Christine Howard, CDA, M.H.Sc., SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO
I am a Speech and Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Toronto. In addition to my private practice, I have been working with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board since 1999. I have had several roles during my employment, including school consultant, Kindergarten literacy consultant and direct support to five speech and language classes. In the classes I work as part of a team with the teacher and educational assistant and provide direct service, consultation and staff training in the areas of speech, language and literacy. I have a strong commitment to Clinical Education and have served as a preceptor/clinical supervisor for several institutions including the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, the University of British Columbia, Georgian College, Durham College, and St. Lawrence College.
Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, I was a Communication Disorders Assistant, having graduated from a post-graduate programme at Georgian College. In that role, I provided direct therapy services, under the direction of a Speech and Language Pathologist, to students in the Wentworth Board of Education and the Niagara Board of Education. I also have an undergraduate degree with Honours in Psychology and Biology. I have had extensive previous experience working with children as a camp counsellor, music teacher, summer day camp leader and Girl Guide leader. I speak both French and English. I love to work with children of all ages and look forward to the opportunity of working with you and your child to help enhance his or her communication skills.
Katiana Wiens, B.Ed., M.H.Sc., Reg. CASLPO
I am a graduate from the University of Toronto with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Before completing my Master’s, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from Brock University in Child and Youth Studies and a Bachelor of Education with an additional qualification in teaching French. I have two years of experience with the District School Board of Niagara as an Occasional Teacher in classes ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 8, in core French and French Immersion. It was my interest in language development and communication that led me to pursue the field of Speech-Language Pathology.
As a former elementary school teacher, I am well aware of the demands and expectations of the classroom setting and the impact that a communication difficulty might have on school success and peer interaction. I have a strong desire to provide original and meaningful treatment programs that focus on the needs and interests of my clients and their families. My ultimate goal is to help my clients reach their full potential in their ability to communicate independently with others at home, in school, at work, and in their community. I welcome children and adults of all ages and communication abilities and look forward to working with you and your family!