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Leora Palace, Toronto Ontario

Leora Palace, BA (Hons.) Reg. CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist

Email: leora.palace@redpathcentre.ca

Phone: 416-920-4999 Ext 1910

New Clients: Leora is currently accepting new clients

Referrals: Self-referral or by a professional

Fees: $130 per hour, covered by some private insurance plans

Leora Palace is Speech-Language Pathologist at The Redpath Centre. She has been in private practice since 1994. She provides assessment and ongoing treatment and supports to children and youth with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental conditions. She consults to schools and classrooms in the Greater Toronto Area and supports assessment and accommodations for students with learning disorders. She also develops programming specific to language related academic challenges and goals including auditory-verbal processing, pre-literacy, narrative development, and written language. She is experienced in group treatment of social-communication difficulties. Leora was employed as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Manager at Surrey Place Centre (Toronto) from 1992 to 2004 and as Speech-Language Pathologist at The University of Witwatersrand Unit for Preschool Language and Hearing Impaired Children in South Africa.

Specialization: Learning Disabilities, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, individual and group therapy, social- communication skills in children and teens, school consultation including assessment and follow up.

Services Offered: Assessment, consultation and ongoing treatment of communication difficulties including:

  • speech delay/disorders
  • receptive and expressive language in spoken and written forms
  • social communication

Education:

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts (Speech and Hearing Therapy), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Professional Affiliations:

  • College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
  • The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)
  • South African Medical and Dental Council (SAMDC)
  • South African Speech, Language and Hearing Association (SASLHA)

Selected Publications:

Schlosser, R.W., Sigafoos, J., Rothschild, N., Burke, M. and Palace, L.M.  (2007) Speech and Language Disorders. In "A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities". Ivan Brown and Maire Percy (Eds.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Burke-Brassem M. & Palace, L. (2003) Communication Considerations Associated with Developmental Disabilities. In "Developmental Disabilities in Ontario, Second Edition". Ivan Brown and Marie Percy (Eds.). Toronto, ON: Front Porch Publishing.

Palace, L. and Eagle R. The Importance of Early Intervention for Speech and Language in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (1997). In "The Autism Newslink". Toronto, ON: Autism Ontario.