Ariane Ratelle Trudel
Ariane has been a member of the Ordre des Orthophonistes et des Audiologistes du Québec since 2016. She first worked in schools in Montreal, with a pediatric clientele ranging from kindergarten to 6th grade. This rewarding experience gave her the opportunity to work with children coming from different socio-economic environments and different cultural backgrounds, which accurately represents the plurality that can be found in the Montreal Metropolitan Area. Ariane now works exclusively in private clinics, where she can work in a multidisciplinary team. At Clinique Psycho-Optimale de Laval, she does interdisciplinary assessments with the psychologists and the neuropsychologists. As a Speech-Language pathologist, Ariane has a deep understanding of reading and writing mechanisms, qui allows her to offer a detailed analysis of a child’s difficulties and needs. She is always looking to further her professional knowledge. In fact, she was certified for the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition, following the completion of a training program, which allows her to actively participate in a multidisciplinary evaluation process of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At Clinique Psycho-Optimale de Laval, Ariane will work alongside Dre Rachel Jones-Cadieux for ASD evaluations, therefore combining her expertise to the neuropsychologist’s own expertise.
Ariane completed her university internships with different clienteles, each with their own communication issues. During her academic course, she has worked in readaptation centers with preschool and school-aged children with a hearing loss, with a developmental language disorder and/or speech sound disorder. Ariane has also completed internships in hospitals with adults presenting voice disorders or acquired language and swallowing disorders (i.e. aphasia, dementia, ASL, dysphagia). She completed her final three-month internship in a hospital and wrote her internship report on posterior cortical atrophy.
As a Speech-Language pathologist, Ariane is always looking to offer the best course of action to the people who come see her. She is very empathetic toward the children and their parents. She offers her services to children and teenagers of all ages, in French and in English. When the situation warrants for it, she also offers bilingual evaluations, to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses in each of the languages used by the child. She offers counseling sessions to the parents if they wish to learn how to better stimulate their child’s language. Ariane evaluates and treats children and teenagers presenting with language difficulties, a developmental language disorder, a speech sound disorder and/or a dyslexia-dysorthographia (in French only).