About Us
The Speech-Language Network offers professional, personalized speech-language pathology services to help children and adults overcome communication challenges. Working closely with clients and families, we help build the skills and confidence needed to let their true voice shine.

 

The SLN’s speech language professionals are high level experts trained to recognize the challenges you face, suggest treatment options tailored to your situation, and carefully guide you and your family through communication building processes and solutions – all in a comfortable, welcoming environment.

 

We believe everyone should have the chance to let their true voice shine.

Kara Broks

Reg. Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of the Speech Language Network, Ltd.

B.Sc., M.Sc., (C), S-LP, (CCC)

Kara’s passion for educating people on speech language and learning skills is topped only by her caring nature and commitment to helping those with communication difficulties. She is known for developing strong working relationships with her clients and families and is skilled at inspiring, building confidence and skill sets to enable them be the best communicators they can be. With a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, Kara has been helping children, teens and adults improve their communication skills and confidence for more than a decade. In her spare time, Kara enjoys being at the lake, water skiing, visiting the mountains, swimming, reading, campfires and spending time with her family.

Areas of Focus
  • Adolescent, teen and adult speech-language, auditory processing and social language therapy
  • Speech therapy for articulation and enunciation of speech sounds
  • Auditory Rehabilitation (Hearing Loss) 
  • Fluency / Stuttering Therapy
  • Voice Modification Therapy
  • Accent Reduction Therapy
  • Cognitive Communication Therapy (Acquired Brain Injury)
  • Social Language training
  • Learning disabilities and behavioural difficulties
Training:
  • Cognitive Communication Disorders Level 1 – Treatment & Assessment after Acquired Brain Injury
  • Master Class: Advanced Implementation of Executive Function Interventions – Sarah Ward
  • Estill Voice Training Level 2 – Figure Combinations & Voice Qualities
  • Estill Voice Training Level 1 – Figures of Voice Control
  • PROMPT – Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (P.R.O.M.P.T.) –Introduction Level One
  • Compton P-ESL Accent Modification – Certified
  • ISTAR – Assessment & Treatment for Stutters
  • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing for Phonemic Awareness, Reading & Spelling Training (LiPS)
  • Lindamood Seeing Stars for Phonemic Awareness, Reading and Spelling Training (SI)
  • Lindamood Visualizing Verbalizing for Language Comprehension & Thinking Training (V/V)
  • The Conversation – The Conversation: A Comprehensive Social Skills Training Program – Curriculum Based
  • Social Thinking -The Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies – Teens & Adults
  • Social Thinking – Implementing Social Thinking Concepts and Vocabulary – All Ages
  • Social Thinking – The Spectrum of Social Functioning: Getting Started with Treatment Planning –Age 5+
  • Social Thinking – Social Detective, Superflex®, and Friends Take On Social-Emotional Learning -Age 5-14
  • Hanen Certified – It Takes Two To Talk, Learning Language and Loving It & More than Words
  • Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in the Classroom (Master’s in Ed Psych & Special Education Course – U of S)
  • Supporting Students with Behaviour and Special Needs in the Classroom (Master’s in Ed Psych & Special Education Course – U of S)
  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices -Pat Mirenda
  • Pamella Marshalla – Developing Intelligibility in Children with Limited Expressions: Apraxia, Dysarthria and Low Cognitive Skills
  • Kauffman Speech Praxis Assessment & Therapy for Apraxia of Speech
Professional Associations:
  • Professional Member of ASHA (American Speech –Language Hearing Association) 2003-Present
  • Professional Member of SAC (Speech-Language & Audiology Canada) 2007-Present
  • Professional Member of SASLPA (Sk. Ass. of Speech Language Pathology & Audiology) 2007-Present
  • Member of the Saskatchewan Private Practice Committee 2008 – present
  • Chairpersonship of the Discipline Committee for SASLPA 2014 – present

Heather Tremblay

Reg. Speech-Language Pathologist

B.A, M. H. SC. (C)

Heather brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the team. Fully bilingual, she is able to offer therapy in both English and French. With a Bachelor of Linguistics and Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology, Heather has worked extensively with children and youth of all ages, including those with disabilities such as autism, Down Syndrome and others.

When she’s not working, Heather loves reading, singing and curling, as well as caring for her husband and five growing children.

Areas of Focus
  • Infant, toddler and child speech-language therapy
  • Speech-language therapy for adults (post stroke)
  • Late talkers
  • Parent education
  • Small group language therapy
  • Children with disabilities (Autism, Down Syndrome, and others)
  • Learning disabilities and behavioural issues
  • Articulation and phonology (speech production)
  • Fluency/stuttering
Training & Affiliations
  • Certified Hanen coach and program facilitator hanen.org
  • Professional Member of SAC and SASLPA

Samantha Busby

Reg. Speech-Language Pathologist

Always fun and energetic, Samantha has a knack for putting her young clients at ease. With a Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders (Minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing), and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, she works primarily with school-aged children to guide and motivate them on the path to speech-language confidence.

Samantha has a soft spot for animals. And in her rare free time, she enjoys the great outdoors, playing sports, cooking/baking and restoring old furniture.

Areas of Focus
  • Children and youth speech-language therapy
  • Articulation and phonology (speech production)
  • Developmental language disorders
  • Social communications disorders (including Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Fluency/stuttering
Training & Affiliations
  • Professional Member of SAC and SASLPA

Danae Burke

Reg. Speech-Language Pathologist

New to the SLN team

Areas of Focus
  • Children and youth speech-language therapy
  • Articulation and phonology (speech production)
  • Developmental language disorders
  • Social communications disorders (including Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Fluency/stuttering
Training & Affiliations
  • Professional Member of SAC and SASLPA

Gwendolen Coziahr

Reg. Speech-Language Pathologist

B.A., B.Sc., M.Sc., S-LP

Gwendolen’s caring, experience and understanding of parents and young children are evident in everything she does. Whether in small groups or one-on-one, Gwendolen has helped many young clients achieve their goals for early childhood learning, speech and language development. She holds a both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Communication Disorders, as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology.

An avid reader, when Gwendolen’s not working or taking care of her children, she enjoys quieter pursuits such as sewing, knitting, quilting, cooking and gardening.

Areas of Focus
  • Early childhood learning and speech-language therapy
  • Small group language therapy
  • Parent education
  • Speech-language delays
Training & Affiliations
  • Certified Hanen coach and program facilitator hanen.org
  • Professional Member of SAC and SASLPA

Lindsey Hamborg

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Having worked with multidisciplinary teams ranging from speech-language pathology to occupational and physical therapy, Lindsey brings a breadth of experience to the team. With individualized plans and goals in hand, Lindsey helps carry out treatment plans for clients of all ages, targeting both speech and language.

For fun when she’s not at work, Lindsey enjoys camping, boating, curling and spending time with family.

Areas of Focus
  • Speech-language therapy support and assistance – all ages
  • Treatment plan implementation
Training & Affiliations
  • Professional Member of SAC

Kennedy Woodcock

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

New to the SLN team

 

Areas of Focus
  • Speech-language therapy support and assistance – all ages
  • Treatment plan implementation
Training & Affiliations
  • Professional Member of SAC