Pathways is a private practice in Calgary, Alberta offering support to preschool and school-aged children with developmental needs. We provide an appropriate, fun and motivating environment for children and their families to learn and grow!

 

New Conversation Skills Group Program

Pathways is offering a multi sensory teaching approach to help children learn basic to complex conversational skills. Children will interact with peers in a fun and engaging program focusing on increasing conversation skills, social awareness and cognition. Groups will meet weekly for one hour, for a total of 8 weeks. Group leaders will introduce new skills each week to build on the previous lesson. Children will be asked to participate in lessons through role play, cooperative group play and story telling.

Winter Dates Coming Soon

Ages 4-5 | Thursdays 2:00-3:00 pm

Ages 6-8  | Thursdays 2:00-3:00 pm

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Our Team

Tanya Sloane - M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP (C)

Speech-Language Pathologist | Clinic Director

Tanya Sloane has more than 17 years of experience in Speech Language Pathology. Tanya is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), a registered member in good standing with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA), a member of the Alberta Association of Private Practitioners (ASAPP) and a Hanen Certified SLP.

Tanya Sloane has more than 15 years of experience in Speech Language Pathology. Tanya is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), a registered member in good standing with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA), a member of the Alberta Association of Private Practitioners (ASAPP) and a Hanen Certified SLP. Tanya has a strong background in working with diverse populations on multidisciplinary teams. Her professional history includes positions such as Speech Language Pathologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, a private practitioner as well as a Clinical Coordinator.

Tanya regularly volunteers her time to assist local and national organizations. She has served as a board member with both ACSLPA and ASAPP, in the past. Currently, Tanya holds a position as chair of the program working group for SAC and is a member of the conference working group for ACSLPA.

Tanya became interested in supporting children and their families while working with young children in early intervention programs during the completion of her undergraduate degree. Following the completion of her Master’s degree, Tanya has continued to work in a variety of pediatric settings. She is adept at screening, standardized testing, therapy, parent training, program planning and collaborative care. Over the years, Tanya has been driven to enhance children’s learning and inclusion within their communities.

Tanya is the co founder of Pathways Pediatric Services which opened in 2015.

Tanya actively attends continuing education workshops. Her advanced training includes:

  • It Takes Two to Talk ® – The Hanen Program ® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
  • More Than Words ® – The Hanen Program ® for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Talkability ® – The Hanen Program ® for Parents of Children with Social Communication Delays
  • Learning Language and Loving It ® – The Hanen Program ® for Early Childrhood Educators
  • PROMPT Level 1 Certification
  • Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Training Course
  • Advanced Seminar in Apraxia

Tanya has a special interest in helping children with Autism and in helping children with motor speech disorders, including apraxia. 

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Michele Nowak - M.S., R.SLP, SLP ( C)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Michele has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 30 years.  She has experience working with children of all ages, ranging from infants to teens.  Examples of her depth and breadth of experience include early intervention, speech and language therapy with preschoolers, and language/thinking/organizational intervention with adolescents. 

Michele has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for over 30 years.  She has experience working with children of all ages, ranging from infants to teens.  Examples of her depth and breadth of experience include early intervention, speech and language therapy with preschoolers, and language/thinking/organizational intervention with adolescents. Michele has helped toddlers say their first words and sentences.  She has guided children to say more complex sentences and to improve their speech. Michele partners with parents to address their concerns and to assist them to further develop their child’s skills.  

Over her career, Michele has worked with children and teens experiencing challenges in the following areas:  language, speech, cognitive communication, hearing impairment, traumatic brain injury, dyspraxia, cognitive delay, learning disabilities. 

Michele has a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders.  She is a registered member of the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada.  Michele has worked with diverse populations on various multidisciplinary teams. She has worked at Alberta Children’s Hospital and in private practice.

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Sandra Navarro - M.S., R.SLP, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
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Shaun Pearson - M.Sc.A, R.SLP, S-LP (C)

Speech-Language Pathologist
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Cherie Deur - MClSc OT

Occupational Therapist

Cherie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario.  She has over 15 years of clinical experience, in pediatrics, in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient clinics at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, public schools, preschools and homes. 

Cherie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She has over 15 years of clinical experience, in pediatrics, in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient clinics at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, public schools, preschools and homes. Cherie is a member in good standing with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) and is a registered member with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Cherie has a passion for preschool early intervention and a special interest in supporting children who need alternative access, alternative and augmentative communication and powered mobility. She integrates research with practice and has presented her work nationally and published in the area of assistive technology in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Cherie also volunteers her time with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – both with writing item generation questions for the National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam (NOTICE) and with the Momentum program – offering mentorship to other occupational therapists.

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Danette Rowley - B.Sc. O.T. (c)

Occupational Therapist
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Monique Pearce - B.A. Psych.

Therapy Assistant | New Language & Play Group

Monique is a highly-motivated Therapy Assistant driven to inspire children and their families to achieve their personal growth. She strives to create a trusting relationship with the children and families she has the privilege to work with. Her goal is to create a challenging, engaging environment to help children become life-long learners.

Monique is a highly-motivated Therapy Assistant driven to inspire children and their families to achieve their personal growth. She strives to create a trusting relationship with the children and families she has the privilege to work with. Her goal is to create a challenging, engaging environment to help children become life-long learners.

Monique has more than 20 years of experience working with children with a variety of special needs. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Metabolic Disorders, Speech and Language Delays as well as a variety of other childhood disabilities.  Her passion for working with young children with social, communication and overall developmental needs has led her to specialize in early intervention programming.

Monique has worked as a One-on-One Aide to a variety of preschool-aged children, a Private Early Intervention Therapist within homes, a Social Skills Facilitator to small groups, and as a Program Leader for Speech Camps. By working with multidisciplinary teams, Monique promotes effective communication with Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Psychologists to plan and implement goals and strategies.

As an innovative thinker, natural leader and excellent communicator, Monique has developed a number of resources to promote early-years success in the children she works with.  She has attended numerous in-services and conferences to further her skillset and knowledge in the area of Early Intervention Programming.  Monique has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Calgary with a Major in Psychology and a concentration in Linguistics.

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Amanda Meechan

Speech-Language Assistant

Amanda Meechan has more than 15 years of experience working with preschool aged children, providing direct therapy and teaching to children in individual and group settings.  Amanda is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). She has earned a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor of Community Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies from the University of Calgary. In the past 15 years she has worked as a Speech-Language Assistant, a Behavior Consultant, a Program Leader, and a Preschool Teacher.

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Jenny Duffield - MC

Masters of Counselling Psychology & Family Strategist

Jenny Duffield holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology degree. She has been providing supports to families who have children with developmental needs since 2001. Her interest in working with children and families began during the completion of her undergraduate degree.

Jenny Duffield holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology degree. She has been providing supports to families who have children with developmental needs since 2001. Her interest in working with children and families began during the completion of her undergraduate degree. She has since gained extensive training in teaching philosophies such Play-Based Therapy and Applied Behavioural Analysis. Jenny also has extensive training in providing counselling supports to families. Based on her educational and work experience in the field, she strongly believes that each family unit is unique and therapeutic goals need to consider the impact on the whole family. Therefore, Jenny’s approach is client-centred and focused on supporting increased healthy functioning of the whole family.

In order to support families, Jenny provides counselling supports to parent that addresses stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties.  She also provides counselling support (individual or group) for siblings in order to increase knowledge, understanding, and positive self-concept. She provides both theoretical and hands on training for children, parents, extended family, and school/community program personnel. She also enjoys facilitating children/youth skills groups and parent workshops on behaviour related topics.

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Testimonial

“My son is severely delayed in both receptive and expressive language and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was four years old. We had some supports coming from FSCD but were on a waiting list to start services. In the meantime, I was looking for a summer day camp geared toward helping special needs kids that my son would be interested in. I came across an ad for Summer Speech Camp at Pathways Pediatric Centre and contacted them right away.

From the start, we felt very comfortable with the staff. We had the pleasure to meet with Tanya and Mike as well as the rest of the team. The level of experience they all had made us feel at ease and excited to get started. My son attended two half-day weekly sessions of Speech Camp and absolutely loved it. He is very shy and doesn’t adapt to change very well; however, he was very excited to go to camp and waved good-bye to me without hesitation. Daily communication was great and my son got a lot out of the two weeks he was there. For the amount you pay and the amount of service you get, it is truly the best value. I’m very excited for my son to come back for the next Summer Speech Camp! “

Ruth & Justin L

“My Daughter has been with Tanya for more than 2 years and I can honestly say if it wasn’t for her my daughter would probably not have transformed to the happy and outgoing little girl that she is today. My daughter actually looks forward to her weekly session and doing the work at home afterwards. I have also seen a lot of progress both in her ability to communicate and comprehend over the last 2 years.  If you are looking for a GREAT Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who loves working with children, look no further.”

Harvey

“Tanya is a natural at what she does. She has a true gift of ease while she handles such difficult speech disorders. Our son has apraxia of speech and I was beyond nervous to have him meet yet another SLP, but I knew  we had to try at least meeting her because we heard great things about her when she held her summer camps. Gray and Tanya bonded within their first visit and that says and means a lot to Gray and our family! 

Since August, we have traveled to Calgary every other month to ‘play’ with Tanya for at least three consecutive days. Then this past January we moved to Calgary for the entire month just to have a solid amount of time with her. By the end, it was hard to leave and Gray left saying ‘I love you’ to Tanya!

Every session with Tanya is seamless. She is fun, flexible, intentional and a true light in our life through this journey. She has taught me so many tips and tricks and has shared so many resources with me. I feel understood by her with all my fears and concerns and she makes me feel so confident that every step we’re taking is going in the right, successful direction. 

The first time I spoke with Mike on the phone he told me his wife is amazing at what she does. I 100% agree. Tanya is an amazing SLP and she has helped my son and our family so much through this life changing apraxia journey. “

The Nichols Family – Medicine Hat, AB

“My 3 year old son attended two weeks of speech camp last summer. In the two weeks he made a lot of gains in his speech and had a lot of fun too! Although he had never worked with any of the therapists before he seemed to form instant connections with them. Everybody I met was so welcoming of our son and our family. We were also provided with a lot of practical tips and resources to help us at home. We can’t wait for camp this year!”

 

 Thanks,

Jane

Services & Funding

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech Language Pathologists are highly trained professionals with Master’s Degrees. A Speech Language Pathologist assesses, treats and helps with the prevention of communication disorders in infants, children and adults. Our Speech Language Pathologists are registered with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (ACSLPA).

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are highly trained professionals with either a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree. Occupational Therapists assist children and adults with daily functioning, mobility, fine motor, gross motor and sensory regulation skills.  Our Occupational Therapists are registered with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT).

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Behavior Consulting & Counselling

 

Funding

 

Preschoolers

Pathways collaborates with Early Childhood Service Providers (ECS) and Alberta Learning to provide therapy services free of charge.

We provide screenings at the beginning and end of each school year (Sept & June). 

 

Mild / Moderate Funding

  • Children who are 3 ½ to 5 years old (as of September 1) and are diagnosed with a mild/moderate delay impacting their safety or ability to learn may be eligible for Mild/Moderate Funding.

 

Program Unit Funding (PUF)

  • Children who are 2 ½ to 5 years old (as of September 1) and are diagnosed with a severe disability/delay impacting their safety or ability to learn may be eligible for Program Unit Funding.

 

Family Services for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)

  • If your family needs help building a team to work with your child please contact us for further information on the next steps in this process.

 

Camps & Group Learning

Group Learning

Summer Speech & Language Camps | Early Childhood Language & Play Group | Group Speech Therapy 

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Partners

Partners

 

Nutrition Nook

Good nutrition is one of the cornerstones of health and well being. Diet is especially important for growing children, the eating habits they learn now will help set the stage for robust health later in life. Proper nutrition is necessary for children to have energy, optimal brain function, muscle growth and development, strong immunity and stable emotional health.
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Contact Us

Pathways Pediatrics Clinic

Lakeview Plaza
#108 – 6449 Crowchild Tr. SW
Calgary, AB T3E 5R7
Phone: (403) 455-4072
Email: info@pathwayspediatrics.ca
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m


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Disorders and delays impact us in different ways.

Autism Spectrum Disorders  |  Attention Deficit  |  Hyperactivity Disorder | Sensory Processing Disorder  |  Apraxia  |  Developmental Coordination Disorder
Developmental Delay  |  Learning Disabilities  |  Delays in Literacy  |  Speech Delays | Written Output Disorder  |  Feeding Delays  |  Language Delays  |  Social Communication Delays

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