At IRS our expertise lies in neurological Speech Pathology. What is neuro Speech Pathology, you might ask? Neuro Speech Pathology focuses on the assessment and management of communication and swallowing difficulties associated with acquired brain injuries, stroke, progressive neurological conditions and disabilities.

We have extensive experience treating a wide range of neurological conditions, including:

  • Acquired/Traumatic Brain injury 
  • Stroke 
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Disarthria
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia

In addition to the experience clinicians gain in their day to day work, we offer a great deal of internal professional development and mentoring to our team to ensure they are delivering the best treatment possible to our clients. And we’re proud to say our individual team members have extensive experience, additional qualifications and professional affiliations in this area of practice. For example:

Staff Portrait of Amber Burnham, Speech Pathology Team Leader at IRS

Amber Burnham
Senior Speech Pathologist, Speech Pathology Team Leader

Amber has 20 years of experience in managing traumatic brain injury, stroke, language and speech, progressive neurological disorders, primary progressive aphasia, dysphagia and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Talia Lipschitz
Senior Speech Pathologist

Expertise in managing aphasia, dysarthria/speech, dysphagia, apraxia, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), cognitive-communication disorders and voice.

Talia is an LSVT LOUD certified Speech Pathologist.

Staff Portrait of Talia Lipschitz, Community and Connection Leader at IRS

Staff Portrait of Janie Sargeant, Speech Pathologist at IRS

Janie Sargeant
Senior Speech Pathologist

Expertise in managing progressive neurological disorders, aphasia, apraxia, cognitive-communication disorders, dysphagia and prolonged disorders of consciousness.

Matthew Fong
Speech Pathologist

Expertise in managing traumatic brain injury, stroke, aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders and progressive neurological disorders.

Matthew is the current Speech Pathology Clinical Lead and runs the ABI Social Group at IRS.

Staff Portrait of Matthew Fong, Speech Pathologist at IRS

Meet the rest of the team