Offering Speech Language Pathology and Hearing Tests for children in Windsor-Essex

Dragrana Vuletic – Speech Language Pathologist

  • Bachelor of Arts Communication Science Disorders, Wayne State University
  • Masters of Arts Speech Language Pathology, Wayne State University

Dragana graduated with her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has clinical experience in schools, hospitals and outpatient clinics. Dragana has treated clients in early language intervention, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, infants and children with cochlear implants, and adults with communication disorders. She has her initial registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and is a Clinical Fellow with the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has recently received training for the PROMPT technique and is always looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the field of speech-language pathology.

She will be assessing and treating patients at our Amherstburg an Essex locations.

 

 

Teresa Occhinero – Audiologist

  • Bachelor of Arts Communications, University of Windsor
  • Masters of Arts in Audiology, Wayne State University
  • Bachelors Education, University of Windsor

Teresa completed her Masters in Audiology at Wayne State University in Detroit. As a regulated health care provider, she is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Teresa also possesses a graduate teaching degree from the University of Windsor. She currently assesses children at our Essex location on select Saturdays of the month.

Please call Melissa at the Essex clinic (519) 961-9285 if you would like to book an appointment to have your child who is between the ages of 4 and 19 tested for hearing loss

 

When should your child be seen for a hearing evaluation?

According to the Canadian Academy of Audiology:

If your child comes under one of these categories, they should have their hearing tested before three months of age:
– Maternal infections during pregnancy
– Family history of hearing loss
– Breathing difficulty at birth
– Visible malformations of the head, neck or ears
– Very low birth weight (less than 1500 grams)
– Meningitis
– Jaundice
– Medications which cause hearing loss
– Other medical conditions associated with hearing loss
– Stay in a special care nursery for longer than 3 days
– Prolonged mechanical ventilation lasting longer than 5 days

For older children, an appointment for a hearing test should be made as soon as one of the following conditions arises:
– Parental/caregiver/teacher concern regarding hearing, speech-language and/or developmental delay
– Following meningitis, scarlet fever, mumps or other illnesses associated with high fever
– Head injury with loss of consciousness or skull fracture
– Diagnosis of a medical condition associated with hearing loss or neurodegenerative disorder
– Exposure to medication toxic to the middle ear
– Repeated or constant ear infections
– Trauma to the ear

 Please contact us to schedule a hearing evaluation with our Audiologist. Pediatric hearing testing is currently only available on select Saturdays at our Essex location only.