Child development professionals
Saima Latif, M.S., S-LP(C)Speech-Language Pathologist
Saima Latif is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters degree from Clarion University. She has been working with children with special needs ages 2-18 for over a decade.
Her specialities are in working with clients with ADHD, Down syndrome, Global Development delay, Cerebral Palsy and Autism spectrum disorder, with particular expertise in Speech-Language Delay and Motor Delay.
She follows an eclectic approach to therapy – drawing from a variety of specialized training, including Oral Placement Disorders (Level 2), Myofunctional Disorders, Hanen certified for It Takes Two to Talk®, Cued Articulation, the Lidcombe program, and Applied Behaviour Analysis to name a few. She is also trained in PROMPT (introduction and bridging) and Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol for the treatment of Apraxia.
Saima uses a multi-sensory approach and adapts her therapy sessions to her clients’ unique learning style. She optimizes learning by using preferred toys/activities as reinforcement, sensory bins and movement breaks. This allows clients to be excited about learning in various contexts and has a better likelihood of achieving their goals.
“I believe in client and family-centred therapy. It brings me immense joy to individualize therapy as per my clients’ interests through fun and creative activities, which results in better outcomes,” says Saima.
Outside of the therapy room, Saima enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and CrossFitting.