About Me

Karen Hoff Barron

M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP (C)

Speech-Language Pathologist

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I am passionate about empowering children through speech, language and literacy. 

Over the years, I have gained invaluable experience working with children in a wide variety of settings including: school, home, preschool health, early education/Head Start, daycare and community settings. 

 

I enjoy working closely with families to support the implementation of communication strategies in the home environment. I regularly collaborate with school teams and other professionals to improve outcomes for children and families. I also have knowledge and experience providing speech therapy services to First Nations Children with funding approved through Jordan’s Principle.

 

I have pursued advanced training in areas including: early intervention, autism spectrum disorder, social communication, and severe speech disorders.  I also have extensive training, interest and experience working with children with complex communication needs (augmentative and alternative communication). 

 

As a Certified Hanen Speech-Language Pathologist, I have recently been involved with teaching parent-implemented early language intervention programs via telepractice with the Ontario Autism Program.

 

Courses and Training 

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS®) Training

Pittsburgh AAC Language Seminar Series | Minspeak (PALSS)

Various AAC trainings and language systems including: TouchChat, Proloquo2go, LAMP (Intro & Advanced), Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD), Tobii, Bridges - Eye Gaze training

Social Thinking

Introduction to Integrated Play Groups

Indigenous Awareness Canada Certification

Moe the Mouse ® Speech and Language Development Program Training (BC Aboriginal ChildCare Society)

PROMPT© Level 1 and 2 training; proficient in Motor Speech Disorders

Hanen Certified for:

  • It Takes Two to Talk®

  • More Than Words®,

  • Learning Language and Loving It™

Hanen Advanced Training:

  • ABC & Beyond™

  • I’m Ready™ - How to Prepare Your Child For Reading Success

 

 

©2020 by Karen Hoff Barron