At Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre we pride ourselves on excellence through evidenced-based practice. You get up-to-date assessment and therapy methods, in a supportive and caring, family-first environment.
We provide speech therapy for Guelph and surrounding areas as well as comprehensive services for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech, with restricted services for Motor Speech Disorders throughout Ontario. We work with families and professionals, as well as educators, to improve the communication skills of those struggling to speak. To date, we have worked with families from all corners of the province including Peterborough, London, Burlington, and as far away as Nunavut!
Our services are available on an individualized basis. We provide immediate, goal-oriented, evidenced-based therapy designed to fit your child’s needs, while taking into consideration the needs of your whole family. We strive to empower you to improve the quality of your communication with your child outside of the Centre through parent training and involvement, making you a full partner in our therapy progress.
We provide camp programs that are group-based speech therapy in Guelph to address your child’s communication needs in a more social and natural setting.
In addition to therapy services, we provide training and workshops specific to Childhood Apraxia of Speech for professionals, educators and parents. We offer customizable training sessions to suit you or your organization’s needs, as well as topic-driven workshops on an ongoing basis at the Centre.
Contact us about hosting or attending an upcoming training opportunity today to improve the way you deliver or participate in your own motor speech therapy.
We pride ourselves on being current with the research and will share with you the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of what we’re doing so nothing in therapy or training is a mystery. We will encourage and guide you to seek out your own learning, and can provide you with hands-on resources in our Childhood Apraxia of Speech Resource Centre.
We believe it takes a village to raise a child! We are connected and collaborate with other local professionals when needed to ensure your child is receiving the best services to help them achieve their optimum performance potential. These may include:
- Other Speech-Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Board Certified Behavioural Analysts
- Music Therapists
- Naturopathic Doctors
- Osteopathic Practitioners, and more!
Brooke Rea, M.Cl.Sc, SLP (C)
Speech-Language Pathologist, reg. CASLPO 4593
Apraxia Kids Recognized for Advanced Training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Brooke is a registered and certified Speech-Language Pathologist in Ontario. She has a specific concentration in Childhood Apraxia of Speech and motor speech/sequencing disorders. In addition to being Apraxia Kids recognized for Advanced Training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, she chairs the Motor Speech Interest group for the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA), founded and chairs the Ontario Professional and Parent Education Network for CAS (OPPEN CAS), and lectures throughout Ontario to teach professionals and students about CAS. She has also been a part-time course instructor at Western University in London, Ontario where she taught Developmental Speech Disorders to Year 1 SLP Master Candidates. Brooke also guest lectures at Western University, the University of Toronto, and Georgian College, helping to ensure that more new graduates entering the field of pediatric Speech-Language Pathology have knowledge of CAS and Motor Speech Disorders.
Brooke is a Certified member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and licensed by the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She has been trained in Hanen® It Takes Two to Talk® and Target Word® as well as many therapy approaches including Lidcombe (stuttering treatment), PROMPT (oral-motor techniques), and OPT (Oral Placement Therapy). She has benefitted from one-on-one learning from Nancy Kaufman who has provided extensive and personalized training in the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP protocol). For a complete list of professional development that Brooke has both undertaken and provided, please click here.
Brooke has a Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree from the University of Western Ontario (2005) and robust knowledge of the public preschool system in Ontario, the school health support services program, and private sector health care. She has extensive experience working with and leading multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, and a passion for family-centered care. Brooke is known to challenge her clients and help them make remarkable strides in their communication skills, and to balance fun and hard work in all sessions. Brooke has been providing private speech therapy in Guelph and area since 2010.
When not providing speech therapy in Guelph, Brooke can be found with her very supportive husband and three young children, with whom she loves to read, listen, play, bake and make music. She is grateful for her village of support: those who are behind her career, in raising her young family, and are behind the scenes at Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre.
Klarissa Cluett, BASc, CDA
Communicative Disorders Assistant
Klarissa is our Communicative Disorders Assistant at Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre. She is a member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) and a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC).
When Klarissa first began her work as a Lifeguard in Kitchener during the Spring of 2012, she quickly realized how much joy working with children brought her. This job solidified Klarissa’s conviction that her future was going to involve working with children.
Klarissa received her Bachelor of Applied Science Degree at the University of Guelph in 2018. It was during this time that she took a particular interest in speech and language therapy and volunteered at private practices in Kitchener. In the Fall of 2018, Klarissa attended Georgian College where she earned her Communicative Disorders Assistant graduate certificate. She graduated with honours and thoroughly enjoyed her placement working with young children. It was in September of 2019 that she began working at the Centre.
When Klarissa is not in Guelph, she can be found at home with her family, spending quality time with her dear friends, or lifeguarding at the pool. She enjoys spending long weekends at the cottage where she canoes, fishes and lays in the sun and she loves to go for walks no matter the weather!
Klarissa has learned so much and her love for working with young children has only grown deeper since working with us. She will be forever thankful to be a part of the family at Childhood Apraxia & Speech Therapy Centre.