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 provide 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
Denise grew up in Norfolk County and graduated from Centralia College, (FSM) and the University of Guelph, (B.Comm.). She and her husband Dave moved to Grey Bruce and raised three children here. Denise has worked as an Educational Assistant in this area for many years
Denise has been providing speech and language therapy services to clients of Cheryl Lindsay since November of 2007. She earned the Speech and Language Therapist Assistant diploma, with distinction, from MacEwan University in Edmonton in 2014. She has since attended
workshops and seminars/webinars on topics such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech and on living with brain injury.
Danielle Thomson, 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.
Megan Core, BASc.
Communicative Disorders Assistant
Megan is a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA). She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph in 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science – Child, Youth, and Family Program with Honours. In 2014, she graduated amongst the top of her class and received her Communicative Disorders Assistant Post Graduate Certificate from Georgian College. She is now a member of the Communicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada (CDAAC).
Megan has developed a diverse range of clinical skills through preparing and executing goal specific therapy for children and adults of various ages for the past 3 years. The targets of treatment for her children clientele include speech articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, oral motor disorders, auditory processing disorder, social communication skills, phonological awareness skills, early literacy skills, and augmentative and alternative communication. She has also provided support for adult clientele including those with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), and Aphasia where the treatment focused on improving speech disorders, oral motor disorders, social communication, and memory. Megan is always looking to expand her professional knowledge and skillset by attending conferences and workshops annually.
Megan is dedicated to developing a genuine rapport with her clients and their families, getting to know each of them individually with the intention of tailoring their treatment to their specific needs and interests. She encompasses compassion, kindness, and understanding into her therapy and strives to create a fun, motivating, and effective environment to support and empower her clients to reach their maximum potential.
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).