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Connie Taras-Gold, M.S.

Connie Taras-Gold is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist (Reg. CASLPO) with over 30 years working experience. She received her B.A. Honours Psychology from McGill University and her M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University.

Connie has extensive experience assessing and treating children and youth with concomitant speech & language and behavior & emotional difficulties such as ADHD, ASD, Depression and Anxiety. For over 25 years, Connie worked as a Speech Language Pathologist at Thistletown Regional Centre. She consults to Children’s Mental Health and Health Facilities around the GTA, including (1) the Multidisciplinary team at Anishnwabe Health Centre, assessing children and youth for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; and, (2) the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) Follow-Up Unit at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, assessing babies, toddlers and young children. 

Connie is a Faculty Lecturer in the Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA) program at the University of Toronto, where she teaches the Interactive Communications Skills course to international students. The course is designed to address the speech and language skills required for foreign language speakers to feel more comfortable and competent in both their business and personal interactions with an emphasis on improving their production of the sounds, rhythm and intonation of the English language.

In private practice, Connie works with children, youth and young adults with articulation, speech, and fluency issues, as well as Language Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Additionally, Connie works with adults where English is a second language on speech competency.

 

vibhuti jethava, M.H.Sc.

Vibhuti Jethava received her Master of Health Sciences degree at the University of Toronto in 2015. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist, registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.

Vibhuti prides herself in taking the time to get to know her clients and collaborating with them (and their caregivers) to develop therapy plans that meet their hopes, interests and communication needs. Here at Framework Therapy and Assessment Centre, Vibhuti combines her vast range of skills, work, and training experiences to offer comprehensive Speech and Language assessments and treatments to clients of all ages.  Previously, at Early Abilities, Vibhuti coached the parents of preschool-aged children to support their child’s speech and language development through play-based therapy. At Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Centre, she worked closely with parents, siblings, teachers and principals to support her clients’ with brain injuries return to work and play. At Surrey Place Centre, Vibhuti assessed the needs of adults with developmental disabilities, sharing functional communication strategies with their community care providers to maximize the client’s independence in the community. Further, Vibhuti has experience managing the swallowing needs of patients in acute, long term and palliative care settings. Currently, Vibhuti is also working at Providence Healthcare, supporting clients return to independence following strokes and other neurological disorders.

An enthusiastic learner, Vibhuti is always seeking out research opportunities. She has a publication exploring how children learn language, and another, evaluating parent-child interactions during motor speech therapy. Currently, she is working on a research project assessing how competent rehabilitation clinicians feel in managing the mental health needs of their patients.