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MEET OUR TEAM

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KIM FRENCH

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Autism Consultant, Owner
M.A., R. S-LP (C)
hello@kimfrench.ca
(709)-730-5432

Kim grew up in Paradise, NL. In 2004, Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University with a major in Linguistics and minor in Psychology. She remained at Memorial to complete a Master of Arts degree (2009) in Linguistics.  In 2011, she graduated from the University of Maine with a Master of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  ​​Upon graduation, Kim began her career in private practice doing home visits in the Mount Pearl/St. John’s area. She quickly developed a strong passion for working with autistic clients and their families. ​In 2019, Kim was trained in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, second edition (ADOS-2). She works with Mindful Matters Counselling and Psychological Services, Inc. as a part of the multidisciplinary Autism Assessment Team.  

In 2022, Kim formed Kim French & Associates and moved her practice to her hometown of Paradise, NL. Over her career, she worked with clients with a variety of communication disorders using a relationship-first approach to therapy. Kim has a keen interest in child development and the interwoven nature of emotion, attachment, language, play, and development. She uses the knowledge gained from training and experience to aid her in both intervention and in coaching/consulting with parents and families.  Kim has also learned the beautiful impact of creating a strong attachment relationship between a therapist and a child. She strives to maintain an open and neurodiversity affirming practice for her clients and associates. 

When not working, Kim loves to play the role of adoring aunt to her two nephews, read books, watch scary movies, do yoga, run, meditate, and hang out at home with her husband, Adam, and their two dogs, Lola and Arffee.

Kim is currently working on her Gestalt Language Processing (GLP) training. This certification will provide her with a specialization in working with gestalt language learners. 

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AMY YETMAN

Registered Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist & Clinic Coordinator
M.HSc. R. SLP (C)
amy@kimfrench.ca
(902)-388-5596

Amy was born and raised in Prince Edward Island. She completed her Bachelors degree from the University of Prince Edward Island with a major in Psychology and a minor in French. She went on to complete a Bilingual Health Science Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Ottawa. 


Since becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, she has worked with clients of all ages (e.g., preschool-aged children, school-aged children, and adults) with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders (e.g., delayed language development, apraxia of speech, speech sound disorders, stuttering, social communication disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia). 


Amy can provide speech language pathology services in both French and English.


When not working, Amy loves to read books, try new recipes and spend lots of time with her family & friends! 

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Amy est originaire de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Elle a obtenu son baccalauréat à l'Université de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard avec une majeure en psychologie et une mineure en français. Elle a ensuite obtenu une maîtrise bilingue en Sciences de la Santé en Orthophonie à l'Université d'Ottawa. 


Depuis qu'elle est devenue orthophoniste, elle a travaillé avec des clients de tous âges (enfants d'âge préscolaire, enfants d'âge scolaire et adultes) présentant divers troubles de la communication et de la déglutition (retard du développement du langage, apraxie de la parole, troubles des sons de la parole, bégaiement, troubles de la communication sociale, aphasie, dysarthrie, dysphagie). 

Amy peut fournir des services d'orthophonie en français et en anglais.


Lorsqu'elle ne travaille pas, Amy aime lire, cuisiner, et passer du temps en famille.

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CAROL-ANN DICK

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist
carolann@kimfrench.ca
(709)-699-2093

Carol-Ann grew up in Kirkcaldy, Scotland and completed a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Therapeutics at the University of Glasgow.  She started her career in a community health clinic in Fife where she serviced both children and adults.

Carol-Ann moved to Newfoundland in 1988 and worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in the school system until her retirement in 2022.

Having worked in education for most of her career, she has a keen insight into how communication difficulties affect a child’s social, emotional and academic success. While working in the education system, she understood the importance of collaboration with school personnel such as Educational Psychologists, Guidance Counsellors and Instructional Resource Teachers. Of particular interest to Carol-Ann, is the area of child language development as well as communication difficulties within the Autistic population. 

At the center of Carol-Ann’s therapy is the belief that establishing a trusting, safe and fun filled relationship with children is the key to achieving success in therapy.

Favourite pastimes for Carol-Ann include walking/hiking, reading, yoga, snowshoeing and relaxing at home.

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Carolyn Rideout

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Autism Consultant, Parent Coach
M.Sc., R. S-LP (C)
carolyn@kimfrench.ca

(709) 690-9665‬

Carolyn is a licensed and certified SLP who has been practicing for over 25 years.  She is passionate about connecting with children to nurture their development and thrives on helping parents and caregivers do the same. She works with children aged 0-16 years who present with a broad range of communication issues. She has trained in the Hanen Programs for Parents, Learning Language and Loving It for Early Childhood Educators, and More Than Words for children with Autism.  She is a certified PROMPT clinician, helping children with all degrees of motor speech disorders, she has done advanced training in the Reference and Regulate Program for children with Autism, and she has completed levels 1 and 2 of the Making Sense of Kids Intensives with Dr. Gordon Neufeld. 

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