Kate Dumbrell

Kate Dumbrell


Speech-Language Pathologist

Kate received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. Kate’s focus at this time in her career is working with preschool and school-aged children. Kate has provided assessment and treatment for children in a variety of areas, including functional communication and play skills, articulation and phonology, motor speech (including apraxia), receptive and expressive language, social communication, early literacy, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Kate also has experience supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, cognitive delay, ADD/ADHD and social-emotional difficulties. Kate is committed to supporting positive interactions between children and their families, using evidence-based approaches.

Additional Training: Hanen certified in “Learning Language and Loving It”, and “More than Words”. Trained in PROMPT Level 1, and the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol. Kate is passionate about AAC as a means of access to communication; she has completed additional training in and provided intervention using both high-technology (e.g., “TouchChat” on an iPad) and low-technology (e.g., PECS) systems. Kate has completed training for the Lidcombe Program, a behavioural treatment for children who stutter & are younger than 6 years old. She is currently engaging in continual learning opportunities for feeding and orofacial myofunctional therapy.

Special Interests: early language development, play skills, motor speech difficulties, AAC, articulation/phonology, receptive/expressive language, literacy, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, feeding, social communication.