Speech-Language Pathologists


What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?


Speech-language Pathologists are university-educated, clinically trained and registered health care professionals who work with people having problems communicating. They provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment to people of all ages, often beginning soon after birth. Speech-language pathologists work with people who may have trouble: learning to talk, pronouncing words, finding the right words, listening and understanding, using their voice correctly, stuttering, feeding and swallowing and reading, writing and learning. They also work with communication problems related to conditions such as hearing loss, stroke, head injuries, neurological disorders, Autism and Down Syndrome.


Paula Cherrington

Phone: (403) 686-3391

Email: growingcommunication [at] gmail [dot] com

-Concentrates on assessment, treatment and consultation for preschool and school-age speech or language disorders

-Services available for early intervention programming, PDD/Autism, and apraxia



 Barbara Kostyk

Phone: (403) 678-1226

Fax: (403) 678-1229

Email: rundlerehab [at] shaw [dot] ca

-Banff and Canmore area

-Speech Language Pathology and FSCD service coordination for Autism, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders/delays


Carmen Kurtz

Phone: (403) 850-5687 or (403) 201-0005

Fax: (403) 201-0007

Email: speakwrite [at] shaw [dot] ca

-Preschool and school-aged children with articulation, phonology, language, fluency or learning difficulties including areas of Autism/PDD.

-Early intervention programming for children with special needs

-Adult articulation


Trish Lawrie M.S. R.SLP

Clinical Coordinator

trishlawrieslp [at] gmail [dot] com



Beth McEwen

Phone: (403) 240-1478

Email: bethmcewen [at] shaw [dot] ca

-Assessment and treatment of preschool and school-age children with speech production, language disorders, stuttering or language/learning difficulties including Autism or PDD


Lisa O’Sullivan (Teerhuis), MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C) Speech-Language Pathologist

Mobile: 403-615-8831

Email: teerhuis [at] shaw [dot] ca

Assessment, consultation, and treatment services for preschool and school-age children. Including articulation, phonology, apraxia, language comprehension, expressive language, social communication, and developmental delays.  Family-centred services provided to children with Autism since 2002.


Shaun Pearson M.Sc.A, R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Phone: (403) 710-5614

Email: shaun [dot] contact [at] gmail [dot] com

Assessment and treatment for pre-school, school-age children and adults. Offering services for a wide range of communication challenges (early language delays, articulation, apraxia, language understanding, social communication, and stuttering). Also can provide assistance for those needing assistive technology in order to communicate


Tanya Sloane, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP (C)

Phone: (403)-998-1876

Email: tanya [at] pathwayspediatrics [dot] ca

Concentration: Assessment, treatment, and consultation services for preschool and school-age children. Screening services available. PROMPT Level 1 certified, Hanen certified (It Takes Two to Talk, Learning Language and Loving It, More Than Words, and Talkability). Able to work with a variety of communication needs and disorders including apraxia, autism, LD, brain injury, and ADHD.
FSCD Service Coordination and Speech Language Pathology Services for children with autism. Hanen and SCERTS training. Focus on early intervention and parent training.
For more information, visit www.pathwayspediatrics.ca


Ryan Szarko 

Phone: (403) 891-2720

Email: ryan [at] dialogspeech [dot] com

Website: www.dialogspeech.com and www.kidscan.biz

Dialog Speech Therapy is operated by Ryan Szarko, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist. Ryan provides services to both children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout Calgary; sessions can be in-home or at our location at Kids Can at 2115 Sirocco Drive SW. Ryan offers family-focused, social-language and speech-language therapies designed to develop meaningful verbal interactions, socially appropriate behaviours and improve school performance.  For more information and bookings, please see contact information above.


Sara Turner

Phone: (403) 816-2718

Email:  sara@connecting-dots.ca

Website: www.connecting-dots.ca

-Assessment, treatment, and consultation for children and adults with speech (articulation, phonology), language (including use and understanding), or other communication difficulties.

-Offer services for developmental issues such as Autism and Down syndrome

-Family/Caregiver training and home programs available


Keri Vandongen

Phone: (403) 462-9919

Email: kerislp [at] gmail [dot] com

Website: www.myspeechparty.com

Offering assessment & treatment services for preschoolers and early school-age children with autism spectrum disorder, targeting speech (articulation, phonology or motor speech), language, communication and/or social skills. Fees may be reimbursed through FSCD funding and/or health insurance policies. Focus on SW Calgary communities












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