MSLP, R.SLP, S-LP(C)
Holly joined the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) as a student clinician in 1994 and has been a member of the ISTAR team ever since.
As a student, the rewarding experience of working with people who stutter sparked an intense interest in learning more about this fascinating disorder. After graduating from the Masters of Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Alberta in August 1994, she accepted a speech-language pathologist position at ISTAR and was responsible for coordinating intensive and refresher stuttering clinics, supervising students and delivering stuttering therapy to school-aged children, teens and adults. Holly held the position of Adult Clinic and Training Coordinator until July 2011 when she accepted the role of Clinical Director.
Holly has also presented to students and fellow speech-language pathologists at several conferences and workshops over the years including ASHA, the Canadian Stuttering Association Conference and the Oxford Dysfluency Conference. In 2008, she received the award for Clinical Excellence presented by the Alberta Rehabilitation Coordinating Council.
She is trained in Lidcombe Stuttering Treatment, Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy. Her clinical interests include providing adult and teen stuttering therapy, accent reduction treatment and effective communication workshops.