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Debbie Lessard M.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Speech Language Pathologist



Education & Certifications

  • College of Audiologists & Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) Registered Speech Language Pathologist No. 2160
  • Masters of Health Sciences, Speech Language Pathology, McGill University (1982)
  • Honors Bachelor, Psychology, Concordia University (1980)

Professional Affiliations

  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)

Summary of Experience

Experience providing community-based cognitive communication consultation, intervention and assessment, to adults, children and adolescents with acquired brain injury, concussion, neurological disease, and voice disorders within a variety of service delivery models.

Considerable experience providing speech language pathology services to physically disabled children in the areas of feeding, early language stimulation, augmentative/alternative communication and language disorders at Ottawa Children’s Treatment Center in Ottawa.

Experience working as an itinerant speech-language pathologist in Ottawa area schools. Provided assessment and treatment services to elementary and secondary school students.

Expertise in providing group language therapy for pre-school children with language delays at the Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.

IE and DAC Assessor & Initial Registrant Speech Language Pathology Mentor

Continuing Education

  • The Art of Living…Life After Brain Injury
  • Accident Benefits: The Road Ahead
  • Catastrophic Impairment: Issues and Perspectives:
  • Issues across the Continuum of Care – Ottawa Brain Injury Conference
  • Success after TBI: Clinical, Ethical and Medico-Legal Considerations in Defining and Measuring Outcome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Youth: Challenges and Solutions for the Classroom and Beyond
  • Brain Injury: The Complete Picture
  • 5th Annual Interurban Acquired Brain Injury Conference
  • The Role of Neuropsychological Evaluation in the Rehabilitation of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Advanced NDT Bobath Training Course (8-week training course)


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