Alexandra Schwabe
Alexandra Schwabe

Credentials:
Master of Health Science from University of Toronto
M.H.Sc.
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from ASHA
CCC-SLP

Affiliations
Registered Member of College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Member and Director on Board of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)

Other Pertinent training outside of your credential:
Completed Social Thinking Clinical Training Program
Completed PROMPT Level 1

Career Highlights:
-Developing the Getting Social program at ISAND and delivering it.

Years of Experience (in general): 4

Length of Time with ISAND: 2+ years (September 2015 to October 2016, August 2018 to Present)

Position at ISAND: Speech Language Pathologist

Any areas of Specialization:
-tweens and teens
-social cognition
-language

Professional Accomplishments ( at least one):
-Presented at 2016 Galactosemia conference
-Presenting at OSLA’s 2019 Autism Symposium (one of five presentations) on November 8

What brought you to ISAND:
I initially joined ISAND to complete my CASLPO mentorship period—it was an incredible learning opportunity to work not only with speech-language pathologists who I admired, but with a truly interprofessional team. When I returned to ISAND after working in Boston, I was once again drawn to the idea of working with a team that I could learn from. More than that thought, it was the ability to increase my leadership skills and the opportunity to develop my own program to fill a service gap for our tween and teen clients.

What do you really like about ISAND:
I love my colleagues, and I love that ISAND is a non-profit working to ensure everyone has access to beneficial services.

A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests
I like making things—I love baking and knitting, and any other cozy activity I can do with Netflix on in the background. My favourite places are public libraries, and I have a collection of 5 library cards from all the cities I’ve lived in. I especially love reading thrillers, historical fiction, and sci-fi. Occasionally I’ll go out for a run, and this year I ran my first (and last) half marathon.

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