Noelle Lee, M.A., R.SLP, CCC-SLP, S-LP(C)

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Clinical Director

Throughout her formal education and professional career, Noelle has focused on communication, holding undergraduate degrees in English, Linguistics, and Psychology from the University of Calgary and a graduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Washington State University.

Noelle is passionate about helping each of the individuals she works with to become the best communicator they can be through fun and engaging means. Her own struggles while learning English as a second language inform her understanding of the frustrations and struggles many people experience when learning to communicate effectively.

She works with individuals of all ages and abilities, and her clients have included those with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Down Syndrome (DS)
  • Speech sound delays, including articulation, phonology, and motor speech disorders (eg: childhood apraxia of speech)
  • Fluency disorders (eg: stuttering)
  • Language learning delays
  • Cognitive communication challenges
  • Pre-literacy difficulties
  • Social communication challenges

Noelle also works with English Language Learners to help them improve their English pronunciation skills (accent modification).

In her spare time, Noelle can be found baking in her kitchen, acting in a community theatre production or travelling the world.

Jessica Ko, B.Ed., M.Sc. (SLP), R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Registered Speech Language Pathologist

Jessica received her Bachelor of Education and Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. She is registered with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and certified through Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). Having 10+ years of experience with children and youth in a variety of settings (preschool, junior high school, specialized schools, community programs, and private practice) has contributed to her unique skill set. She has experience working with many neurodivergent populations, including clients with autism, global developmental delay, cerebral palsy, ADHD, various different genetic syndromes, and more.

Jessica has provided assessment and treatment to preschool and school-aged children in the areas of language development, articulation, phonology, apraxia/oral-motor, social communication, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). She is passionate about supporting clients with complex communication needs to express themselves through multimodal communication, including speech, signs/gestures, and AAC. Jessica takes a neurodiversity-affirming and client/family centered approach to therapy, and she strives to provide individualized therapy that is effective, fun, and meaningful for her clients. Jessica aims to empower her clients to reach their goals by building on their strengths. It is Jessica’s utmost pleasure to help her clients become the best communicators they can be.

Jessica continuously pursues professional development to ensure the best quality of care for her clients. She is trained in Hanen’s Learning Language and Loving It, a program supporting communication development in early school settings. She is certified in the Prompts for Restructuring Oral-Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT) program and is trained in Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing, both of which are evidence-based approaches to treating oral-motor speech disorders. Jessica is also trained in the implementation of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach, using the Words For Life AAC application, which supports language development and communication needs and is based on principles of neurology and motor learning.

John Marquina, B.Sc., A.A., M.C., PhD(cand)., CCC

Registered Provisional Psychologist

John has completed his Masters in Counselling at the City University of Seattle in Canada, and he is currently a student for a Doctor in Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Alder University in the United States. John’s future aspiration is to continue his career in developing programs and community initiatives that will empower individuals to express their uniqueness and reach their full potential. John has a strong passion for working with children, youths, and families. He has developed support groups for LGBTQ2+ youths and created a network of support for LGBT refugees. John has worked with families experiencing domestic violence in immigrant sectors, providing anger management and parenting workshops. John is also active in the Filipino community in Calgary, where he advocated for mental health within his community. John has strong experience in facilitating positive parenting support, social skills development, and emotional regulation for children with disabilities.

His work is informed with eclectic approach of family system theories, cognitive-behaviour therapy, cultural humility, brief solution therapy, resiliency model, and strength-based approach. In the disability sector, John provides clinical support using combination of Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Applied Behaviour Analysis informed practice, Positive Behaviour Support, Social Thinking Model, Circles Curriculum, and Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS).

In his free time, John is an avid hiker and has explored different terrains around the Rocky Mountains. John also enjoys traveling and has been to Europe and Asia.

Rene Ramirez, BA, MA

Registered Provisional Psychologist

Master of Psychosocial Intervention
University of Barcelona

Master of Sex Therapy and Relationship Therapy
University of Barcelona

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
St. Mary’s University

Rene Ramirez is a registered provisional psychologists who specializes in helping people reach their potential through the frameworks of Narrative Therapy, Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). When he’s not working, Rene enjoys traveling, exploring different cultures and sports, such as soccer and martial arts (Muay Thai).

Rene is fluent in English and Spanish and has experience helping clients from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. He works with adolescents, adults, families, and couples and is knowledgeable in different areas such as stress, anxiety, depression, romantic relationships, emotional dependence, and self-esteem.

His therapy sessions are tailored to each individual client’s needs, using a variety of modalities. Rene has a strengths-based, solution-focused approach to therapy and he believes that everyone has the inner resources they need to overcome challenges and improve their relationships.

Rene is passionate about mental health and promoting well-being in society. He feels that everyone has the potential to reach their goals with the help of psychology.

Dominique McCleary, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Registered Speech Language Pathologist

I am passionate about play-based therapy and love working on functional speech, language, and communication goals.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Linguistics at the University of Calgary. I then moved to Minot, North Dakota, and completed a Bachelor of General Studies Degree. I moved back to Alberta to complete my Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Alberta.

When I’m not working, I enjoy going for walks with my dog, spending time with my family and friends, and trying new restaurants!

Child Development Facilitator

Passionate individuals that support and assist our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians in
teaching and providing support to families of children with disabilities. Our child development facilitators have substantial experience providing holistic community support. Most of our child development facilitators have a bachelor’s degree, diploma, certificate, or a student in human services, such as psychology, disability studies, community rehabilitation, linguistics, education, or social work.

Our Child Development Facilitator’s Team are composed of the following: