About Me

Sharon Lenz Weder, M.Sc., R.SLP, SLP (C)

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist


Sharon Lenz Weder has over 20 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist including 15 years in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). 


She has worked extensively with people of all ages and a wide range of challenges including vision, hearing, language, cognitive, and physical challenges (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, global developmental delays, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, and strokes). She has worked in school, community, home, and hospital settings and has worked on multi-disciplinary teams including the Augmentative Communication and Educational Technology Service (ACETS) at Alberta Children's Hospital and the Assistive Technology Team at Renfrew Educational Services. 


Sharon currently provides private speech-language pathology services to individuals and families, including families with contracts through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD).

Certification

Sharon has a Masters of Science degree in speech-language pathology. She is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA Registration #2408). She is also a certified member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC ID #563) and belongs to the Alberta Speech-Language Association of Private Practitioners (ASAPP). Her practice is guided by the ethical codes of ACSLPA.  

Continuing Education

Sharon keeps up-to-date with current theories and practices through ongoing research and professional development. Most recently, she has attended the following educational sessions and conferences:

  • Accent on Canadian English (ACE) "Train the Trainer" Workshop by Lisa Bjerke -- Calgary, November 2018
  • "Positive Strategies for Supporting Self Regulation" by Ruth Aspy -- Autism Awareness Centre Conference Calgary, November 2018
  • "Specific Interests & Kindness: Evidence-based Practice 2.0" by Elisa Gagnon -- Autism Awareness Centre Conference Calgary, November 2018
  • "Facilitating Play and Social Interaction in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" by Patricia Prelock -- SAC Conference Edmonton, May 2018
  • "Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Navigating Assessment and Designing Treatment" by Lisa Mitchell -- SAC Conference Edmonton, May 2018
  • "Enhancing Services for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs" by Louis Rosetti -- SAC Conference Edmonton, May 2018
  • "5-Day Advanced PODD Course" by Gayle Porter and Linda Burkhart -- Calgary, January 8-12, 2018
  • "2-Day Introductory PODD Course" by Linda Burkhart, Closing the Gap Preconference -- Minneapolis, October 16-17, 2017
  • Closing the Gap Conference on Assistive Technology and Special Education -- Minneapolis, October 18-20, 2017
  • "Practical Approaches to Embedding AAC in Educational Settings" at the ACSLPA Conference -- Edmonton, October 2017
  • "Make Social Learning Stick: Practical Tools to Build Social Regulation" by Elizabeth Sautter at the Autism Awareness Centre Conference -- Calgary, November 2017
  •  "Non-Aversive Strategies to Assist Individuals with Autism and Challenging Behaviours" by Dr. Andrew McDonnell at the Autism Awareness Centre Conference -- Calgary, November 2017