Amy Van Leeuwen, is the owner of Simcoe Speech Clinic and a registered member of the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO). Amy completed her undergraduate work in Psychology at Trent University, continued into the Post Graduate Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) program at Georgian College, and worked as a CDA before returning to complete her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology at Central Michigan University, in 2000. She has worked in the public sector with the Simcoe and York preschool speech programs, Adult rehabilitation programs at RVH and SLRHCC, and also the Autism behavioural team within the York School board, after combining both public and private practice for many years she made the jump to provide more effective, intensive private service to clients, serving the York and Simcoe areas. The Simcoe Speech Clinic is located downtown Alliston, which has been Amy’s hometown since childhood. Amy has been certified in Hanen early language programs, PROMPT, LOUD, ABA and most recently completing PRT certification. She studied in Michigan to be qualified in Fibroendoscopic evaluation of Swallowing (FEEs) as well as additional training in Mental Health First Aid and other crisis prevention training. Amy has strong, positive ties to the community and enjoys working in combination with local daycares, Early ON centres, school staff and Sick Kids hospital. Amy supports the CDA programs at Durham and Georgian College and was a previous faculty member at Georgian College. She is a proud supporter of the local high schools supporting volunteers and coop placements.