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Our Team


Kate Dole, MSc, R.SLP, S-LP(C)
Owner & Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

With over twelve years of experience, Kate has a heart for helping others advance in their communication skills and develop meaningful connections with others. She has experience working in schools, preschools, daycares and has experience partnering with adults, teens and children. 

Kate's personal experience with orthodontic relapse and her daughter's thumb sucking habit led her to the fascinating world of orofacial myology. As well as a master of science degree in speech pathology, she has additional training in PECS, Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk, Reading with TLC, and executive functioning. She has completed a 28-hour course in orofacial myology. Her experience provides her with a compassionate perspective in helping others. She is a mother to four children and has a love for learning that she enjoys sharing with others.

In her free time, she enjoys making memories with her family, photography, creating art, and working on home projects. 


Sarah Shivji, R.SLP
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Sarah is a registered speech and language pathologist (SLP) with over 10 years of experience as a paediatric SLP. She has been working with preschool and school-aged children in community schools, private schools, and their homes. Sarah targets SLP goals through play based learning. She believes that SLP visits should be fun and memorable for each and every one of her clients. Sarah also believes in taking a holistic approach for every child’s assessment and intervention plan. She works closely with her clients’ parents/caregivers so that they can learn how to support their children’s goals in their home while doing day to day tasks. Sarah has worked as part of a multidisciplinary team (including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behavioural therapists, psychologists, teachers, educational assistants, and therapy assistants) throughout her career and she is open to collaborate with other team members to best support her clients’ needs. 


Sarah Shivji is a mom of 3 (one in heaven and two on earth) and wife to her best friend. Sarah comes from a multicultural and multilingual background. She speaks 5 languages including English, Swahili, Katchi, Gujrati, and Hindi. In her free time, Sarah loves to go out for walks, listen to music and spend time with her family. 

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Alison Harding, MSc, R.SLP, S-LP(C)
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

It brings Alison joy to support the speech, language, and communication goals of her clients and their families. She has been a SLP for 5+ years, and has provided services in homes, schools, and online. She works with clients of all ages, and strives to create sessions that are motivating and neurodiversity-affirming. In addition to a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Alison has additional training in the areas of speech production, fluency, and language development. In her free time, Alison enjoys spending time outdoors with her partner Chris and toddler Ruthie. 

Katherine is a speech-language pathologist who loves what she does. Every time she goes to work she gets to do one of her favourite things: support adults and children in reaching their communication goals while solving communication puzzles! She has experience providing speech-language therapy to students in pre-kindergarten through high school, as well as to adults, and enjoys the diversity of challenges and experiences that speech therapy brings. Her favourite “communication puzzles” involve exploring speech, language, and literacy concerns and the interactions between them to develop the best treatment plans for her clients.


Katherine’s therapy approach is holistic and collaborative. She works with her clients to prioritize the goals most important to them. She believes that learning happens best when you are curious, engaged and having fun, and she strives to bring this approach to her sessions. Through a compassionate and calm presence, Katherine invites her clients into a comfortable environment while challenging them to reach their full potential - whether that be in sound production, fluent speech or literacy skills.


When she is not seeing clients, Katherine will likely be found releasing her creativity in the kitchen, pushing past her comfort zone at the climbing gym, or experiencing nature in our stunning Rocky Mountains.


Katherine Gerke, MSc, R.SLP
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Dedicated and Caring

"The skills my son has learned over the years helped boost his confidence and improved his speech a lot... we know that Ms. Kate actually cares about him." 

Maria F.


Let’s Start Working Toward your Goals Together!

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