About Me

I am a private practice Speech-Language Pathologist and have been practicing for 20 years. For the past 10 years I have dedicated myself to specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I have been trained in both level 1 and 2 of PROMPT©, the Kaufman Speech Praxis approach. I have consulted on cases with many professionals in the field,including Pam Marshalla, David Hammer, and Nancy Kaufman. In 2012 I had the exclusive opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh to receive advanced training with recognized experts in the field: David Hammer, coordinator of Speech and Language Services at Children’s Hospital North in Pittsburgh; Ruth Stoekel, speech and language researcher and clinical therapist at the Mayo Clinic; and Kathy Jakielski, Associate Professor and Program Director at Augustana College. I was one of 20 participants selected to attend this training and was awarded the designation of “CASANA recognized for advanced training and expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech” (http://www.apraxia-kids.org/about-casana/casana-recognized-clinicians/). I maintain a private practice from my home and provide both direct treatment as well as differential diagnosis for CAS and consultation to families and other speech language pathologists in the community.

Education and Professional Information:

B.A. Psychology (Honours), Univerity of New Brunswick (1989)

M.Sc. Communication Disorders, University of Western Ontario (1992)

PROMPT levels 1 (2000) and 2 (2002)

Hanen Center: It Takes Two to Talk (2003); More than words (2005)

Hanen Center: Learning Language and Loving it (2008)

Sarah Rosenfeld-Johnson Oral-Motor Therapy (2007)

Kaufman Speech Praxis Assessment and Treatment (2007)

Pam Marshalla Treatment Techniques for Apraxia (2005; 2010)

CASANA Intensive Training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech  (2012)

Society for Treatment of Autism (1996-1999)

Renfrew Educational Services (1999-2009)

Private Practice since 2001


Alison Boorman-Sears M.Sc. R-SLP(C) - 403-969-8726 - a_sears@shaw.ca