Our People

Christine MacPherson, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Christine MacPherson is a Speech-Language Pathologist, registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). She is a member of the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) where she sat on the Board of Directors from November 2013 to September 2018. She is also a member of the OSLA mild TBI interest group, and a member of the organizing committee of the OSLA biannual ‘Brainstorming Brain Injury” conference.

In recent years, Christine served a 2 year term on the Coalition of Health Professional Associations in Ontario Automobile Insurance Services, and was a member of the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) advisory group for implementation of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rehabilitation of adults with moderate-severe TBI. She also was invited to sit on the CASLPO review committee of the Practice Standards and Guidelines for Acquired Cognitive Disorders (2015).

After graduating in 1988 as a Speech Pathologist from Cumberland College of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia, she worked in both community and educational settings focusing on speech and language disorders in preschool and school aged children. Relocating to Canada in 1992, she was employed by The Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario, in both inpatient and outpatient settings and gained invaluable experience working with adults with speech, language and swallowing difficulties.

In private practice since 1995, she has a particular focus on working with children, adolescents and adults who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI). Her training in the field of ABI has been extensive, seeking out advanced training in the assessment and treatment of behavioural, cognitive and communication difficulties.

She also has experience working with individuals with learning disabilities, aphasia, voice disorders, motor speech disorders and reading disorders. Amongst numerous further education events, Christine has completed training in PROMPTS for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Lessac Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy (LMRVT), Level I Somatic Voicework™ LoVetri Method Training at The Chicago Institute for Voice Care, the University of Pittsburg annual voice conference, as well as training in myofascial release techniques for voice disorders.

Christine brings a friendly and approachable ethic to her work, believing that real life communication problems need real life solutions!

AndreaAndrea Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Andrea joined MacPherson Communication Clinic in October of 2020. She is a passionate Speech-Language Pathologist who earned her Master of Clinical Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Western University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics from Huron University College, Western University. She is registered to practice in Ontario with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Andrea is certified in the Hanen® “It Takes Two to Talk” program, and has completed Children and Youth with acquired Brain Injury, Level 1. She has also completed training and has experience in the use of PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).

Due to her passion for the field, Andrea is constantly reviewing the latest evidence-based approaches, collaborating with interprofessional teams, and attending workshops and conferences.

Andrea has always loved working with people of all ages and helping them grow and develop to their best potential. She has experience in both assessing and treating developmental language disorders (including children with Down Syndrome, ASD, and ADHD), developmental speech disorders, motor speech disorders (childhood apraxia of speech and dysarthria), and fluency disorders (stuttering/cluttering), as well as cognitive and communication difficulties related to traumatic brain injuries.

With a true passion for speech and language development, Andrea excels in tailoring therapy to each individual’s strengths and needs, so that each client gets the most out of every therapy session.