Avital (Tali) Kellerstein,
M.A., M.H. Sc., S-LP, PROMPT Cert.
I am obsessed with my field. . . in particular, the little corner that analyses how kids speak, and how to help kids with trouble speaking. This passion led me to pursue my PROMPT Certification (2013). At The Speak Boutique, I treat children for difficulty in areas of articulation, phonology, and motor speech.
Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, I completed my M.A. in English, and taught English as a Second Language. The more I taught and studied English, the more fascinated I became with its components such as phonemes (sounds), and morphemes (grammatical markers). This led me to explore and pursue a career in Speech-Language Pathology, where I could marry my love of teaching, with my interest in speech and language.
After graduating with my M.H.Sc. from the University of Toronto, I practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the (Motor) Speech program at The Speech and Stuttering Institute (SSI), where I gained extensive experience treating children with moderate-severe motor speech disorders.
In 2015, I began to work full time at my home-based clinic, The Speak Boutique. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/TheSpeakBoutique for tips and ideas to help children with Speech Sound Disorders! My book Party Animals! is a fun to read, soundsational collection of alliterative animal poems designed to help kids and their grown-ups learn more about speech sounds.
I live in Toronto with my husband Dave, and our two spectacular kids Josh and Eden.