About Us


The S. L. Hunter SpeechWorks team is excited to begin the gradual transition back to in-person service provision under the advisement of Ontario Public Health and our government leaders. At this time, we will continue to provide service via secure online sessions for those clients who are able to benefit from this service model. The clinic will be offering in-person sessions on a case-by-case basis only for those clients who are unable to be serviced virtually. The clinic will be adhering to the policies and procedures developed by Ontario Public Health and our regulatory college (CASLPO) for all in-person sessions. Please see below for important information regarding our screening process and physical distancing guidelines for in person sessions. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact your clinician directly or reach our to one our service coordinators by phone or email (below) if you would like discuss in-person or online session options:


We hope that you continue to stay safe and healthy. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to continuing to serve your speech therapy needs. 

Your SpeechWorks team




To understand and be understood is essential for living a full and meaningful life. People with a communication challenge may experience isolation from friends, family or colleagues. Communication challenges also present as barriers to achieving success in educational and employment settings and can affect all age groups, from infants to the elderly.

S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks is a private Speech-Language Pathology practice that is dedicated to helping you achieve your full communication potential and to overcome challenges with swallowing and/or feeding. Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Communicative Disorders Assistants are committed to offering innovative programs that are tailored to meet your individual needs by working closely with you, your family and other professionals. Our innovative programming can be delivered within our clinic, at your home, school, workplace or other community location.

We’re proud to serve clients living in Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Mississauga, Milton, the GTA, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara and surrounding areas.


Shanda Hunter-Trottier, the director and founder of S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks, has many years of clinical experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her private clinic has been in full operation since 1995.

Shanda received the provincial association’s (OSLA’s) “Honours of the Association” award after nomination by a colleague in the community. Her staff describe her as a warm, caring and compassionate woman who always puts the needs of her clients, her employees, and the practice before that of her own. She is a true mentor and leader whose inspiration and skill-set goes beyond that of an SLP, to educator, advocate, collaborator and innovator. She has created and nurtured a superior, full service clinic with a broad scope of services.

Shanda continues to contribute greatly to the overall profession of Speech-Language Pathology as demonstrated by her active involvement in advocating for our clients and the profession. She participated on the Board of Directors with the provincial association for Speech-Language Pathology (OSLA) for 7 years including 3 years as President.

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