Our Team

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

Tamara is a registered speech-language pathologist with l’Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ), the College of Audiologists and Speech and Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and with Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).  She received her Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from Concordia University and completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia.

Prior to becoming an SLP, Tamara worked for over five years as a behaviour interventionist and as a classroom aid for children with various cognitive and developmental delays. She has been practicing in the community since graduating, and works primarily with preschoolers in the areas of articulation, oral motor, expressive and receptive language and social skills. Her passion is working with individuals with autism and has been supporting children and their families since 2006.

Tamara founded SpeakAble in Toronto in 2013, and has moved back to Montreal in 2018 to expand the business to her hometown. She still manages the Toronto office 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 degree in Health Sciences and Psychology from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters of Science degree 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 also 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. 

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, swallowing disorders, stuttering, and aphasia across a variety of clinical settings. Samantha is dedicated to delivering creative and effective voice, speech, and language services.

Léa Rafih, M.P.O., Speech-Language Pathologist

Léa is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with l’Ordre des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Professional Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Montreal. She works primarily with preschoolers and school-aged children in the areas of articulation and phonology, motor speech, receptive and expressive language, social skills and written language (dyslexia). She also has clinical experience working with adults with aphasia and can work in French and English. Léa is passionate and devoted to the children and families she works with.

Vanessa Cervini, M.H.Sc., Speech- Language Pathologist

Vanessa received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa and is a member of the Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologists du Québec (OOAQ). Vanessa enjoys working with pre-school and school-aged children and has experience working with the paediatric population in settings including: a paediatric hospital out-patient clinic, daycares, homes, and schools. She is also certified for the Hanen – It Takes Two to Talk program. With a passion to help children grow and reach their full potential, she enjoys working closely with families in order to achieve their speech and language goals!

Rosie Fleurissaint, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist

Rosie received her Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from McGill University, and recently completed her Master of Science in speech-language pathology at the University of British Columbia. She is awaiting registration with l’Ordre des orthophonistes et audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ). Rosie speaks English and French fluently, and speaks intermediate level Spanish, Creole, and Japanese.

Rosie has experience working with toddler and preschool children on receptive and expressive language, social pragmatic skills and speech sounds. She is experienced working with young children with autism and has been trained in Reference and Regulate. Rosie is an enthusiastic and driven new clinician who is fully invested in using recent findings in research to accompany families during their speech, language, and communication journey.

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).