Monique is highly motivated and 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. Monique is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). 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.