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HEATHER GIFFIN

Speech-Language Pathologist

Owner/Clinical Director

Since 2004, I have been blessed with the opportunity to spend my days helping children improve their communication and literacy skills. My work truly energizes me and I would choose this career a million times over.  My passions are speech sound disorders and literacy, particularly for children with Autism.    I try to work with the words of David Yoder in my mind when he said, "no child is 'too anything' to learn to read."

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SHERI-ANNE TAYLOR

Speech-Language Pathologist

In the 15 plus years I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist I have never tired of learning about language and literacy and how to support communication in children, including an interest in motor planning for speech. I love sharing this knowledge with families to work together to help children grow. However, the best part of my job is always having the opportunity to catch the infectious giggle of one of my clients. The rest of my time is spent with my family enjoying the fresh air of the country and exploring lakes and trails around South Frontenac with our dogs.

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HOLLY ERWIN

Speech-Language Pathologist

Throughout the last 14 years, I have had the absolute pleasure of helping children maximize their communication potential in a fun and engaging way. I truly love working with children and have developed a passion for speech sound disorders and stuttering. Being a Speech-Language Pathologist is incredibly rewarding in so many ways, but the best part is that it allows me engage with children every day and help bring their confidence to new heights. When I'm not working you can find me fiddling with my plants, reading, and spending as much time as possible with my family. 

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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.

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SIDNEY MARSHALL

Communicative Disorders Assistant

I’ve had a passion for working with children since I was a child myself! Throughout my working career, I've had the pleasure of working with some incredible clients from wee-little ones to students in their teen years. The fulfillment of working collaboratively with families to help their child surpass their goals is one of the (many) reasons why I love this profession so much. I value fostering lasting and meaningful relationships with every client. When I am not having fun in the clinic, you can find me trying to tire out my new puppy, or attempting a new DIY home renovation!

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MELISSA MICHAUD

Structured Literacy Tutor

I am a classroom teacher who received my teaching qualifications from Nipissing University. I have my Teaching Specialist in Special Education and have been working specifically with students struggling with literacy for the past fifteen years.  In my own time, I have taken many additional courses and conducted independent research to hone my ability to reach students using a structured literacy approach.  When I am not changing lives in the classroom, I love being outdoors with my husband and three incredible kiddos.

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DAWN CAMERON

Office Assistant
Den Mother

I have had the pleasure of working in education for the past 20 years and continue to enjoy every moment. I am the mom of 2 amazing children. I’m so excited to be part of the fabulous team at BWLP!

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RACHEL TEAGUE

Speech-Language Pathologist

Since 2014, I have worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist with mainly the preschool-aged population and have had many rewarding and enriching experiences both in Ontario and BC. I find that communication is fascinating, and I absolutely love working with children! When I am not at the clinic, I enjoy going on walks with my husband and snuggling my two cats.




Rachel is currently on maternity leave.

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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. 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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DANIELLE MILLS

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Belleville Clinic Lead

I knew from an early age that Speech, Language, and Literacy was my calling. I have since been inspired by the many amazing children and families I have worked with in my years in the field, and have developed an unwavering  passion for structured literacy intervention, my absolute happy place. I live in the Centre Hastings area with my fur baby bulldog child “Beans” and love creating art of all kinds in my spare time. 

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MEAGHAN IRONMONGER

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Social Media Specialist

My first experience with the field of speech and language was as a child helping my brother with his 'speech homework' and therapy 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.

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STEPHANIE BRENAY

Communicative Disorders Assistant

I discovered the field of speech and language in university, and when I graduated in 2016, I knew that this was what I wanted to pursue.

In 2020 I graduated from the CDA program, and I have been using my new skills and knowledge to support children and adults with their communication needs in a school and agency-based setting. In my down time I'm at the cottage any chance I get, baking up a storm in the kitchen or spending time with my cat Oscar at home.

Currently, Stephanie is working with us 6 months of the year in the Entry to School program, supporting young learners with Autism, and 6 months of the year in clinic.

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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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JULIA CLANCY

Speech-Language Pathologist

Since 2017, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of fields including early language and school-age students with Autism as a Speech-Language Pathologist. It has allowed me to travel, spending time working in Connecticut before coming back to Ontario. When I'm not working, you can find me baking, hiking or exploring with my husband, looking for new restaurants or paddle board spots! 

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CHRISTIANE HABERL

Speech-Language Pathologist

For the past three decades, I have been fortunate to work as a pediatric speech-language pathologist. Making therapy sessions fun, supporting families and sharing the excitement when new interactions, sounds and words appear – this all adds up to the best job ever. In my spare time, I enjoy the peacefulness of country-living. My husband and I live on a small hobby farm south of Napanee and there, you’ll find me either with my animals or painting and art-journaling.

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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 kids of all ages 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.


Currently, Lindsay is working with us 6 months of the year in the Entry to School program, supporting young learners with Autism, and 6 months of the year in clinic.

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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.  

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SARAH TRIPP

Structured Literacy Tutor

Over the last few years I have worked with youth in the Kingston community and elsewhere, striving to improve their literacy skills. This has been fuelled by a passion for creating positive change and a genuine belief in the importance of literacy skill development. These skills allow us to communicate and engage with the world around us, which leads to an enriching life! When I’m not at work, I’m out for a walk, doing some sort of craft, or trying a new recipe!

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DANA BONNELL

Office Manager

I am a mother of two wonderful boys. My oldest son has Autism. We have been working with BWLP for 4 years. The gains that my son has achieved during this time are phenomenal.  I have vast experience working in the field of early childhood education as well as in child and youth work. In my spare time, my husband and I enjoy taking our boys and dog to a variety of outdoor activities.