Meet our Toronto Team

Our Toronto team provides services via tele-practice across Ontario. Home visits are offered based on location and availability. 

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

Tamara is a registered speech-language pathologist in both Ontario and Quebec, and the founder of SpeakAble! Tamara completed her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia in 2012 and started SpeakAble in Toronto in 2013. She has since moved to Montreal to bring the practice to her hometown. She manages the Toronto team 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).

Deja Forde-Dixon, M.Sc., Speech-Language Pathologist

Deja is an enthusiastic, passionate, and personable Speech-Language pathologist, devoted to increasing representation and cultural competence within the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Toronto. Deja is Lidcombe-trained and has experience assessing and providing treatment in the areas of fluency, articulation, phonology, motor-speech, language and literacy. As a registered clinician with the College of Audiologists and Speech and Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), and a certified member of Speech-Language pathology Canada (SAC), Deja is committed to upholding safe, diversified, and equitable services to every client she serves.

Rachel Curran, Intake Coordinator

Rachel is SpeakAble’s Intake Coordinator. She is the friendly voice who will help answer all your questions and inquiries about services as you embark on your child’s communication journey. Rachel’s strong organizational skills, empathy and welcoming demeanor help allow our practice to run smoothy and efficiently with day to day tasks. Rachel has worked with children and their families for over 15 years, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) therapist. Her commitment to the overall development of each child’s emotional, physical and social well being is her absolute passion.