Days of Work: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Michelle is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) and a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). She received her Master of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2020. She believes that communication is a fundamental human right and believes in total communication - an approach that includes a combination of signs, gestures, verbal output, pictures, and technology to express oneself.
Michelle has experience working with young children with autism and their families on their journey from diagnosis to treatment. She is a proponent of the neurodiversity movement and uses a strengths- and play-based approach to therapy. She believes in an interdisciplinary approach to care that includes the family, and any and all clinicians and medical professionals involved in the child’s journey.
Michelle also has experience working with preschool and school-aged children with phonology, articulation, and language disorders, as well as experience implementing different alternative and augmentative communication systems. She has had practical experience working with adults with feeding and swallowing difficulties in an acute care setting.
Michelle’s areas of clinical interest are pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, literacy, orofacial myofunctional disorders, and motor speech disorders (e.g., apraxia). She believes in being a life-long learner and has completed additional learning and trainings as presented below:
In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, going for long walks on the beach listening to podcasts, and drinking lots of coffee! She is bilingual in English and French and grew up in Montreal!