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 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.
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).
Taylor Perdue, M.Cl.Sc.
Taylor is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has recently completed her clinical studies, and is thrilled to be joining our team! She completed her undergraduate degree at Brock University in 2017 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Speech and Language Science. Taylor has recently completed her graduate studies and holds a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Western Ontario. Taylor joins our team with two years of clinical student experience, and over eight years of volunteer experience in the field.
Taylor has developed a diverse range of clinical skills during her various clinical placements and volunteer experiences with both children and adults. Taylor has had experience working with a variety of clients, including those with speech articulation disorders, motor speech disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, early literacy needs, Aphasia, and voice disorders. She has also completed the Hanen Program “It Takes Two to Talk” course. Taylor has experience working in a variety of environments including clients homes, hospitals, schools, and daycares. Taylor continues to expand her knowledge base and hone her professional skills by attending workshops, conferences and engaging in continuing education opportunities.
Taylor is extremely passionate about enhancing client communication. She strives to empower clients to reach their full potential by using their strengths and interests as a foundation for therapy. She approaches therapy with creativity, enthusiasm, and motivation to make the experience both effective and engaging for every client. Taylor looks forward to all the opportunities ahead!
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.