Every child has the right to communicate his or her ideas with the world, and Spark Talk Speech Therapy is passionate about helping children reach their potential. We create a supportive, motivating environment and use play-based learning to keep your child engaged while he or she benefits from high-quality therapy guided by current research.
We are a small organization, consisting of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), who provides speech-language therapy and an Office Manager and Marketing Communications Coordinator, who helps keep things run smoothly.
Karen is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) with ten years of experience working with preschool and school-aged children. She studied Speech Language Pathology at the University of Alberta and worked in Edmonton before moving back to her hometown of Kingston in 2007. Karen is passionate about supporting each child’s right to communicate and is committed to making families feel confident and involved in the therapeutic process. Karen is a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO #5006), Speech Language & Audiology Canada, and the Ontario Speech and Language Association (OSLA). Please book your appointment with Karen using her online calendar- https://oab.owlpractice.ca/sparktalk/1/calendar
Ciara is our Office Manager here at Spark Talk Speech Therapy. She studied politics and economics at the University of Ottawa. She has worked in management roles in tourism, communication, and entertainment fields. Her organization skills keep our office running smoothly. Ciara is a musician and actor adding some artistic flare to our Spark Talk Team!
Jennifer is a CDA working part-time here at Spark Talk with school-aged clients. She is passionate about supporting all children’s communication goals and has done so for the past 18 years through working full time in public education across the Limestone District area. She is particularly skilled and passionate about articulation therapy, especially those tricky “R” and "S" sounds! Jen thrives on researching the latest techniques and therapy methods to provide children with a multitude of resources and strategies to fix those sounds! Please book your appointment with Jennifer using her online calendar-https://oab.owlpractice.ca/sparktalk/9/calendar
Debbie studied Speech and Language Pathology and Therapy at University College London, UK and worked in London as a Speech and Language Pathologist before moving to Canada to raise a family. Debbie has recently rejoined the profession as a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) after graduating from Georgian College with a Communicative Disorders Assistant postgraduate diploma. Debbie has worked in Canada as a Language Support Tutor at elementary, High School and College level, helping students with the study skills needed to attain High School credits and to cope with college academics. Debbie also has postgraduate certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders and intervention programs for children and youth on the spectrum. Debbie loves to work with families to encourage every child to say what they need to say in whatever form that takes to promote well being and inclusion in their families and wider society. Debbie is a member of Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC).