Specialized Training & Clinical Skills
I have completed additional advanced training in the following areas and programs:
More Than Words - The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum.
Intensive Executive Function Skills Seminar - Practical strategies that work to improve executive function skills in children and adults.
Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme - A therapy approach used to treat severe speech sound disorders, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
PROMPT+ Trained - Specialized training in this multidimensional approach for apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders.
Ultimate Play-Based Speech Therapy Course - A comprehensive program that outlines play-based therapy and strategies to support their therapy goals through play.
Treatment Strategies for Suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech - Various effective strategies and activities to enhance speech practice in toddlers and preschool-age children with minimal verbal skills with suspected childhood apraxia of speech.
A Bit More About Me
The photo above was taken on August 1, 2014 in the Yasawas Islands in Fiji. This image holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the defining moments that made me realize I would pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology. I had the incredible opportunity to volunteer with Vinaka Fiji Volunteering, which allowed me to support underserved children in the school system in remote Yasawas Islands. I witnessed first-hand the struggles faced by both the children and teachers as they battled limited resources, time and disabilities. After returning to Canada, I followed my instincts and began pursuing the field of speech therapy. On a daily basis, I get a dose of fulfilment when I work with kids and their families to provide them support with their speech and language needs.
In my spare time, I enjoy being active, which includes skiing, running and yoga. One of my biggest hobbies is travelling. The travel bug bit me relatively young, and I adore jumping on a plane with a backpack, exploring new counties, and checking out all of the fantastic nature, cuisines, and people that make up the culture.
I'm bilingual, and I speak Bulgarian and English. I have some basic knowledge of French as well.
If you have any questions about me, please ask me.