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Nicola Pratt, M.Sc., SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Professional Interest - Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

Speech-Language Pathologist & Feeding Therapist

  • Nicola is¬†a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) practicing¬†across¬†Ontario, Canada with 25-years of specific¬†focus¬†in Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing disorders.
  • She achieved¬†her Master of Science Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida in 1999. She graduated summa cum laude and was awarded¬†multiple scholarships and the ‚ÄúOutstanding Clinician of the Year Award‚ÄĚ.
  • Nicola has provided pediatric feeding and swallowing assessment and treatment in acute hospital settings, NICUs, clinics, schools, daycares, homecare, and via telemedicine.
  • Nicola regularly participates in accredited Paediatric Feeding and Nutrition Rounds at SickKids Hospital. She is also a member of the Pediatric Feeding Alliance.
  • As an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Nicola mentors graduate students interested in supporting children with feeding and swallowing disorders.
  • Working in close¬†collaboration with families, physicians, registered dietitians, occupational therapists, and registered nurses Nicola provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary care.
  • Nicola¬†frequently participates in continuing education and¬†attends conferences and workshops to stay current in evidence-based, best practices¬†in¬†Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders.
  • Fun Fact! In 2012, Nicola travelled with a team from SickKids Hospital to Iqaluit, Nunavut to train therapists working with kids with feeding issues in remote fly-out Inuit communities.
  • Nicola is the mom of two grown kids who are her proudest achievements in life. In her free time Nicola¬†is an avid photographer and loves¬†travel, walking, skiing, biking, and pickleball.¬†

Nicola Pratt Speech-Language Pathologist & Feeding Therapist
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SLP Expertise / Feeding Therapy Training

  • Paediatric Feeding and Nutrition Rounds - SickKids Hospital
  • Get Permission Approach to Feeding - Marsha Dunn Klein, OT
  • SOS Approach to Feeding - Dr. Kay Toomey and Erin Ross
  • Tube Feeding With Love - Marsha Dunn Klein, OT
  • Pediatric Feeding from NICU to Childhood - Fraker, SLP and Walbert, SLP
  • Gastrointestinal Discomfort to Inner Directed Eating - Suzanne Evans Morris, SLP
  • Food Chaining - Fraker, SLP and Walbert, SLP
  • Current Trends in Pediatric Dysphagia - Catherine Shaker, SLP
  • Sensory Processing Dysfunction - Stock Kranowitz
  • Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function - Rona Alexander, SLP
  • ARFID, Feeding Disorders - Potock, SLP
  • Advanced Use of Pediatric Videofluroscopic Swallow Studies - Robert Beecher, SLP

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Jordana Schonberger, B.A.Sc., R.D. 

Pediatric Registered Dietitian / Nutrition Counselor

  • Jordana has been a Registered Dietitian in Ontario since 2005 and is a member of The College of Dietitians of Ontario.¬† She completed her Food and Nutrition degree at Ryerson University and clinical internship at Mount Sinai Hospital.¬†
  • Throughout¬†her career, she has worked in multiple healthcare settings including hospitals, primary care, private practice, and homecare.
  • Jordana currently works on the team at SickKids Complex Care Clinic at North York General Hospital.
  • Jordana¬†collaborates closely with the child‚Äôs healthcare team including the physician, hospital dietitian, speech-language pathologist and occupational therapist.
  • Jordana is passionate about dietetics and helping children and their families develop a positive relationship with food.
  • She provides pediatric nutrition counselling in the following areas: meal planning/meal balance, general healthy eating, assessing the diet for nutritional adequacy, introducing solid food, weight and growth concerns and has experience working with children with medical complexities.
  • Jordana has completed The Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges (Marsha Dunn Klein).
  • She has completed multiple courses/workshops related to¬†homemade¬†blended tube feeds.
  • Jordana attends ongoing nutritional education¬†courses¬†presented by the team of Registered¬†Dieticians at¬†SickKids.
  • Jordana presented at the 2016 Dietitians of Canada annual conference on Nutrition in Home Care in Ontario.
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