RDI® Consultant in Training
Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Areas Serviced: Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph and surrounding area, Ontario Canada
Languages: English, German
Works at a Distance
I’m Heide Emrich. I have been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in pediatrics for more than 25 years providing assessments and treatment for children having a variety of challenges in all areas of communication including social communication, language development, speech sound production, fluency and voice. I have provided support to children in a variety of contexts, including school-based, child care, hospital, home, and private practice settings, for both individual and group therapy programming. My Hanen certification has provided me with many opportunities to facilitate language and social communication workshops for parents and caregivers.
In addition, I have frequently presented workshops for parents and professionals regarding autism assessment, communication, play and social communication skills development. I often collaborate with other professionals, including occupational therapists, teachers, resource consultants, developmental paediatricians and psychologists to provide complex developmental or autism team assessments, and to facilitate a variety of social skills groups for preschoolers and school-age children including: Stay & Play Integrated Social Skills Groups, KidsRELATE, KidsPLAY, and ABRACADABRA.
I have co-authored “Helping Kids Discover and Develop Language”, a book of language milestones and treatment suggestions, as well as a manual to facilitate Stay & Play Integrated Social Skills Groups. My approach when working very closely with families having children with complex developmental challenges, is to help parents become their child’s most important life guide.