Jennifer Wadds, MHSc., Reg. CASLPO - Founder/Speech-Language Pathologist Chatterbox Kids was founded by registered Speech Language Pathologist, Jennifer Wadds. Jennifer graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in Psychology. She then completed her Masters of Health Science degree at the University of Toronto in 1996. Since that time, Jennifer has gained extensive experience working with children with a range of communication disorders including feeding and swallowing disorders, phonology, articulation, autism, motor speech disorders and language delay. Jennifer has spent many years working with children with a range of physical and developmental disabilities through her work at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Boomerang Health. In addition to working with children, Jennifer holds a part time appointment at the University of Toronto, Department of Speech Language Pathology where she works as a Course Instructor and Coordinator of Clinical Education.
Lisa Hoaken, B.Sc. (Logo), M.A., Reg. CASLPO, Speech-Language Pathologist Lisa Hoaken is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has practiced in Toronto for over 20 years. Lisa has experience assessing and treating preschool and school-aged children with a range of communication disorders. She has a special interest in the preschool language delays, PDD/Autism, Down syndrome, global developmental delay, articulation and motor speech disorders. Lisa has worked in a range of clinical settings, both in the public and private sector. She completed a B.Sc. (Logopaedics) in 1988 at the University of Cape Town and moved to Canada in 1990. While practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Toronto, and raising a young family, she completed a Master of Arts at The University of Toronto (1999). Lisa has pursued ongoing continuing education with a particular focus on motor speech disorders, language delay, ADHD and PDD/Autism. Lisa is a member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario, and is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Speech Language Pathology, University of Toronto. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Griffin Centre (an accredited non-profit, charitable, mental health agency providing flexible and accessible services to youth, adults and their families).