Speech Language Pathologists

At present there are five Speech-Language Pathologist in the school division serving city, rural and Hutterian schools.

The role of the Speech-Language Pathologist includes:

  • Direct assessment of student’s speech and language disorders in order to develop in-school programs
  • Training and supervision of speech/language assistants who carry out the programs at each school
  • Training, modelling and establishment of communication systems/programming in regular and/or special classrooms (Learning Assistance Classes, Lifeskills)
  • Organization of timetables and groupings for the speech/language assistants
  • Presentation of in-service sessions for staff and parents related to speech/language and literacy issues
  • Direct language enrichment with small groups of students through the Indigenous Academic Achievement program
  • Development of screening processes to assist with the early identification of children with speech/language difficulties
  • Collaborating with school teams, parents and collateral agencies to support students across the Division
  • Early years intervention (Welcome to Kindergarten planning, Preschool party)

Assignments for the Speech-Language Pathologists are selected to balance caseloads as much as possible.


Brenda Curle: École Crescentview School
Alana Jack: Yellowquill School, Oakville School, Hutterian Schools
Lauren Becker: École Crescentview School, La Verendrye School, Portage Collegiate Institute
Hema Harrysingh: North Memorial School, Tupper Street Resource Centre, Portage Aboriginal Head Start, Preschool Wellness Fairs, BSSAP at North Memorial School
Arielle Humphrey: Fort la Reine School, École Arthur Meighen School


The Speech Language Pathologists can be contacted at:
P: 204-857-7861
F: 204-239-5994




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