Jacklyn Bass is the founder of Calgary Speech and Language. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University and obtained her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from LIU Post in New York. Jacklyn has worked with a wide range of diagnoses and associated communication disorders. She specializes in language comprehension, Autism Spectrum Disorder, orofacial myofunctional disorders, executive function deficiencies, and social (pragmatic) communication disorder.
Jacklyn spent the beginning of her career providing services for New York City’s Department of Education’s District 75 (Special Education) and Committee of Preschool Education (CPSE). In 2015, she relocated to Calgary to work in private practice. During this time, she gained extensive experience in the areas of social communication, auditory processing disorder, and executive functioning differences secondary to ADHD and Autism. Her interest in early literacy development lead her to develop a “literacy-focused” program, which primarily focused on identifying early phonological awareness difficulties in children who may be at-risk for reading or spelling difficulties.
Her most recent work has concentrated on working with children who present with global development delay, intellectual disabilities, and childhood apraxia of speech. She works closely with families, educators, and related therapists to support the individual needs of her clients in a comprehensive manner.
Jacklyn places a high value on professional growth, as the research is continuously evolving. She maintains her expertise through participation in continuing education programs and professional conferences. She keeps abreast with current evidence-based practices and scientific research related to the diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental language and learning disorders.
Jacklyn Bass, M.A
Registered Speech Language Pathologist