Carolyn Spavor
Carolyn Spavor

Master of Health Science (M.H.Sc.), University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Alberta
Affiliations – (e.g. member of College of Social workers)
Member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC-OAC)

Other Pertinent training outside of your credential:
PROMPT Trained (Bridging)
TEACCH 5-Day Training
More Than Words (Hanen Training)

Career Highlights:
-began my career in the beautiful complexity of Yukon Territory with a transdisciplinary preschool initiative serving remote rural and Indigenous communities
-in a previous role at the Speech & Stuttering Institute, developed an individualized therapy program for children with autism who also had motor speech disorders
-contributed to the development of the profession in Ethiopia as a volunteer instructor, teaching two courses over four weeks in the country’s first-ever Speech and Language Therapy undergraduate program at Addis Ababa University (2018)

Years of Experience (in general): 16

Length of Time with ISAND: Approx. 18 months (since March 2018)

Position at ISAND: Speech-Language Pathologist

Any areas of Specialization:
My areas of interest are motor speech disorders, emerging language, clinical education, and family-centered and intercultural practice.

Professional Accomplishments ( at least one): [see career highlights, above]

What brought you to ISAND:
An interest in working with an interdisciplinary team to accompany children and families with autism.

What do you really like about ISAND:
I enjoy being able to easily connect with other team members for high-quality information and support when families are struggling with challenges beyond my scope.

A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests:
When I’m not at work, you might find me exploring the waterfront trails, teaching myself to play the guitar, making something for my friends out of yarn or fabric or food, or hanging out with my family as we plot our next adventure.

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