Jonelle PickardSpeech Language Pathologist

    Jonelle Pickard (née Thibert) has been practicing as a registered Speech-Language Pathologist since 2013. She completed her Master of Health Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa and her baccalaureate of Health Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology at Laurentian University. Jonelle continues to pursue ongoing educational opportunities, motivated by her desire for life-long learning, as well as by her commitment to offer quality, evidence-based services. Her years of clinical experience in private practice and school care have provided Jonelle with a wide variety of experiences to advance her skills, knowledge and competencies.

    Jonelle is passionate about working with both the pediatric and adult populations. She is particularly interested in working with children who have difficulties with reading and writing, speech clarity, or language development. Her enthusiasm for stuttering and speech fluency covers the age spectrum from preschool to adulthood. She is also passionate about working with adults who present with motor speech disorders, comprehension or expressive difficulties such as aphasia, swallowing difficulties or challenges with communication in general.  Jonelle’s creative and dynamic approach as well as her devotion to her work ensure she offers client-centered, functional and high-quality services to all clients.

    Publications

    • Fitzpatrick, E., Thibert, J., et (2014). How HANDy are Baby Signs? A systematic review of the impact of gestural communication on typically developing, hearing infants under the age of 36 months. First Language, volume 34 (6):486-509.
    • Fitzpatrick, E., Thibert, J., et (2014). How HANDy are baby signs? A commentary on a systematic review of the impact of gestural communication on typically developing, hearing infants under the age of 36 months: Response to Howard and Doherty-Sneddon’s commentary. First Language, volume 34 (6):516-518.
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