1805 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK
Established 1990
Kathy Jo Simmie

Kathy Jo Simmie

After having worked for the public school system, Royal University Hospital, Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Education Kathy Jo was well aware that there was a distinct lack of direct speech and language therapy for children and adults in Saskatchewan.

With encouragement from some very special individuals, she opened Associated Speech Consultants in August of 1990. With an old desk, old filing cabinet, new bookshelf and new test materials she set out to provide those services not having any idea how the service would be received. At that time Associated Speech Consultants was the first full-time private practice to be operated out of commercial space in Saskatoon.

In 30 years, Kathy Jo has seen ASC blossom from a single owner/operator practice to one with 4 full-time SLP positions — and in September of 2021 Renelle Stoicescu, a talented employee became the new owner of the practice.

It was important to Kathy Jo in 1990 to provide direct, practical individual therapy for children and adults; fortunately, that dream became a reality. It has been her privilege to encourage the development of improved communication for numerous children and adults over the past number of years ….and thanks to Renelle she will stay around just a little longer to continue with that privilege.