Speech, Language & Auditory-Verbal Therapy for Children

Who We Are

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Julie McDiarmid and Vanessa Lyle are Speech-Language Pathologists who both have over 15 years experience helping children communicate. They have both worked extensively in Children's Treatment Centres and in the community. It is their goal to provide speech therapy that is accessible to all children and families. Julie and Vanessa are passionate about what they do and are dedicated to helping children achieve their speech and language goals through fun, motivating experiences.

Julie and Vanessa are trained to provide many different therapy approaches including:

  • Auditory-Verbal Therapy
  • The Lidcombe Program for Stuttering
  • Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)
  • The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (KSLP)
  • PROMPT
  • Hanen - It Takes Two To Talk, Target Word & More Than Words

Julie McDiarmid

Julie McDiarmid

Julie received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is also a Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT®) through the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. Julie is a Registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), as well as a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC).

Julie is passionate about teaching listening and language skills from birth to prepare children for academic success. She is the mother of three beautiful boys and she feels that watching your child communicate successfully is one of the greatest joys of parenting.

Vanessa Lyle

Vanessa Lyle

Vanessa Lyle graduated from Brock University with a double major in Linguistics and Child and Youth Studies. She then attended State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she completed her Masters of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology. Vanessa is a Registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), as well as a member of the American Speech and Language Association (ASHA).

Vanessa loves working collaboratively with teachers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation therapists, psychologists, and caregivers/parents in order to provide unified treatment to her clients.