M.Sc.S., member OAOO
Sharon completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2003 where she currently teaches Communication Disorders in Special Populations and Assistive Technologies to Support Reading
and Writing. Over the years, she has had the opportunity and privilege of offering a variety of training courses and workshops related to autism spectrum disorders and the Structured Teaching approach.
She has dedicated most of her career to working with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, initially as a behavioral therapist, and for the last 12 years, as a speech-language pathologist.
When her two youngest daughters were diagnosed with language-based learning difficulties (dyslexia, dysorthographia), she decided to deepen her knowledge in order to better support them. Work related to these difficulties has now become an area of practice she truly enjoys!
Sharon enjoys spending time with her four children and husband, travelling and keeping active by playing a variety of sports.
Anick completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2004. She is a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario and has obtained the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Clinical Certification. She worked for several years with preschool and school-aged children with speech and language difficulties. For the past ten years, she has been working in a pediatric treatment centre providing services to children and youth with physical disabilities and developmental delays, including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others.
Anick is registered as an individual authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). She can prescribe augmentative communication aids (eg. Boardmaker software, “low tech” voice output devices) to clients and their families with financial aid coverage. She can also offer services related to the use of high tech voice output devices.
Throughout her career, she attended and offered many workshops related to augmentative and alternative communication, developmental delays, physical disabilities, as well as evidence-based intervention approaches for speech and language development.
Anick enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband, playing soccer, travelling, and working on home and design projects.