had the pleasure of working in education for the past 20 years. Speech and language is my passion!  I am goal driven to empower children to become better communicators. My husband and I live in the beautiful city of Kingston and are the proud parents of three grown children.

LINDSAY MCCARTHY

Communicative Disorders Assistant

I was first introduced to the speech and language field when I accompanied my sister to her speech session.  I watched her use sign and pictures to make choices and play with her SLP, and I was hooked.  I graduated from the CDA program in 2000, and have worked with preschool, school-aged and teens in both public and private settings.  I have a passion for social communication and AAC.  Outside the office, you'll find me surrounded by my chickens, sheep and pigs, pretending I know how to be a farmer.

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MEAGHAN IRONMONGER

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Office Manager and Social Media Specialist

I had my first experience with the field of speech and language as a child while supporting my brother with his 'speech homework' and at his clinic sessions.  I started working in education in 2013 and have been inspired by the amazing children I have worked with throughout my career.  They helped steer me toward becoming a CDA and I have truly found my passion!  In my free time, I can be found with my dogs exploring hiking trails, or reading. 

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MEAGHAN IRONMONGER

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Social Media Specialist

I had my first experience with the field of speech and language as a child while supporting my brother with his 'speech homework' and at his clinic sessions.  I started working in education in 2013 and have been inspired by the amazing children I have worked with throughout my career.  They helped steer me toward becoming a CDA and I have truly found my passion!  In my free time, I can be found with my dogs exploring hiking trails, or reading. 

SKYE HALE-SANDERS

Speech-Language Pathologist

For over 20 years, my passion continues to be focused on coaching, educating and empowering parents with the tools and skills to be their child's best language facilitator.  This passion is complimented by a number of Hanen certifications including Target Word, It Takes Two to Talk, More Than Words, Talkability and Learning Language and Loving it. I've also spent time working with children who have hearing loss, supporting them to develop listening and spoken language skills through the use of technology. The families I work with inspire me everyday adding so many little adventures and joy to my life.  In my free time, I enjoy golf, travel, yoga and nature walks.

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KRISTY BLAIS

Office Manager

I am the mom of two beautiful, autistic, non-verbal daughters.  I have seen the success of speech therapy as my oldest is starting to verbalize simple words and is learning to read!  I'm experienced in using Picture Exchange Communication and the Proloquo2Go app on the iPad.  I am a founding member of Autism Resources Lennox and Addington (ARLA), a group designed to bring more inclusiveness, awareness and events to our community.  In my spare time, I love playing baseball and going bowling with my husband.

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Contact

bwlpspeech@gmail.com

613.331.5450

Fax: 613.542.9237

Address

In Napanee:  105 Unger Island Road, K7R 3L1
In Kingston:  #1-802 John Marks Avenue, K7K 0J7

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