Owner, Therapist, Educator and Mentor
"Do what you Love"
Karrie is a fiercely passionate speech pathologist. Growing up her dad always told her "do what you love." Karrie is lucky enough to be able to say she truly loves her job! Karrie graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2000 with her undergraduate degree and from the Masters of Speech Language Pathology program at the University of Alberta in 2002. Karrie values ongoing education and has obtained post graduate education to become a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Karrie also has a special interest in tethered oral tissues and has completed extensive training in this area. Karrie co-developed and teaches the Orofacial Rest Posture Program (ORPP) to speech language pathologists and dental professionals across Canada.
Karrie was born and raised in small town Drumheller. She married her high school sweetheart and is beyond proud to be a mom of two amazing sons who remind her each day how wildly different but strangely similar they both are. Karrie had difficulty saying her "R" sound when she was a child and also experienced Bell's Palsy (a facial palsy) at the age of 13. Finally, with the birth of her first son, Karrie experienced the challenges of breastfeeding and the world of pediatric feeding and swallowing enlightened her. All of these experiences paved the path to Tip of the Tongue.
These personal challenges combined with almost 20 years of clinical experience have opened her heart and her mind to the potential she has of making a difference in someone's life. These experiences have taught Karrie how to help, support and guide families through therapy with a kind heart, empathy and the knowledge that persistence in therapy will pay off.
As a speech pathologist Karrie is here to educate and empower you- you know your child best. Karrie has one goal- to help babies, children and families thrive. Karrie believes the best way she can ensure exceptional service is to continue to learn and to change her practice based on ongoing education- both through professional development and learning from clinical experiences.
Karrie looks forward to having the pleasure of working with you and/or your child.
Contact Karrie: Karrie@tipofthetongue.ca
Daniel is a registered speech-language pathologist with the Alberta College Of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (ACSLPA) and is a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).
Daniel was born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He obtained his Honours Bachelor of Science with distinction in Psychology from the University of Toronto; during which he completed an Honours Thesis research project on Communication and Aging. He moved to Edmonton to complete his Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Alberta.
He now lives in Sylvan Lake with his wife, Acacia, and son Tai and Beaglier, Butters.
As a speech-language pathologist with Alberta Health Services and Communication Options Inc., Daniel had the pleasure of working with pediatric and school-age children in a variety of health centres and school divisions. He has also supervised graduate students from the University of Alberta.
Daniel enjoys all aspects of speech-language pathology and values every chance to work collaboratively with families and other professionals. He actively pursues continuing education in order to provide the best evidence-based therapy. Over the past 5 years, he has had a particular interest in Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders which has led him to working with Tip of the Tongue.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, building computers, and playing bass guitar and drums in a local Red Deer band. Daniel is excited to continue to develop his clinical skills in orofacial myofunctional disorders, and looks forward to meeting you and your child!
Contact Daniel: Daniel@tipofthetongue.ca