Our Team

SUSANNE DUGGAN

OWNER AND DIRECTOR

Susanne R. Cassidy Duggan, M.Sc., SLP-Reg, S-LP(C), has been a licensed, practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for over 20 years, and provides bilingual English/French language services.

In 2008, Susanne recognized the need for readily accessible, naturalistic, and individualized speech-language services, which led her to launch “At Home Speech & Language Services”. She believes that a child’s learning experience must be engaging and positive, and that parent/caregiver coaching is a key component. Professional team collaboration is a priority for successful outcomes. Susanne’s certifications include Hanen early language, PROMPT, and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

As a mobile clinical service, At Home Speech & Language Services Inc. offers travel to clients at no additional cost within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Susanne covers primarily Tantallon, Hubbards, Hammonds Plains, Clayton Park, and Bedford areas.

CARA RHYNO

ASSOCIATE CLINICIAN

Cara Rhyno M.Sc. SLP-Reg(NS) is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with 20 years of experience working in the profession. Her practice focuses on making genuine connections with the child and their family to identify what is most important to them, to develop and strengthen skills, and to build confidence in communication. Cara strongly believes in the importance of engaging the child in the therapy process and making it a fun and rewarding experience for them.

Cara works with preschool and school-aged children and their families to provide assessment, therapy and coaching in articulation, language development, reading & writing difficulties, augmentative and alternative communication, social skills development and more. In addition, Cara offers in-home and virtual sessions to her clients.

As a mobile clinical service, At Home Speech & Language Services Inc. offers travel to clients at no additional cost within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Cara primarily covers Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Fall River, Preston and Clayton Park.

Michelle Hebert-Moore

ASSOCIATE CLINICIAN

Michelle Hebert-Moore M.Sc., S-LP M. SAC earned her B.Sc.(Honours) degree from Mount Saint Vincent University, and went on to obtain her Master of Science in Human Communication Disorders, specializing in Speech-Language Pathology, from Dalhousie University. Michelle is a longstanding member of SAC & SHANS Professional Associations and has over 15 years experience working as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Michelle has supervised and instructed many S-LP Interns from Dalhousie University from 2004 to present.

Michelle grew up in Lower Sackville, NS, where she continues to live with her husband Jeff and their daughter Eden. Michelle started her S-LP career working with clients ranging from toddlers/preschoolers to adults and seniors across all areas of communication challenges, delays and disorders.  She has worked within hospital (inpatient) and outpatient settings.  As Michelle advanced in her career, she has worked for the Halifax Regional School Board, working with school-aged students grades Primary to 12+. Michelle has a special interest in students with complex communication challenges, augmentative and alternative communication needs, social communication challenges including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, speech and language delays/disorders, articulation deficits, etc. Michelle has education/certification in the following (including but not limited to): Picture Exchange Communication System [PECS], Certified International School-Based Provider of the UCLA PEERS  Social Skills Program, several courses by Michelle Garcia Winner on Social Thinking,  Phoneme Touch & Say, ABA Therapy, STAR, PRT, PODD (Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display), Kaufman Early Intervention Program for Children with Apraxia of Speech, School-Age Stuttering Therapy, and Selective Mutism.

Michelle is thrilled to work with clients within their own homes, in collaboration with their families, to best support their speech, language, and communication goals.  Michelle’s approach is family-centered,  providing fun, practical, and functional activities, while teaching parent/caregiver strategies to enhance their child’s learning and growth, celebrating every success, big or small!

Ms. Kim

ASSOCIATE CLINICIAN

Ms. Kim, MSc, SLP-Reg, SLP(C), has a 25-year career as an SLP in schools, hospitals, private practice, community, and preschool programs in Ontario before spending the last 14 years in NS schools specializing in literacy, AAC, language development, speech sound development and Autism. Ms. Kim has a diverse background before and during her SLP career: published researcher, Early Childhood Educator, public service, and teaching experience with language, literacy & English as an Additional Language. Ms. Kim’s private practice interests are AAC (certified PECS® 1&2, SFY, PLQ2Go), EAL (CELTA/TESOL), Literacy (certified Lindamood Bell® provider), social language (certified PEERS® provider, We Thinkers®), speech sound development (PROMPT® certified Levels 1&2, OMART, Cycles Approach, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy), early and emergent communication (play based support, PRT®, VB-MAPP ®/ABLLS-R®/VB, HANEN®), school language development, and telepractices.  Ms. Kim draws on family-centred practices and motivational interests combined with evidence-based practices. Ms. Kim advocates for diversity-affirming principles and is an ally.

As a mobile clinical service, At Home Speech & Language Services Inc. offers travel to clients at no additional cost within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Ms. Kim primarily covers Halifax (Peninsula), Dartmouth (Woodside/Crichton Park), Spryfield/Purcell’s Cove, Fairview/Clayton Park, and Beechview/Lakeside.

Katie Proudfoot

ASSOCIATE CLINICIAN

Katie is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her Masters of Science in Speech and Language Pathology, with a minor in Audiology, at Dalhousie University in 2020. Since graduation, Katie has worked in various roles in pediatrics, focusing on language development, speech sound delays/disorders, fluency, and social communication skills. In addition, she has training and experience in various programs, including, but not limited to, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Pivotal Response Training (PRT).

Katie aims to create a client- and family-centred approach to service, collaborating with families to best meet their goals and needs.

When Katie isn’t working, you may spot her out for a run, reading a good book, or enjoying local restaurants and coffee shops with friends.

Elizabeth Hamilton

ASSOCIATE CLINICIAN

Elizabeth Hamilton, M.Cl.Sc., SLP-Reg, SLP(C) has worked as an SLP with the pediatric population since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Acadia University, a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Master of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Western University. She is clinically certified in Speech-Language and Audiology in Canada.

Elizabeth enjoys working with preschool and school-aged children, and her clinical interests include speech sound delays and disorders, developmental language disorders, and reading and writing disorders.

At Home Speech & Language Services is a mobile clinic, travel to you is at no extra fee within the Halifax Regional Municipality. Elizabeth (Liz) primarily covers Bedford, Dartmouth, Waverly, and Cole Harbour areas.

Cheryl MacLeod

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Hi, I’m Cheryl, the administrative assistant for At Home Speech and Language Services. I joined AHS in January of 2022. My role is to take care of client appointments, billing and accounts receivables. I have experience as an accounting assistant, fund development and event management. I have worked in the public and private sectors and in two non-profit organizations. I hold a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree along with a certification in Excel, motivational courses and medical terminology. Recently I have worked my way to being a volunteer Jr. Facilitator for a program called Family Connections which teaches people skills who have a loved one with a Mental Health Issue.