Tania Thomas, B.A., M.Sc., CCC-SLP, Registered SK. Owner/Director
I am a registered Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (SASLPA). I’m also a licensed member of the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), providing Speech and Language Services in Regina. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology and Linguistics through the University of Regina after that I received my Masters of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from Minot State University. As well I also maintain my Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
My 16+ years of work experience in both the school and health settings has afforded me the opportunity to work with a wide range of communication disorders with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children. Above all, I strongly believe in remaining current in recent research and techniques. Some of my additional training includes Hanen programs (It Takes Two to Talk, Learning Language and Loving It, ABC and Beyond), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Make the Connection, and SOS Approach to Feeding – to name just a few.
Being a mother of two children, I know the importance of providing family-centered care and I am very passionate about this concept in my work and look to showcase this in providing Speech and Language Services in Regina. As a child’s communication is an integral part of how they connect with others and the world around them, similarly, I strive to provide client-centered care working towards BUILDING a child’s speech and language skills.
Dr. Lynn Loutzenhiser, R.D. Psych, Registered SK
Dr. Lynn Loutzenhiser holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. She completed her pre-doctoral residency training in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2000 and has been working with children and families in Saskatchewan ever since. Clinically, Dr. Loutzenhiser provides psychological assessment services to families with children experiencing developmental and/or mental health concerns. She also teaches and trains MA and PhD students through the University of Regina Clinical Psychology Program.
Terryann McCurry, M.S., CCC-SLP (C), Registered SK
Terryann McCurry is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (SASLPA). She is also a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Terryann received her Undergrad Degree from the University of British Columbia and her Masters of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Dakota.
Terryann brings with her to Speech Language Builders 23 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. For the majority of her career, she has provided services to the infant, toddler and preschool populations. Terryann has provided child specific and inclusion supports to Early Learning Environments through consultations with Day Care and Preschool settings. Throughout those 23 years comes extensive knowledge and experience with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, Terryann has additional training in the Hanen programs (It Takes Two to Talk, Learning Language and Loving It, ABC and Beyond) and is a Master Trainer for the Make the Connection Program.
Jamie Perkins is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA) and maintains certification with Speech-Language and Audiologists Canada (SAC). She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Linguistics and Psychology after which she was accepted into the program at the University of Alberta where she received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She comes to us with 11 years of experience in a combination of education and health. Within this experience, Jamie has been granted the opportunity and privilege of working with First Nation’s preschoolers and their families in the northern-most communities of our province.
In addition to working with preschool and school-aged children, Jamie has experience working with adults with acquired brain injuries on a variety of goals including dysarthria, executive functioning, memory strategies, etc.
As a mom of 2 young children, Jamie understands the importance of, and is focused on, providing family-centered care with an emphasis on play-based therapy.
Anastasia Halipchak is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (SASLPA) and a licensed member of the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology through the University of Regina and Masters of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of South Dakota. Anastasia also maintains a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Anastasia has 27 years of experience with twenty four of those years working in a rural education system. Three of those years included working at the Ministry of Education. Anastasia’s experience includes working with preschool to high school aged students to support the communication skills of students across different age levels. Through her experiences, she has worked collaboratively with families and school based teams to focus on further developing student’s communication skills for success in learning and life.
Anastasia continues to remain current in her practice by following evidence based practices. Some of the additional training she has completed includes Hanen programs (It Takes Two to Talk, Learning Language and Loving It, ABC and Beyond), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
Vanessa is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA). Vanessa began her post-secondary education at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Calgary where she obtained her Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles Certificate. She then headed to Minot State University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders with a Minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing and a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Vanessa brings experience in both private practice and education settings serving clients of all ages. Some of her additional training includes Gestalt Language Processing, Echolalia, and Natural Language Acquisition. Her passion and desire to help others is seen every day through the energy she brings to each session and her ability to connect with clients of all ages.
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Speech and Language Builders is an approved service provider for Blue Cross, Great-West Life, Green Shield, RBC, SSQ, and NIHB (Health Canada). We provide a receipt for all our services with a Saskatchewan registration number to qualify for insurance reimbursement. Many insurance providers offer coverage for private speech and language therapy. Inquire with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.