ABCommunication is a Speech Pathology clinic offering warm, inviting and bilingual speech therapy located in the heart of Orleans. Speech-Language Pathology provides assessment and intervention services for preschool and school age children, youth as well as adults. We also provide services to children and youth with special needs such as developmental delays (Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder and others) and physical disabilities (Cerebral Palsy and others).
As experienced, dedicated speech therapists, our goal is to provide a warm and personalized approach to each child and their family. We also aim to address our client's unique communication needs and to help them achieve their full potential. We provide our services through fun, enriching activities and use intervention strategies based on thorough evidence-based research.
We believe in a strong partnership between parents and their speech therapist. The family and the child should be an integral part of the assessment and intervention process. Parent engagement will optimize the child's clinical gains and ensure the best speech and language outcomes into their daily lives. Parents are truly the primary agents of change. Together, we can make communication grow!
Sharon Burgess, M.H.Sc, Reg. CASLPO
Sharon completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2004 where she currently teaches Communication Disorders in Special Populations. Over the years, she has had the opportunity and privilege of offering a variety of training courses and workshops related to autism spectrum disorders and the Structured Teaching approach.
She has dedicated most of her career to working with children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum, initially as a behavioral therapist, and for the last 12 years, as a speech-language pathologist.
When her two youngest daughters were diagnosed with language-based learning difficulties (dyslexia, dysorthographia), she decided to deepen her knowledge in order to better support them. Work related to these difficulties has now become an area of practice she truly enjoys!
Sharon enjoys spending time with her four children and husband, travelling and keeping active by playing a variety of sports.
Anick Labrèche-Garby, M.H.Sc (c), Reg. CASLPO
Anick completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2004. She is a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario and has obtained the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Clinical Certification. She worked for several years with preschool and school-aged children with speech and language difficulties. For the past ten years, she has been working in a pediatric treatment centre providing services to children and youth with physical disabilities and developmental delays, including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others.
Anick is registered as an individual authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). She can prescribe augmentative communication aids (eg. Boardmaker software, “low tech” voice output devices) to clients and their families with financial aid coverage. She can also offer services related to the use of high tech voice output devices.
Throughout her career, she attended and offered many workshops related to augmentative and alternative communication, developmental delays, physical disabilities, as well as evidence-based intervention approaches for speech and language development.
Anick enjoys spending time with her two kids and husband, playing soccer, travelling, and working on home and design projects.