Mo Oshalla, Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinic Lead

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Mo is a husband and father of two beautiful and vivacious daughters, lovingly known as Firecracker and Spicy Meatball. He is also an avid outdoor runner. If he’s not working or running, you may catch him hanging out with his family. Oh, and Mo is a HUGE fan of DC comics, especially Batman!

Mo is also a Speech-Language Pathologist and Executive Director of London-Elgin and Bluewater Speech & Language Services. He is registered to practice in Ontario and is certified by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. He earned his Master of Health Science degree from the University of Toronto after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. Mo began his post-graduate career at the Toronto Rehab Institute and the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, where he worked with adults in rehabilitation and acute care (respectively). From 2010 to 2014, Mo worked at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) as a member of several outpatient and inpatient teams. He has worked with children across the age spectrum – as young as 4 months old to 17 years old – with a variety of presenting difficulties and diagnoses. Mo was a core member of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) screening and diagnostic teams, as well as the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic team.

Since establishing the first clinic in 2014, Mo’s caseload has remained diverse, ranging from work with infants to adults. Mo has acquired a wealth of clinical knowledge from his experience and training working with a wide age and diagnostically-diverse population.

Mo has certification in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words programs, is PROMPT-trained (Bridging), and has Levels 1 and 2 training in Cognitive Communication Disorders, among numerous continuing education achievements attained annually. Mo’s caseload includes clients with speech and language impairments, social communication delays, voice impairments, feeding and swallowing problems, and cognitive-communication impairments caused by brain injury (including concussion).

Victoria Gallagher, Speech-Language Pathologist

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Victoria earned her Master of Clinical Science degree from the University of Western Ontario, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Linguistics (Speech and Language Sciences) from Brock University. She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. She holds certification in Hanen ® It Takes Two to Talk, holds PROMPT Level-1 training, and achieved Cognitive-Communication Disorders Levels 1 and 2.

Victoria came to our team with extensive experience in the field of acquired brain injury assessment and rehabilitation, as well as the assessment and treatment of speech, language, fluency, voice, and swallowing disorders. At LESLS, she works exclusively with children. She enjoys working with children of all ages as well as supporting parents and caregivers in promoting early language development. One of her favourite parts about working at LESLS is the positive environment and supportive network amongst colleagues.

Victoria is happily married with two young sons. In her free time, she enjoys exercise, writing, and photography. She also loves traveling and spending time with family in beautiful New Brunswick. A little known fact about Victoria is her passion for home organization and decluttering!

Kristin Harrison, Speech-Language Pathologist

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Kristin earned her Master of Health Science degree from the University of Toronto. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistic Anthropology and English from Western University. She also completed a study term in Literature and Languages (Lettres et Langues) at Francois-Rabelais Tours University in Tours, France. She is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario, clinically certified by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), PROMPT Level 1-trained, and has completed the PECS Level 1 Workshop (Picture Exchange Communication System). Kristin is also a Level B2 French speaker.

Kristin has experience working with people across the age spectrum. She works with children in the areas of language, articulation, fluency, social communication, and augmentative and alternative communication. She also works with adults in the areas of cognitive communication, motor speech, voice, aphasia, and swallowing impairments in a variety of practice settings.

Kristin’s studies in English and French have fuelled her interest in verbal communication and translation across different languages. And her experience as a competitive dancer nurtured her love for non-verbal communication through movement, facial expression, and music. A deep desire to help others of all ages and cultures to share this unique human capacity brought her to a career in speech-language pathology. In her spare time, Kristin can be found volunteering at local children’s programs, travelling, or reading while cuddling her dog, Mandie.

Rachel Van Roestel, Speech-Language Pathologist

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Rachel Van Roestel is a Speech-Language Pathologist who holds a Master of Health Science degree from the University of Toronto. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario. She is registered with the College of Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), is certified in the Hanen ® “It Takes Two to Talk” program and is PROMPT Level 1 trained.

Rachel works with a diverse caseload, providing assessment and therapy to clients of all ages, and has experience in the areas of fluency (stuttering), voice, articulation, language, swallowing and cognitive-communication. She has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of thinking and language impairments that result from acquired brain injuries (which include concussions). Rachel’s approach to therapy is collaborative and client-centred, and she strives to make therapy meaningful and personally relevant for each client.

Rachel is passionate about her career, remaining up to date on the most recent professional literature, attending conferences, and collaborating with other professionals. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, reading, trying new foods, and spending time with her friends and family.

Elyse Loft, Communicative Disorders Assistant

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Elyse Loft is a Communicative Disorders Assistant and a registered member of The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. She received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics from McMaster University with a minor in Indigenous Studies. She completed her post-graduate certificate in Communicative Disorders at Georgian College.

Elyse is an integral member of our team, providing a range of therapy services to people of all ages. Elyse is passionate about engaging clients in creative and functional ways. When working with children, Elyse likes to tailor therapy sessions to their interests and including crafts that correspond with special occasions of the year. Elyse believes that involving families in therapy is integral to clients’ success. In addition to her clinical role, Elyse is the primary administrator at our London clinic.

Elyse is an avid runner and traveler, and enjoys trail and road running in all the cool places she visits.