Meet our dedicated team of Communicative Disorders Assistants at All About Communication!

Your dedicated team of
Communicative Disorders Assistants

Meet our dedicated team of Communicative Disorders Assistants at All About Communication! With years of experience and a passion for helping clients reach their communication goals, our CDA team is here to support you every step of the way. Let us empower you to communicate with confidence and clarity. Whether you’re looking to improve speech, language, or swallowing abilities, our team is committed to providing personalized and effective therapy solutions.

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Communicative Disorders Assistants

Olivia Rogoza

Olivia Rogoza, BAS, CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Olivia graduated from the University of Guelph Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Neuroscience and Psychology. She is a Communicative Disorders Assistant and a Certified AutPlay Therapist and Sensory Trained Clinician. Olivia is also a Director with the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada. Olivia has worked with adults, pre-school and school-aged children in areas such as articulation, phonological awareness and early language. However, recently, her focus has been working as part of the Entry to School program for Autistic children, which focuses on supporting sensory needs to increase engagement and communication. She is also passionate about group programs that involve parent training and opportunities for building connections between parents and caregivers. Olivia has trained with Wee Hands Everyday Sign and various Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) technology such as Pixon boards and LAMP. Outside of work, Olivia loves spending time with her dog Byron and doing DIY projects around her home!

Nicole Campbell

Nicole Campbell, RECE., DSW, CDA

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Nicole graduated from the Communicative Disorders Assistant program at Durham College with honours. As well graduated from Loyalist College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Developmental Service work. She is a registered member of the College of ECE, Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC), and Speech-Language Audiology Canada  SAC. She has experience working in group homes with children and adults in the neurodiverse population. As well she has worked in school settings as an ECE in the full-day Kindergarten program and an EA supporting children with all neuro types for over 7 years. She has provided services in a wide range of treatment areas, such as; social communication, articulation, language, literacy and pre-linguistic skills to children. Her diverse background has given her a solid foundation to work with a vast population. In her spare time, she loves being outside exploring with her two dogs and spends most of her spare time with her twin sister and nephews.

Pamela Vandewater

Pamela Vandewater, D.S.W., CDA, REG. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Pamela graduated from Durham College as a Developmental Service Worker. She then furthered her education with a post-graduate certificate from the Communicative Disorders Assistant Program. She is also a member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC). Pam has multiple years of experience as a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT®). Where she had worked with school-age children providing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Pam has worked on a wide variety of skills, including literacy, articulation, social communication, and receptive and expressive skills. Pam has experience working with children and adults who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), low and high-tech devices. Pam enjoys using a play-based approach in her sessions and believes work can be made fun!

Meghan Armsworthy, BA, CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Meghan is a graduate of Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics. She then went on to further her education at Durham College where she obtained a post-graduate certificate from the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. Meghan is a member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC). She loves working with children of all ages and has been involved in the care and development of children with different exceptionalities from a young age. She has experience providing treatment in a variety of areas including expressive and receptive language, articulation, social communication, pre-linguistic skills, Augmentative and Alternative communications and literacy. Outside of work you can find Meghan surrounded by her favourite people, relaxing.

Brianna Pollard

Brianna Pollard, BA Hons, CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Brianna is a graduate of Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics and Child and Youth Studies. She then went on to further her education and completed her post-graduate certificate at Durham College to become a Communicative Disorders Assistant. Brianna is a Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) member. Brianna is passionate about working with children and has experience working with a  neurodiverse population. She’s worked with children of all ages and has experience in various areas such as articulation, fluency, expressive/receptive language, reading, social communication and Augmentative and Alternative communications. Brianna is always open to learning opportunities and continuing her education in this field. Outside of work, you can find her working out, playing with her cat or spending time outdoors.

Cassandra Carter, CDA

Cassandra Carter, B.A.H., CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Cassandra is a graduate of Trent University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Studies. She then went on to further her education with a post-graduate certificate at Durham College to become a Communicative Disorders Assistant. Cassandra is a Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) member. Cassandra loves working with children and has worked with children from a young age. She has lots of experience working with a neurodiverse population in many settings. Cassandra has experience working with expressive/receptive language, reading, literacy and social communication. You can find Cassandra enjoying the outdoors, swimming, and listening to Country music outside of work.
Jen

Jennifer Carr, BCD, CDA, REG. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Jenn graduated from Seneca College with an Honours Bachelor of Child Development. She spent three years as a Registered Early Childhood Educator with The EarlyON Child and Family Centres of Durham Region, where she planned and implemented high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and play-based learning opportunities for children of various ages. She then furthered her education at Durham College, obtaining a post-graduate certificate from the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. She is a member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC) and Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC). Jenn is passionate about supporting children’s ability to communicate through speech and language services. As a preschooler, she received speech and language therapy and considers this a crucial step in becoming who she is as an adult today. It is very rewarding for her to help children with similar challenges grow and thrive at All About Communication in the Peterborough office.

Fida Chehab, BA (Hons), CDA​

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Fida graduated from York University with an Honours Double Major in Psychology and Linguistics and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Then, she continued to attend Durham College, where she completed her postgraduate certificate as a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA). Fida also completed additional training, such as the Orton-Gillingham Foundations and Associates courses, the Digging Deeper: Motor Speech Assessment and Therapy Course, and a Sensory Intensive Course. She has clinical experience working with articulation, motor speech, literacy, sensory integration, no-tech to low-tech AAC, and expressive and receptive language. Fida can carry out therapy in French and Arabic in addition to English.

Christie

Christie Hunt, BA(Hons), CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Christie is a graduate of McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science of Language. She then went on to further her education at Mohawk College, completing a postgraduate certificate in Brain Disorders Management, and at Durham College, completing her second postgraduate certificate as a Communicative Disorders Assistant. Christie is a member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC). Christie has worked with clients across the lifespan. Her experiences include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services for adults with congenital and acquired disorders and speech and language intervention for preschool and school-age children for articulation, expressive/receptive language, social communication and literacy. In her free time, Christie enjoys providing public education on communication strategies to dementia care partners through the Alzheimer’s Society of Muskoka and Simcoe County. Outside work, she enjoys spending time in nature with her fiancé and dog, trying a new recipe in the kitchen or creating a DIY project.

Lynne Cook, BA, CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Lynne is a graduate of Trent University with a degree in Sociology. She went to Georgian College for the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. Lynne has worked as a CDA for 32 years, working with the preschool,  school-aged, and neurodiverse populations. She has experience in various areas of speech and language, such as early language, articulation, fluency, expressive/receptive language, phonological awareness, and social communication. Lynne has also conducted parent training workshops and programs. Lynne has worked as an infant hearing screener in Peterborough for the past 18 years. She has completed the SSI Motor speech training course phase 1 knowledge base. Lynne has three adult daughters. When Lynne isn’t at work, she enjoys various outdoor activities, and in the winter, she will be at the curling rink as a curler and an instructor in the junior program. Lynne is excited to be a part of the All About Communication Family. 

Amy

Amy Heemskerk, BS, CDA, Reg. CDAAC

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Amy’s journey towards speech and language therapy began at The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Having graduated at the end of 2010 with a Bachelor of Science, double-major in Linguistics and Psychology, languages and communication have always been a significant area of interest in Amy’s life, especially having grown up deeply entrenched in two cultures. Married in 2011 and three wonderfully loving children later, being a mom has taught Amy more about child development than a textbook could. In 2022, Amy graduated with the Communicative Disorders Assistant diploma (honours) from Durham College and has worked with adult patients in a hospital, as well as children at varying stages of their speech and language development and many other developmental challenges, including Autism, stuttering, global developmental delay, selective mutism, behavioural challenges and sensory needs. Outside of work, Amy loves to travel with her husband, spend time with her kids, crochet, photograph, do martial arts, read, and dabble in new recipes.

Ashna Dhillon

Ashna Dhillon, BS, CDA, Reg. CDAA

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Ashna graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Cognitive Science, specializing in Language and Linguistics. She then pursued further education at Durham College, earning a post-graduate certificate in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program. Raised in a multilingual family, Ashna’s fascination with language began early, driving her interest in language acquisition and development in all life stages. In addition to her work in pediatric speech intervention, Ashna contributes to a community stroke rehabilitation program. Ashna brings experience to her practice in areas such as Gestalt Language Processing, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), expressive/receptive language, and early language intervention. Ashna keeps neurodiversity-affirming practices at the forefront of her approach. Outside of her professional pursuits, she enjoys immersing herself in reading, baking, and recently, crochet.

Communications Disorders Assistants

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