Poster Presenters

Amélie Albert

Amélie Albert

Amélie Albert est en quatrième année du premier cycle du programme d’orthophonie de l’Université Laurentienne. Elle est originaire de Verner, une petite communauté francophone du nord-est de l’Ontario et ses recherches sont axées sur les troubles du développement, le bilinguisme et le langage lorsqu’on appartient à une minorité.

Maya Albin

Maya Albin, MSc, Reg. CASLPO

Maya completed her MSc (SLP) at McMaster University, and now works as a speech-language pathologist in Toronto, Ontario. She works at an interdisciplinary private practice and continues to be involved in a variety of research projects.

Camélie Belzile-Lapalme

Camélie Belzile-Lapalme, Étudiante M.Sc.S Orthophonie

Camélie Belzile-Lapalme, étudiante à la maîtrise en orthophonie à l’Université d’Ottawa. Mon stage d’été en recherche au GRISE de l’Université de Sherbrooke m’a permis d’accroître mon intérêt et mes compétences comme chercheuse. J’ai ensuite poursuivi ce processus de recherche à l’Université Laurentienne lors de mon baccalauréat en orthophonie.

Peter Cahill

Peter Cahill, S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Peter Cahill is a speech-language pathologist and current doctoral trainee at McMaster University. His work focuses on identifying, measuring, and modeling meaningful service outcomes, specifically for tiered, non-categorical approaches to childhood disability services.

Marie-Ève Caty

Marie-Ève Caty, PhD

Marie-Ève Caty est professeure agrégée au département d’orthophonie de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Ses travaux de recherche touchent tant à la conceptualisation de la pratique réflexive qu’à l’étude de dispositifs pour la développer et la soutenir, comme le mentorat. Elle compte à son actif plusieurs publications et conférences sur ces sujets.

Marie-Ève Caty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Her research concerns both the conceptualization of reflective practice and the study of dialogic/group process to enable and support it, such as mentorship. She has several publications and conferences to her credit on these subjects.

Tiffany Chang

Tiffany Chang, MPO

Tiffany Chang is a clinical speech-language-pathologist and a research student. After completing her professional master’s degree at the University of Montreal, she has decided to conduct a research master in the speech and hearing sciences at the same school. Her studies focus on noise and vocal behavior in learning environments.

Monique Charest

Monique Charest, PhD, R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Monique Charest is an Associate Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta and a registered speech-language pathologist (S-LP). She has worked as an S-LP in community-based and tertiary-care settings. Her research focuses on language development and language disorders in childhood.

Katy Chen

Katy Chen, BA(Adv)

Katy Chen is a MSc Speech-Language Pathology Student at the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. During her undergraduate studies, Katy conducted research with infant and pediatric populations at Dr. Janet Werker’s Infant Studies Centre as a Research Assistant. She is now supporting individuals with chronic and neurodegenerative brain conditions at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, and is also a Master’s Thesis Candidate at Dr. Stacey Skoretz’s Swallowing Innovations Lab.

Sophie Chesneau

Sophie Chesneau

Sophie Chesneau est professeur au département d’orthophonie de l’UQTR et chercheuse au Centre de Recherche de l’institut de Gériatrie de Montréal s’intéresse particulièrement à la communication des personnes qui présentent des troubles neuro-cognitifs majeurs avec leurs proches.

Valérie Coulombe

Valérie Coulombe, MSc, Orthophoniste

Valérie Coulombe is a speech-language pathologist and a PhD candidate (Université Laval, Québec). Her work focuses on the effects of brain damage on the socio-affective aspects of spoken language. Her research interests include the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in the communication of emotions and attitudes and their assessment in neurological disorders.

Édith Coulombe

Édith Coulombe

Édith Coulombe is an undergraduate student in psychology at Université de Montréal (UdeM). As a research assistant at UdeM’s School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Édith collaborates to research regarding people with Parkinson’s Disease and their participation to daily voice activities.

Luc De Nil

Luc De Nil, PhD

Luc De Nil is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. His research explores the neurological factors underlying developmental and acquired stuttering using behavioural and brain imaging approaches. He has published widely and has received an ASHA Fellowship award for his contributions to the field.

Charline Delorme

Charline Delorme

Charline Delorme (she/her) is an undergraduate student in cognitive neurosciences at Université de Montréal (UdeM) with a specialization in neurolinguistics. As a research assistant at UdeM’s School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Labo IV), she contributes to research activities aiming to foster the social participation of people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Lauren Denusik

Lauren Denusik, BA(Hons)

Lauren is completing her MCISc/PhD in Speech-Language Pathology and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Western Ontario. For her doctoral thesis, Lauren is conducting a series of practice-based research projects with S-LPs and parents to develop a sustainable model for virtual family-centered, language-based interventions for preschoolers with autism.

Angela Feehan

Angela Feehan

Angela Feehan is a speech-language pathologist in Edmonton, Alberta and PhD student at the University of Alberta. Angela’s clinical experience is primarily with school-aged children and youth who have complex learning and development needs. Angela’s research focuses on language and social communication development, typically with developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Sébastien Finlay

Sébastien Finlay

Sébastien Finlay (il/lui) est étudiant au baccalauréat en neuroscience cognitive à l’Université de Montréal et se spécialise en neurolinguistique. Dans le cadre de ses recherches à l’École d’Orthophonie et d’Audiologie de l’Université de Montréal, il se penche sur les comorbidités en contexte de bégaiement.

Marie-Pier Gingras

Marie-Pier Gingras

Marie-Pier Gingras est orthophoniste et candidate au doctorat à l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Son projet de thèse porte sur l’influence des activités sur le soutien au développement langagier offert par les éducatrices aux enfants âgés de 4 et 5 ans. Sur Twitter : @GingrasMP

Alexie Godin

Alexie Godin

Alexie est originaire de Sudbury, Ontario. Elle a étudié au niveau du Baccalauréat et de la Maîtrise en orthophonie à l’Université Laurentienne. Son mémoire de Maîtrise porte sur la validité de la série de livres gradués « Escalire » auprès d’élèves de la 1e à la 4e année.

Émilie Godin

Émilie Godin

Émilie Godin est une étudiante de 4e année du baccalauréat d’orthophonie à l’Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON. Elle s’intéresse à plusieurs domaines en orthophonie, mais elle s’intéresse le plus à la population adulte et aphasique.

Cassandra Hamel-Baz

Cassandra Hamel-Baz, Candidate à la MPO

Cassandra Hamel-Baz (elle/she) étudie à la maîtrise professionnelle en orthophonie à l’UdeM et est membre du Labo IV et du comité EDI de l’École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie. Les projets sur lesquels Cassandra s’implique, sous la supervision d’Ingrid Verduyckt, portent sur la maladie de Parkinson et l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion.

Jessica Harasym

Jessica Harasym, MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Jessica Harasym is a speech-language pathologist at the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) where she provides client and family-focused services to children, youth and adults. As a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta, Jessica’s research focuses on exploring youth experiences of post-concussion communication difficulties from a sociocultural perspective.

Marie Hémond

Marie Hémond, Orthophoniste, M. P. O., Coordinatrice de la clinique Universitaire en orthophonie et audiologie

Marie Hémond (elle/she) Diplômée en orthophonie à l’Université de Montréal, Marie a d’abord travaillé dans le secteur privé à Montréal. De retour à l’Université de Montréal, elle coordonne maintenant la Clinique Universitaire de l’École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie. Son parcours professionnel l’a aussi amenée à s’impliquer auprès de différentes associations.

Carole Hiew

Carole Hiew, BSc

As a multilingual child, Carole was fascinated with language learning. Now, she is researching early identification of children at-risk for language difficulties as a Lab Coordinator in the Child Language and Literacy Lab (ChiLL Lab). She is currently working on graduate studies in Stroke Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta. Her future goals include becoming an S-LP to work with culturally-diverse populations.

Linna Jingyu Jin

Linna Jingyu Jin, MScA, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

Linna Jingyu Jin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. Her research interests focus on culturally responsive care in speech-language pathology for adults. Her clinical background is as a speech-language pathologist with adults in acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient, and skilled nursing settings.

Sarah Kabalan

Sarah Kabalan, MSc

Sarah Kabalan is a registered speech-language pathologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta. She conducted research alongside Dr. Jana Rieger and Dr. Gabriela Constantinescu using data collected at the Institute for Reconstruction Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) in Edmonton, Alberta.

Chloe Korade

Chloe Korade

Chloe Korade is a combined MSc/PhD S-LP student at the University of Alberta. Chloe’s research focuses on the assessment of bilingual children’s morphology development, and how to more accurately separate typical from impaired language learning in these children.

Cindy Levesque-Boissonneault

Cindy Levesque-Boissonneault, MSc, Orthophoniste

Cindy Levesque-Boissonneault is a certified speech-language pathologist and a PhD candidate at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Québec) under the supervision of Marie-Ève Caty and Johannes Frasnelli. Cindy’s research interests focus on swallowing disorders and treatment approaches for patients with head and neck cancer.

Jacqueline Lim

Jacqueline Lim, PhD, R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, CPSP

Jacqueline Lim is a lecturer at James Cook University, Australia and has worked as a rural speech-language pathologist in both Australia and Canada. Her current research interests include service delivery in rural and remote locations and the treatment of children with childhood apraxia of speech and literacy difficulties.

Rebecca Maftoul

Rebecca Maftoul, Orthophoniste, M. P. O., Professeure de clinique

Rebecca Maftoul (elle/she) est orthophoniste au Québec depuis 2003. Son expérience comme clinicienne est variée et son domaine d’expertise est l’autisme. À l’École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie de l’UdeM, elle a occupé des fonctions de coordonnatrice de stage, conseillère pédagogique puis professeure de clinique. Elle co-préside la formation Partenaires depuis mai 2021.

Vincent Martel-Sauvageau

Vincent Martel-Sauvageau, Ph. D., Orthophoniste

Les travaux de recherche de Vincent Martel-Sauvageau portent sur les propriétés acoustiques fines de la parole saine et pathologique, de même que sur les marqueurs de l’intelligibilité de la parole. Il s’intéresse également à l’amélioration des pratiques orthophoniques d’évaluation et d’intervention des troubles de la parole en contexte franco-québécois.

Trelani Milburn-Chapman

Trelani Milburn-Chapman, PhD

Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta. Her research program centres on the causes and correlates of typical and atypical language and reading achievement with a focus on the early years. She is interested in prevention and intervention for children at-risk for reading-related learning disabilities.

Michèle Minor-Corriveau

Michèle Minor-Corriveau

Orthophoniste et Professeure agrégée au programme d’orthophonie de l’Université Laurentienne, Michèle a travaillé auprès de la population scolaire ayant des besoins particuliers liés au langage oral et écrit. Elle est passionnée de la lecture et de l’écriture, de la réussite de l’élève et de l’évaluation au service de l’apprentissage. www.micheleminorcorriveau.com

Alexa Okrainec

Alexa Okrainec, MClSc, PhD, S-LP(C)

Alexa Okrainec is an Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology & Student Services Department, Faculty of Education, Brandon University.

Janine O’Coin

Janine O’Coin, BHSc

Janine O’Coin is a 2nd year speech-language pathology master’s student at Laurentian University. She plans to complete her studies this spring. She has specific interest in the pre-school and school aged population. With a research interest in early predictors of DLD, she strongly believes in promoting awareness of this disorder.

Caroline Parent-Legault, M.O.A.

Caroline Parent-Legault, M.O.A.

Caroline Parent-Legault is a speech-language pathologist and the Registration Coordinator at the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ). She participated in the development of a mentoring pilot project at the OOAQ and was the coordinator and co-researcher in the participatory evaluation research.

Michelle Phoenix

Michelle Phoenix, PhD, Reg. CASLPO

Michelle Phoenix is an Assistant Professor in McMaster University’s School of Rehabilitation Science. She is a CanChild Scientist and Adjunct Scientist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Phoenix advances access and equity in children’s rehabilitation by studying models of service delivery and family engagement in research.

Sarah-Ève Poirier

Sarah-Ève Poirier, MSc, Orthophoniste

Sarah-Ève is a speech-language pathologist who graduated in 2020. She completed a research master in clinical sciences (2020-2021) and she is currently a doctoral student in rehabilitation at Laval University (2022-2025). Sarah-Ève takes interest in sentence production deficits due to aphasia following a stroke. Her supervisors are Dr. Laura Monetta and Dr. Marion Fossard. Alongside, she works part-time with preschoolers.

Ala Refai

Ala Refai, BSc

Ala Refai is a second year Speech-Language Pathology student at the University of Toronto. Her current research interests consist of neurogenic stuttering as well as motor learning, and dysphagia research in the long-term. She has received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship for her academic achievements and research involvement.

Eve Julie Rioux

Eve Julie Rioux, S-LP, PhD Student

Eve Julie Rioux has been working as a speech-language pathologist since 2005 with preschoolers, school-age children, and adolescents. She is a PhD candidate at McGill University under the supervision of Elin Thordardottir. Her research focuses on bilingual adolescents and their achievement in the domain of syntax.

Stephanie Roberge

Stephanie Roberge

Stephanie Roberge is a MHSc student in Speech-Language Pathology at Laurentian University. Her research projects currently focus on the use of technology in the treatment of reading comprehension difficulties that are associated with aphasia. In the future, she hopes to offer speech and language services in the hospital setting to treat acquired communication disorders.

Lisa Schumacher

Lisa Schumacher, MSc(A), S-LP(C)

An experienced S-LP, clinical educator and mentor, Lisa created and animates clinician workshops including Giving Parents Feedback, S-LP Therapy Prescription, Team Therapy Prescription, and Parent Involvement in Intervention at Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Montreal. Working with children presenting speech, language, motor and developmental challenges, in a multidisciplinary and bilingual context, she actively involves parents in the rehabilitation process.

Céline St-Onge

Céline St-Onge, BScS, Orthophonie

Céline St-Onge is originally from North Bay, Ontario. She is currently a student in the Master’s program of speech and language pathology at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Her research interests include bilingualism, developmental language disorder and linguistic minority context.

Megan Staniforth

Megan Staniforth, MSc, RSLP, S-LP(C)

Megan Staniforth is a speech-language pathologist at the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health in Victoria. Working in early intervention, she supports young children with developmental delays and their families. Megan is passionate about team-based care and is a champion for EBP and best practices amongst her colleagues.

Alyssa Stowe

Alyssa Stowe, BSc

Alyssa Stowe is a student in the Clinical Speech-Language Pathology Program at the University of Toronto. Her interests include science communication and making research more accessible to bridge the gap between current research and clinical practice. This includes advocating for interprofessional research to be more inclusive of speech-language pathology perspectives.

Élie Tremblay

Élie Tremblay, Candidat·e à la MPO

Élie Tremblay (iel/they/them) étudie à la maîtrise professionnelle en orthophonie à l’UdeM et est membre du comité EDI de l’École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie. Iel s’intéresse grandement à l’équité, la diversité et l’inclusion dans le milieu de l’orthophonie et s’implique dans divers projets de recherche en lien avec la santé des communautés 2S/LGBTQIA+.

Ingrid Verduyckt

Ingrid Verduyckt, Ph. D., Professeure agrégée

Ingrid Verduyckt (elle/she) est professeure agrégée à l’école d’orthophonie et d’audiologie de l’UdeM et chercheure régulière, CRIR – Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), pavillon Lindsay, CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. Elle détient une Maîtrise en orthophonie de l’Université de Lund en Suèdeet un doctorat en Sciences psychologiques et de l’éducation de L’Université Catholique de Louvain en Belgique. Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur le développement de la pratique et du rôle de l’orthophoniste dans le cadre d’interventions novatrices et interdisciplinaires, ainsi que sur la participation sociale des personnes avec un trouble de la communication.

Sasha Wade, MSc, S-LP

Sasha Wade, MSc, S-LP

Sasha is a Vancouver-based S-LP with over 12 years of experience working exclusively with adult clients across Canada and the UK serving long term care, rehab, acute care, and dementia populations. She is a regional consultant S-LP for Northern Health and owns a private virtual clinic for adults (myvirtualslp.com).

Carlee Wilson

Carlee Wilson, MSc

Carlee Wilson is a PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on understanding how different modalities of therapy can impact the quality of life of people with aphasia.

Alex Zannier

Alex Zannier

Alex Zannier is a 2nd year Master’s of Health Science student at Laurentian University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Laurentian University in Speech Language Pathology. Alex currently resides in Sudbury, Ontario. Her research interests include language performance post brain injury, children’s literacy abilities and bilingualism.