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MEET OUR SLP TEAM
Jayden Fenrich, M.Sc., CCC-SLP & Owner of Chit Chat Speech Therapy
Jayden earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Minot State University in 2011. She then went on to achieve her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2013, also from Minot State University. Over the last 9 years of her career, Jayden has served preschool and school age children with speech and language disorders in the school setting. In addition to working as a school-based speech-language pathologist, Jayden has also provided private speech and language therapy to toddler, preschool and school-age children for the past 7 years. Jayden provides therapy tailored to each client's specific strengths and needs in a play based approach, in order to assist them in reaching their communication goals. Additionally, she is passionate about forming relationships with families and school teams to collaborate and provide functional, meaningful therapy and learning for not only her clients, but also their caregivers and staff who impact them everyday. Jayden loves how rewarding it is to help clients and their families reach their communication goals!
Jayden's primary areas of interest include working with toddler, preschool and school-age children in the following areas: speech sound disorders (articulation and phonology,) early language development/late talkers, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS,) language disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. Jayden holds various certifications and trainings, such as Hanen Learning Language and Loving It, PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System,) and trainings related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, such as, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC.)
Jayden is a registered member of the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA,) Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC,) and the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA.)
Mackenzi Hus, BA., BGS., MSc., CF-SLP (Provisional)
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Mackenzi earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Linguistics along with a Minor in Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan in 2019. She then moved to Minot, North Dakota in 2020 where she completed a General Studies Degree in Communication Disorders. She then went onto pursue her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, also at Minot State University and graduated in 2022. Mackenzi completed the first half of her speech-language pathology practicum at Mariposa Therapy Services in Tempe, Arizona where she worked with pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations along with their families. Mackenzi then returned to Saskatoon to complete the second half of her practicum at the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division where she worked with preschool to early school-aged children along with other professionals. Mackenzi is now a speech-language pathologist with Chit Chat Speech Therapy as well as with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division.
Mackenzi has gained knowledge and experience in various speech and language needs/disorders such as speech sound disorders, language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, fluency disorders, cognition, and feeding/swallowing disorders. Through all her experiences, Mackenzi has special interest in working with preschool and school-aged children in the following areas: speech sound disorders (articulation and phonology), language disorders, fluency disorders, and autism spectrum disorder. Mackenzi provides client-centred therapy and tailors her therapy sessions to meet the needs of her clients individually. In addition, Mackenzi enjoys researching and participating in continuing education course to continue to increase her knowledge base. In addition, she enjoys collaborating with families, and other professionals and provides evidence-based, functional, and meaningful therapy sessions which ultimately helps her clients, and their families meet their communication goals.
Mackenzi is trained in the Natural Language Acquisition Approach for Gestalt Language Processors. In addition, Mackenzi is a registered provisional Speech-Language Pathologist with the Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (SASLPA), is a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and is a registered clinical fellowship Speech-Language Pathologist with American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
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