B.A. Linguistics, MHSc Speech-Language Pathology
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist
Haley’s university career began at the University of British Columbia where she was a member of the women’s varsity golf team. At UBC, she developed an interest in communication sciences and disorders, which she pursued formally after transferring to McGill University for the remainder of her undergraduate studies. Haley completed her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at McGill before graduating from the Master of Health Science Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. In summer 2020, she returned to her hometown of Victoria, B.C., where she now practices as a speech-language pathologist (SLP).
During Haley’s time at U of T, she supported the acute neurosurgery and neurology units at Toronto Western Hospital as an interim (student) speech-language pathologist. There, she worked with patients and families to remediate communication and swallowing disorders resulting from spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and cancer. She also provided outpatient swallowing services to patients with Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, multiple systems atrophy, and other neurological disorders. Haley also supported research in swallowing disorders through her work at U of T’s Swallowing Lab.
Haley has experience working with individuals across the lifespan. She has been trained to apply principles of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCATM) and manual therapy techniques for people with voice disorders. In addition to her work with adults, Haley supports children with speech and communication needs as a school-based SLP in Victoria.
Haley enjoys working with clients and families to establish mutual goals and develop functional, engaging therapy programs. She is committed to a career of lifelong learning and dedication to her valued clients and families.
In her spare time, Haley is an avid powerlifter and enjoys building social connections through all kinds of movement and exercise. Surrounded by the sights and smells of the west coast, she feels lucky to call Victoria home.