Emily Merritt is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario as well as Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. She works professionally with both child and adult populations. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology following the completion of an Honours Bachelor Degree in Music Cognition from McMaster University. Emily is originally from Mount Forest but has spent time living and working in Nova Scotia, Northern Alberta and the West Midlands of England before returning home to the Center North Wellington area.
Emily uses a family-centered approach focusing on functional goals that can have a broad impact. She has experience working in rural and culturally diverse areas in both school and community based settings.
Emily has gained experience working with a variety of developmental and acquired speech and language difficulties including preschool and school age speech/ language development, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Specific Language Impairment, stuttering, cleft lip and palate, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Aphasia and motor speech disorders. She is PROMPT trained, and Individual Authorizer of Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices (AAC), and has received SCERTS and “Referencing and Regulation” (R&R) education. Emily has a passion for working with families, using evidence-based, client centered approaches within her practice to educate, consult, assess and provide therapy for clients with speech, language, and fluency challenges.