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Melissa is a General Member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario.




Melissa James

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 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

  •, 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. 

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