Co-Owner and Director
Speech-Language Pathologist and Parent Educator
H.B.HSc., M.Cl.Sc., SLP (C)
Ilana met Suzanne in 2014 attending one of Suzanne’s mom and baby classes. Their daughters were the same age and they became fast friends, maintaining that friendship through moves, life changes and many babies! When Suzanne finally let Ilana in on her top secret project (after 3 years of secrecy!), Ilana was so inspired she knew she wanted to be involved! ⠀
Ilana is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences as well as her Master of Clinical Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. Ilana has experience working with children, adults and families of all ages both individually and in groups. Ilana has worked in many areas of the Speech-Language Pathology field including private practice, preschool initiative program, school health support services, daycare programming, parent training, workshops, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is Hanen certified for “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words”, both family-focused early language intervention programs. Ilana is also Hanen certified to lead programs for educators including “Learning Language and Loving It,” “Teacher Talk” and “ABC and Beyond.” Ilana holds PROMPT level 2 “Bridging” Certification and LAMP training level 1.
Ilana’s areas of interest include working with preschool and school age children in the areas of articulation, language and literacy, as well as working with children with special needs. Ilana also works extensively with adults with developmental disabilities.
Ilana is the owner of Aurora Speech Therapy and In-Home Speech Therapy, a small private practice providing speech, language and communication services to children in clinic and in their homes across York Region.
Ilana is also a proud mother to three spunky and sweet girls and a dog-mama to 2 crazy Vizsla ladies! She enjoys spending time with her family, musical theatre, strength training, yoga, travelling, rewatching her essential tv-shows and learning new things.