We are so excited to announce another member of our growing family of therapists. We know Orenda will bring the same passion, enthusiasm, dedication and skill that we believe in here at Regina Speech Centre. Take a minute a read a little bit about her career and her interests. We can’t wait to have her onboard.
Orenda Pelzer, M.Sc., SLP (C) Registered SK
I was introduced to the field of Speech-Language Pathology by my mom, who was a teacher, and was lucky enough to get the opportunity to shadow a family friend who was an SLP when I was in high school. Sure enough when I got to UBC the course I loved more than any other in my first year was my Linguistics course – I was completely hooked. I completed an honours degree in linguistics and then stayed on at UBC to complete my masters in speech sciences. I continue to be fascinated by language, especially the development of language in children. Having been able to witness my own two wonderful children develop language, social skills and independence as they’ve grown has only increased my passion for working in the field of speech-language pathology.
I have been extremely fortunate in my career to have had 16 years working in the Regina Public School system as well as to work with some families and children privately. Working in the schools and privately gave me to opportunity to work with children with all kinds of communication needs in a variety of settings. I have experience in many areas of speech and language including: autism, early language development, teacher and parent coaching and education, school-age language, speech sound disorders and augmented and alternative communication.
I believe that communication is the foundation for independence, social skills and eventually academic success. It is a privilege to help the children I work with communicate more effectively with their family, friends and within their communities. Each child and family is unique and I strive to be creative in working with them and to learn something new everyday.