Our Team

  

Heather Beattie M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Registered Speech Language Pathologist


For the past 8 years I have enjoyed working with children between the ages of 1 and 15.  I am passionate about supporting and working with families to help their children improve their speech and language skills.  Areas of particular interest for me include pre-school aged fluency (stuttering), early language development, development of early reading skills, articulation and phonology.


Olivia Blair MSc., R.SLP

Registered Speech Language Pathologist


Hello!  I have been an SPL since 2012 and am so glad that I chose this profession.  I get to play with kids every day and not a single day of work feels like "work".  It's such a privilege to be welcomed into the lives of families and classrooms and to see the amazing outcomes for the children who need a little extra help understanding and being understood.  The bulk of my experience has been with children aged 2-6 and while I enjoy all areas of communication development, my particular areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.  I look forward to servicing my clients through Communication Options Inc. to the best of my abilities.


Acacia Doktorchik MMus., MSc., R.SLP, CCC-SLP

Registered Speech Language Pathologist


I have been practicing Speech Language Pathology for two years and am a new addition to the Communication Options team.  Prior to pursuing a career in speech and language, I received a Master of Music degree in opera performance and have performed in operas in Canada and Europe.  I was so excited to make the career change to SLP as these two professions marry so well together.  I am passionate about providing early intervention services to the 3-6 age population, especially those with severe speech sound needs.  Improving speech and language skills, and giving these young children a voice, is the best job in the world!


Marie Dylke M.Sc., R.SLP

Registered Speech Language Pathologist
 

I have been working in the field of Speech Language Pathology for more than 20 years.  My primary focus has been working with children, both in pre-school and school environments.  I have a special interest in working with children with complex needs and have worked in the area of augmentative and alternative communication technology for the past 18 years.  I have experience working directly with clients, their families and school teams.


Anna Findlay BEd., MSc., R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Registered Speech Language Pathologist


I began working as a Speech Language Pathologist eight years ago.  I have had the opportunity to work with pre-school and school aged children in Central Alberta and Vancouver.  I have also worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher.  I enjoy working with families and school staff to support children to improve their communication skills.  I am interested in using play and motivating activities to help children to reach the next step in their speech and language skills.


Barbara Hitchcock M.S.P.A., R.SLP, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP
Registered Speech Language Pathologist
 

I have been working in the field of Speech Language Pathology for over 35 years.  My focus has been on services to students with severe speech and language delays age 3-6.  In addition, I am passionate about working with students on the Autism Spectrum and have seen great strides made in treatment approaches and long term success for these students.  I have considerable experience providing coordination and treatment services for students accessing Specialized Services through FSCD.  In 1994 I co-founded this private practice and in 2007 I became the owner and director of Communication Options Inc.  I am very proud of the quality of service that my team provides to the community.
 

Gerri Macrae B.A.
Speech Language Assistant
 

I have been working as a Speech Language Assistant for 17 years.  For the past 11 years I have been with Communication Options Inc., working under the direction of Speech Language Pathologists to provide therapy to students with mild/moderate speech and language delays for children ages 3-5.  It is a joy for me to work with the students and be able to celebrate their successes with them.  In addition, I support the management of the company in my role as Administrative Assistant.


Paige O'Dwyer M.Sc., R.SLP, CCC-SLP

Registered Speech Language Pathologist


Originally from Manitoba, I moved to Alberta 6 years ago and began practicing speech pathology.  I joined the Communication Options Inc. team 3 years ago, and continue to look forward to working with the fun population of 3-6 year old children.  I'm fascinated with all areas of communication, but have a growing interest in phonology and motor speech disorders.  I am eager to expand my knowledge base and grow as a professional while helping children reach their full communicative potential.


Jodilyn Thibodeau M.S., R.SLP, CCC-SLP

Registered Speech Language Pathologist


I have been working as a Speech Language Pathologist for seven years - six years with Communication Options Inc.  I provide services to 3-6 year olds with moderate to severe speech and language needs.  I strongly believe in the effectiveness of early intervention and am passionate about providing play-based therapy to increase children's speech and language skills.


Janice-Rose Wik MS-SLP, R.SLP

Registered Speech Language Pathologist


I moved to Alberta four years ago, at which time I started working as a Speech and Language Pathologist with children between the ages of 1 and 15.  I am passionate about helping children learn new speech and language skills so they can achieve academic success and also form more meaningful relationships throughout their life.  I have been with the Communication Options Inc. team for a year now and am excited to continue working with children, their families, and their school team to support them in reaching their full communicative potential.

Dedicated Passionate Professionals

Our team members range in experience from 2 to 30 plus years and have focused their careers on developing clinical expertise. We are passionate about our work.