Meg graduated from Durham College’s Communicative Disorders Assistant Graduate Certificate Program receiving a 4.82/5 GPA. She also is a McMaster University Graduate receiving Honours Bachelor of Arts majoring in Cognitive Science of Language. She has previous volunteer experience with Aphasia Conversation groups at the Adult Recreation Therapy Centre in Brantford and Senior Activation Maintenance Program in Hamilton. Meg has over 500 hours of clinical experience gained through placements at both Kids Can Speak and Bentley Hearing Services.
Her courses at Durham College and McMaster University have prepared her to work with a variety of clients. Course include: Populations with Special needs where she became familiar with the total communication approach, Voice and Fluency, Language Acquisition for both preschool and school aged, Articulation and Phonology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication where she gained experience and knowledge of different high, low and no tech systems.
Additional related workshops and courses include: ASL (American Sign Language) Level I and II received from Mohawk College, Wee Hand-Baby Sign Language, Deb Goshulak Motor Speech Workshop and Managing Challenging Behaviours in a Therapy Session-Durham Behaviour Management Services. Along with a full day field trip to Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services allowing an opportunity to program and interact using a variety of different communication devices.
“When I was 12 years old I had the opportunity to job shadow a close family friend who worked in the Deaf-Blind Residence at the W. Ross MacDonald School for the Blind and Deaf-Blind. After spending just one day with what were then my peers with a variety of communication challenges I knew that I wanted to help give people the opportunity to communicate and allow everyone to have a voice."