Melissa is a General Member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.
Melissa James, B.A., (Hons.), M.H.Sc. (Reg. CASLPO)
Melissa James, M.H.Sc. (Reg. CASLPO) is the founder and clinical director of Well Said: Toronto Speech Therapy Clinic, a consultant for the Speech Research Centre and CAASPR (Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators), and a Toronto-based speech-language pathologist who provides: (1) speech, social and communication services to adults; and, (2) consultant services for organizations and corporate clients.
Melissa trained at the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and a Master's of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology.
After providing clinical service in the community and educational settings, she founded one of the first adult speech therapy clinics in Toronto: Well Said: Toronto Speech Therapy Clinic in 2012. Stemming from different vision for “speech therapy”, Melissa developed a safe, age-appropriate environment where quality speech-language pathologist serve the needs of adults using both art and science: innovation and research, respectively.
Since then Melissa has led, mentored, and supervised many other Toronto-based speech-language pathologists who have gone on to open practices of their own, and developed the clinic into one of the top speech therapy clinics in Toronto.
Melissa has contributed expertise to:
The ASHA Leader, Contributor
CBC News, Expert
Global News, Expert
RadioOne Canada, Expert
University of Toronto, Panelist
York University, Presenter
Geneva Centre for Autism Symposium, Conference Presentation
SpeechPathology.com, Course Instructor
CareerBuzz Radio, Expert
Second City, Course Instructor
Schwartz/Riesman Centre, Course Instructor
Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR), Consultant
Melissa’s clinical practice focuses on integrating evidence-based (research) practices from the fields of adult learning, psychology, and speech-language pathology which allows for deep learning and permanent improvements.
Melissa is open to research collaborations and invites proposals to conduct scholarly research at our clinic.