Written by: Admin / Welcome Michael Johnson / March 2018
We are excited to welcome another new member to our outstanding clinical team.
Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP), Michael Johnson has a diverse clinical background that features over thirty years of experience with a wide variety of client types and clinical settings, including hospitals, acute rehabilitation units, long term care, outpatient clinics and home care. While he has experience with children, his primary interest has always been treating adults. His clinical skills are quite strong in the areas of voice, fluency, social and cognitive communication, accent reduction, articulation, aphasia, and acquired brain injury.
His motivation is to provide services in a way that addresses the client’s real life communication barriers while creating relationships that promote trust and implementation of skills learned during treatment.
In addition to his experience as a speech-language pathologist, Michael has also provided classroom instruction of adults in the areas of public speaking, small group communication, and interpersonal communication. He has provided mentoring and clinical supervision of students working toward becoming speech-language pathologists.
When you meet Michael, you will notice that he is compassionate. Michael knows that therapy is about understanding to particular needs of the client and then seeking a way to instruct and guide them to their desired outcomes. He is genuinely interested in how the client perceives the problem and then adjusts the tone and style of instruction to the learning style of the client.
Most of all, Michael is enthusiastic.
In Michael's downtime, he enjoys running and has completed three half-marathons, the most recent being in September 2016 in Montreal. "I am not fast, but I finish," he says. Michael also reads a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, with an interest in local history.
Additional Training, Certification and Continued Education
· Swallow disorders, Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
· Introduction to PROMPT
· Brain Injury
· Dementia management and treatment
Affiliations and Memberships:
· CASLPO—College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Ontario
· ASHA—American Speech-Language-Hearing Association