Meet our Toronto Team

Our Toronto branch provides services via tele-practice across Ontario. Home visits are also offered based on location. School and daycare visits could also be arranged upon request and based on availability. 

Tamara Paull, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist, Founder and Director

Tamara is a registered speech-language pathologist in both Ontario and Quebec, the founder of SpeakAble and the friendly voice who will respond to your initial contact request and help get you set up! Tamara completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia in 2012 and founded SpeakAble in Toronto in 2013. She has since moved back to Montreal to expand the business to her hometown. She manages the Toronto branch and visits regularly!

 

Katelyn Sirrs, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist

Katelyn is a registered speech-language pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech and Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), and is a certified member of Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, and with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University. Katelyn is certified in the Hanen “More Than Words” program and in PROMPT. She has worked in the areas of articulation and phonology, developmental language, motor speech, fluency and social pragmatics. She has experience working with clients with a variety of special needs, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Katelyn is committed to providing engaging and effective treatment to each and every one of her clients!

Ahila Thayaparan, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist

Ahila is an energetic Speech-Language Pathologist (Reg. CASLPO) who has been working with the preschool and school-age population since 2013. Ahila’s undergraduate degrees in neuroscience and psychology have positively coloured her approach as an SLP. She is passionate about helping children feel competent and successful. She strives to empower parents with the strategies and skills to support their kiddos. Ahila is able to provide assistance in the areas of articulation & phonology, motor speech, expressive language, receptive language, stuttering, clear speech strategies, phonological awareness skills, reading (decoding & comprehension), and social communication. Ahila has completed training in Hanen’s “More Than Words” (social communication), Lidcombe (stuttering),  PROMPT (motor speech), “Let’s Start Talking” (motor learning difficulties), and PECS (picture communication).  

Samantha Berardesca, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist

Samantha is a registered speech-language pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech and Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). Samantha is also a Singing Voice Specialist, having been trained both as a performing artist and as a voice teacher for over a decade. She received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at Dalhousie University, her Masters in Music and Music Education at Columbia University, and her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Dalhousie University. She has clinical experience working with adults and children in the areas of articulation and phonology, developmental language, cleft palate, voice, stuttering, and aphasia across a variety of clinical settings. Samantha is dedicated to delivering creative and effective voice, speech, and language services!