Our private clinic is centrally located in Durham, ON. We service a wide area, both in the clinic and Grey-Bruce and surrounding counties. We offer in-clinic assessments and treatment services for a wide variety of communication disorders. We have a strong reputation in the community for personal and individualized speech therapy for individuals, who’s communication disorders vary in presentation and severity.
Our therapists have specialized training as communication disorders assistants from a variety of institution We see pediatric/school-aged children who need speech therapy for articulation disorders including apraxia, receptive and/or expressive language delays, stuttering, voice, at risk infants, hearing impairments, cleft lip/palate, autism spectrum disorders, social language problems, oral motor/feeding difficulties and learning/developmental disabilities. We also provide speech therapy contract services to New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc for adult rehabilitation of motor speech disorders, stroke, TBI, swallowing, stuttering and voice problems, as well as private pay speech therapy services.
Cheryl Lindsay, M.S.
Cheryl is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated from Minot State University, North Dakota in 1998, with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders. Cheryl has worked in several clinical settings in several states as well as Ontario, with a highly varied background in the treatment of children, as well as adults. Cheryl has lived and practiced in the Grey-Bruce area since 1999. She currently lives in Durham with her husband, daughter and son.
Cheryl has an extensive background working with pediatric and school-age children with articulation disorders, delays in understanding [receptive] and/or use of [expressive] language, stuttering, voice problems, at risk infants due to prenatal and birth complications, hearing impairments, cleft lip/palette, autism/pervasive developmental disorder/social language problems, or a motor and/or feeding difficulties and learning or other developmental disabilities.
Cheryl opened her private practice in 2003. Her home office practice accommodates all intake and assessments. Therapy is provided either in office or by her staff of communicative disorders assistants, in Grey, Bruce and Huron counties.
Cheryl also provides contract services to New Horizons Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Perth County. Cheryl is part of a team approach that provides treatment for acquired brain injuries in individual discipline intervention. The team strives to educate the client, family members, school personnel or other care providers. She sees clients recovering from acquired brain injury and the environment best suited to meet the client’s needs. This may be in the home, school, or in the office in Durham. NHRSI Service North Perth, North Wellington, Huron, Grey and Bruce Counties.
New Horizons Rehabilitation Inc.
October 2011– Present
Cheryl has an extensive background working with pediatric and school-aged children with articulation disorders, delays in understanding (receptive) and/or use of (expressive) language, stuttering, voice problems, at risk infants due to prenatal and birth complications, hearing impairments, cleft lip/palate, autism/pervasive development disorder, social language problems, oral motor and/or feeding difficulties and learning or other developmental disabilities. Cheryl has also worked in the community with adults, providing rehabilitation for motor speech disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, swallowing disorders, stuttering and voice problems.
Owner – Cheryl D Lindsay, M.S., Speech-Language Pathologist
July 2003– Present
Danielle Norgate, BA Honours
Communicative Disorders Assistant
Danielle Thomson, Communicative Disorders Assistant, grew up in Wingham Ontario where she attended FE Madill SS. She accepted an offer of admittance from Brock University in 2012 to complete her four year undergraduate degree. Danielle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics with Honours. After she went onto complete her post-graduate diploma at Lambton College in the Communicative Disorders Assistant Program. Danielle was hired onto our team when she was finished school in the summer of 2017. Danielle has completed the Hanen Program “It Takes Two to Talk” course, as well as, has hands on experience with both preschool and school aged children. She will be covering our Huron County area, as well as some lower areas of Grey-Bruce.
Jana Folmer, B.A. Sc.
Jana Folmer graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Family and Social Relations with an emphasis on Child Studies. She worked a number of years with the Preschool Resource Program in Grey County until joining the Grey-Bruce Preschool Speech and Language Program as a therapy assistant. She continued with the program until the birth of her second child. Once both children began school, she covered a maternity leave at the Huron-Perth Preschool Speech and Language program. In 2017 she happily joined Cheryl D. Lindsay’s team as a Communication Health Assistant. Jana is a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC).
Krystina Shaw, BA Honours
Krystina is a graduate of the Georgian College Communicative Disorders Assistant Post-Diploma program, achieving the Dean’s list each term. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts – Honours, from the University of Waterloo with a major in Psychology, providing her with a strong understanding of child development.
Krystina has experience working with individuals with a wide range of physical, cognitive and communicative abilities. She has experience providing literacy support as well as articulation and language therapy to pre-school and school-aged children in a school or home setting. Krystina also has experience working with individuals with ASD and other neuro-developmental disorders and developmental disabilities, such as
CHARGE syndrome. In addition, she has provided therapy for individuals with degenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as those with aphasia due to stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Krystina is trained in level I Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). She has experience working with the Deaf and hard-of-hearing population, and has completed American Sign Language (ASL) level 1 through 5. Krystina is understanding and sensitive to the challenges faced by those with hearing loss.
Communicative Disorders Assistant
Megan Pennings, Communicative Disorders Assistant, grew up in Zurich Ontario where she attended South Huron District High School. She was accepted to Kings University College where she did her four-year degree in honor specialization in Childhood and Social Institutions. She then went on to do her post graduate diploma in Communicative Disorders Assistant. Megan was hired in 2022 and has been covering the Walkerton and Ripley area. Megan has completed her Hanen training for “it takes two to talk” and “ four I’s to Socialize“. She has experience with ages eighteen months to school aged. Megan has had a wide range of experiences with working in a daycare to provide support one on one support to children with autism as an educational assistant in Avon Maitland School Board. In both roles she worked with many children with many different communication and language difficulties. Recently Megan has worked in a children’s treatment centre working with children as a Communicative Disorders Assistant. She has experiences with working with children with wide range of needs such as: oral motor, articulation, and language difficulties. Megan currently also works for the Preschool Small Talk program for Huron Perth.
Shelby is a graduate of the Lambton College Communicative Disorders Assistant post-diploma program, achieving the Dean’s list each semester. She also holds an Early Childhood Education diploma from Georgian College. Her education, matched with her more than 10 years experience working with children, provides her with a diverse understanding of child development. Shelby has experience working as a CDA within an audiology clinic, where she was able to help individuals of all ages with their hearing loss and related hearing devices.
Shelby has experience working with individuals with ASD, FAS, PANDAS and other neuro-developmental disorders. She has been trained in the Hanen program “It Takes Two To Talk”, as well as Snoezelen.
Shelby lives in Owen Sound, and also works part-time as an outdoor educator at Forest School.
Tammy graduated from Conestoga college with her Early Childhood Education diploma.
She worked for over 30 years in her field as an EarlyOn Coordinator and has a vast knowledge of child development. She is currently working part time with Cheryl’s team as an administration assistant. Tammy currently lives in Hanover with her husband and enjoys camping and family time with her two grown boys and their partners.
Janine Taylor is a speech language pathologist who earned her Master of Clinical Sciences degree from Western University in London, ON in 2013. Her experience has primarily been in schools, where she has assisted clients with various speech and language needs, such as receptive (understanding) and expressive (use of) language delays, articulation/phonological disorders, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), literacy, social emotional development, fluency/stuttering, and voice concerns. Janine has worked with individuals of different physical and cognitive abilities.
Janine is certified in the Hanen programs ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ and ‘More than Words’. Additionally, she has completed training in the ‘Kaufman – Speech to Language Protocol’ and ‘PROMPT’.