COVID-19 CLINIC UPDATE
At. S. L. Hunter SpeechWorks, your health and safety remain our top priority. In light of the extraordinary measures being taken by our federal and provincial governments, and in line with our professional association's recommendations, SpeechWorks will be suspending it's in-person sessions until such a time that it is safe to do so, under the advisement of Canada Public Health and our government leaders.
We know that many of our clients wish to continue services during these times, so this decision was not made lightly. However, we must consider our responsibility in limiting the spread of COVID-19 critical at this time. We are, however, happy to be offering alternative means of session delivery to our clients.
As an alternative to receiving in-person therapy, we are happy to offer all clients the option to receive telehealth services to continue to address your needs. Sessions will occur from the comfort of our home via videoconferencing through the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), a secured portal for healthcare delivery. Our clinicians are available to provide any assistance you need to navigate this new format of therapy. SpeechWorks has been providing tele-practice services to those in our province in remote Northern regions for several years, so each of our clinicians is equipped and experienced with translating in-person sessions to this format effectively and with positive outcomes.
Your clinicians will be contacting affected clients shortly to help facilitate these alternate arrangements for your sessions.
Though the clinic will be closed to the public until April 5th, you will still be able to contact the clinic via telephone or email. 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 to book a session by OTN:
Due to the ever-changing climate of COVID-19, we intend to re-evaluate the situation as more information becomes available to us. We hope that you stay safe and healthy. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at SpeechWorks in the near future.
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 L. HUNTER TROTTIER
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.