Our Mission

We provide bilingual Speech-Language Pathology services to children and adults.

Our Values

4 Core Values

1. Open Minds, Open Doors

We create and inclusive space for all on their communication journey while embracing innovation and creativity to enrich evidence-based speech therapy services.

2. Tailored, Personal and Present

Our services are personalized, client-centered, and evidence-based, delivered by a devoted and passionate team for a personal and tailored experience.

3. Together and Involved

We promote team collaboration and interprofessionalism for holistic care. By prioritizing client input, we extend our journey for communication success beyond our clinic walls.

4. Elevating and Growing

Committed to elevating expertise and fostering client achievements through continuous professionnal development and personalized client goals, we strive for excellence.

Brigitte Dobrzanski


Adult Speech and Language, Fluency (Stuttering), Literacy Skills (Reading and Writing), Pediatric Speech and Language

Brigitte is the owner of Key to Speech and registered bilingual (French and English) Speech-Language Pathologist. She completed her Masters Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Ottawa in 2017. She is dedicated and motivated to helping children and their families reach their communication goals. Brigitte particularly enjoys working with late talkers, young children (< 4 years of age) who have been diagnosed with Autism, speech sound disorders, language delays/disorders, and reading and writing delays/disorders.

Brigitte has always wanted to work in healthcare while incorporating her passion for horses into her work. In her spare time, she enjoys going for walks with her family, playing piano, and horseback riding. She loves training her horse Cabella who will soon become Key to Speech’s first therapy horse. Brigitte is very excited to soon be able to offer hippotherapy (horse-assisted speech therapy) as part of the Key to Speech services!

Hannah Doran

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Jessica Nicholls

Communicative Disorders Assistant

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Jessica is a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA) who provides services in English. She received her degree from St Lawrence College and before pursing the CDA program, Jessica completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology with a minor in American Sign Language and Disability Studies at Carleton University. During her studies, Jessica had the opportunity to complete one of her field placements at Key to Speech, where she fell in love with the atmosphere, colleagues, and the clients. As a CDA, Jessica’s favourite aspect of her job is the diversity it offers. Each day brings new challenges and opportunities as she works with a variety of clients, ensuring no two days are the same. This allows her to connect with new people, and think critically to create inidividualized therapy sessions for each of her clients. Jessica’s particular areas of interest include the ASD population, articulation, phonological awareness, and pragmatics. In her spare time you can find her in a yoga class, on a long walk, playing the piano, or baking!

Katheryne Legault


Dysphagia (Impaired Swallowing), Voice and Chronic Cough

Katheryne is a bilingual registered Speech-Language Pathologist. She provides services to adults in both French and English. She brings her expertise in dysphagia and voice therapy to the team. She graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2009, starting her career in the critical, acute, and rehabilitation care settings. She works full time at Hôpital Montfort and works with adult clients part-time on the weekends. Her favourite part of the job is being able to help her clients find their voice and to continue to eat safely. She believes there is nothing more social than being able to talk and eat together! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, brunching, cuddling her black cat Jiji and playing video games.

Lynn Itani

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Romy Khairallah

Speech Assistant

Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)

Romy is a multilingual (French, English and Arabic) Speech Assistant. She is starting her career in Ottawa with Key to Speech team with a mentorship period (until March 2024). She completed her Diploma in 2016 and Masters in 2018, both in Speech Therapy at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. Romy started working in 2016 in Lebanon, at rehabilitation centers, hospitals, schools and private clinics. She loves working with both children and adults, covering a variety of disorders: speech disorders, oral/written language delay, swallowing disorders, voice disorders, aphasia, dysphagia and others. In her spare time, Romy does some yoga, dancing and cooking. Her best quote is “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always”.

Victoria Robert


Adult Speech and Language, Dysphagia (Impaired Swallowing), Fluency (Stuttering), Literacy Skills (Reading and Writing), Pediatric Speech and Language, Voice and Chronic Cough

Victoria is a bilingual (French and English) registered Speech-Language Pathologist who completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa and her Masters in Medical Science at the University of Sheffield (UK). Before pursuing her Masters, Victoria worked as a French language tutor and a Disney princess performer. She has experience working in private practice as well as in community settings, including School-based Rehabilitation Services for children and Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain for adults. Victoria’s heritage, which includes Franco-Ontarienne and Maritime roots, has helped her build strong communication and interpersonal skills and foster community connections. Victoria believes in taking a holistic approach to treatment, addressing not just the physical aspects of communication disorders, but also the emotional and psychological impact they can have on clients and their families. Victoria provides services to both children and adults for a variety of communication disorders, including voice and dysphagia disorders. When she is not working in the clinic or virtually, she enjoys singing, playing the ukulele, participating in recreational sports, trying new recipes, volunteering, and going to the movies!

Meet our Volunteers!

At Key to Speech, we have many volunteers helping us keep our clinic run smoothly! They are a tremendous help when it comes to greeting clients, organizing our speech material, ensuring our clinic space is clean and tidy as well as creating fun and engaging activities for our clients.
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All of our speech pathologists are registered professionals in good standing with CASLPO

Early Intervention Is Key!

The ability to communicate effectively with other is the very foundation of a child's social, emotional and educational development. Research has shown that early intervention is key as difficulties early on can have a cascading effect on the rest of a child's life. If you have concerns with your child's speech, language or social development we recommend scheduling an appointment with a registered Speech-Language Pathologist.

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