Stephanie is a Speech-Language Pathologist who loves helping others. Stephanie earned her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Queen Margaret University in Scotland. Before this, she completed a Double Major in Health Science and Sociology from Western University while being a valuable member of the varsity volleyball team.
She strongly believes in the importance of continual education and has become certified in Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words”, PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment).
She is also trained as a Behavioural Therapist, recently completing her Autism and Behavioural Science Certification at Mohawk College. With a background working with children and adults, Stephanie loves working with people, helping them to better communication. She is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about her career and is excited to assist families to enrich their communication skills.
Kerry's clinical experience spans across the continuum of clinical settings - from hospital to community, home, school and clinic - enabling her to better meet the needs of her clients. When she's not helping clients, she is passionate about spreading awareness regarding the importance of speech-language pathology and communication health.
Outside of work, she is a busy mother of four and enjoys spending time with her family in the kitchen, being active, coaching, exploring programs in the city, or just being outdoors.
In her limited spare time, she loves exploring new places far away or unique bed and breakfasts nearby. She loves history, reading, writing, singing, running, soccer, and finding the perfect spot around a cozy fire pit with her husband.
Owner of Connect Speech
Kerry is a registered speech-language pathologist in Ontario with nearly a decade in the field. She completed her training in 2010 at Western University in London, Ontario and earned her Master in Clinical Sciences in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology)degree. Upon graduation, she earned her Clinical Certification with SAC (Speech-Language & Audiology Canada), the highest national professional standard. She is an Independent Authorizer with Ontario's Assistive Devices Program to help eligible client's access funding for personalized communication aids. Kerry values continuing education and has participated in a number of advanced training courses and learning conferences over the years, such as Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia, and the Clinical Short Course in Cognitive-Communication Disorders (Level 1 and Level 2).
With her genuine passion to help individuals reach their communication potential, coupled with her excellent training and experience, she is establishing herself as a skilled clinician in our community. She has gained wide-ranging experience helping countless individuals of all ages and backgrounds make real change and improve their lives and well-being. Her expansive skillset includes assessing and treating young children, teens, adults and older adults who have an array of concerns, including: articulation, voice, stuttering, swallowing, motor speech, cognitive-communication (e.g. dementia or brain injury) and language concerns.
Communication is the highest form of human connection. Living up to the name, the vision of Connect Speech is to help all ages - children, teens, adults and older adults - improve communication success to feel more connected to themselves and to live more connected to others. -Kerry King