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About Us

Lauren Komarnicki, R.SLP
Director of Little Spark Speech Services

Lauren received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Alberta in 2019. She has over 4 years of experience assessing and treating children of all ages in school, clinic, and home settings. She has worked with many children with medical diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and other complex genetic syndromes.
 

Lauren is passionate about giving children and their families the tools to help their child speak their mind, all while playing and having fun! She also values working as a team with caregivers, teachers, and other health care professionals to best support the child’s growth. Lauren has special interests in early intervention, language, social communication, and alternative augmentative communication (AAC). When Lauren is not working you can find her spending time with her family, playing guitar, watching live music, or booking her next Disney trip!

Lauren has completed training in: Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD), Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), TouchChat, PROMPT trained, Ultimate Play Based SLP course, Meaningful Speech course on Gestalt Language Processors. 

Chris Vo, Reg OT (AB)
Director of FUNctional mOTion 4 Kids

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Chris is a licensed member of the Alberta College of Occupational Therapy (ACOT).  She graduated with a Bachelors degree from the University of Alberta in 1996.   

 

Areas of practice over the last 20+ years include Neurology (stroke and brain injury), Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Vocational Rehabilitation and Pediatrics (pre-school and school aged children). 

Her pediatric work experience are in the areas of developmental delays, genetic and coordination disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Chris has experience in both the public and private sectors ranging from the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Millard Health and Khan Communication Services.
 

Her practice and treatment philosophy is simple; integrate skills into function to support or enhance areas of self care (life skills), productivity (school based goals) and leisure (play skills).  She believes success is based on a collaborative approach with parents, caregivers, teachers and other health care professionals.

In her spare time, Chris enjoys running outdoors, golfing, travelling and most of all spending time with her 2 daughters and niece. 

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