Speech Language Pathology/OMT

Valerie Regnerus - Speech-Language Pathologist and Orofacial MyologistValerie Regnerus, M.A., Reg. CASLPO

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Additional Training – Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT).

Valerie Regnerus is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Orofacial Myologist with additional training in lactation education, pediatric feeding, breathing re-education, and oral structure and function including oral phase swallow remediation, tethered oral tissues, and orofacial myofunctional disorders.  Her personal experience as a mother of a child with early feeding difficulties, tongue and lip-tie, and oral myofunctional issues ignited a passion for this area of practice and instilled a commitment to sharing the link between early feeding abilities, oral structure and function, craniofacial growth and development, and whole body health with parents and other health professionals.

In her spare time Valerie likes to spend time outdoors with her husband and two teenage daughters.  She enjoys reading and researching, and has particular interest in the areas of food as medicine and the mind-body connection.

When working with Valerie, parents will receive guidance, connections and strategies to empower them to support their child’s needs.  Support for adults looking to improve oral function is also available.

Assessment and intervention are offered to support the following:

  • Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (Disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth which can impact breathing, swallowing, chewing and speech)
  • Pre and Post Frenotomy Care (Therapeutic exercises for tongue-tie release)
  • Feeding Skills and Development

Valerie’s Schedule at Little Bird as of May 2019

Where: Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry – Baby Bird Wing

When: Starting May 2nd 2019 – Thursdays from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Who: Little Bird Patients*
*Due to Valerie’s limited available clinical hours, care for Little Bird patients will be prioritized at this time
*For new clients, please call Little Bird front desk for possible availability

Cost:
Initial appointments (60 minutes) – $195
Follow-up appointments (45 minutes, $165) or (30 minutes, $125)
*Extended Health Benefits often include the services of a Speech-Language Pathologist. Contact your benefits administrator for information.

To Schedule an appointment to see Valerie at Little Bird,

Please Call our Front desk at 905-876-2473!

Sunah MacFarlaneSunah Macfarlane, M.Cl.Sc. S-LP, Reg. CASLPO

Sunah received her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2014, from the University of Western Ontario. She has worked with children in school settings and in private practice, with a clinical focus on articulation, phonology, early/developmental language disorders, fluency disorders, and voice disorders. Sunah’s interest in Tethered Oral Tissues was sparked by her son’s tongue and lip-tie, and consequent breastfeeding difficulties. Her personal journey has motivated her to support families with similar experiences and difficulties. As a clinician and ally, Sunah is deeply committed to sharing up-to-date, research-based information on oral structure and function, and helping families in this particular area of interest.

When she is not busy chasing her active toddler around, Sunah enjoys reading and watching documentaries. She is an adventurous eater and loves cooking for her family.

Assessment and intervention are offered to support the following:

  • Pre and Post Frenotomy Care (Therapeutic exercises for tongue-tie release)

Sunah’s Schedule at Little Bird as of July 2019

Where: Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry – Baby Bird Wing

When: Wednesdays 10:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Who: Little Bird Patients*
*Due to Sunah’s limited available clinical hours, care for Little Bird patients will be prioritized at this time
*For new clients, please call Little Bird front desk for possible availability

Cost:
Initial appointments (60 minutes) – $195
Follow-up appointments (45 minutes, $165) or (30 minutes, $125)
*Extended Health Benefits often include the services of a Speech-Language Pathologist. Contact your benefits administrator for information.

To Schedule an appointment to see Sunah at Little Bird,

Please Call our Front desk at 905-876-2473!

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