Michelle Bourque, Speech-Language Pathologist
Brain injuries such as stroke or TBI can bring invisible cognitive and communication challenges that affect your everyday conversations, functioning, confidence, and quality of life. We're here to help.
Based in Dartmouth, NS, we offer speech-language teletherapy services throughout the province to adults with brain injury.
Originally from Fredericton, NB, Michelle holds an M.Sc. degree in Speech-Language Pathology (S-LP) from McGill University in Montréal, QC. Her passion for neuroscience, neurolinguistics, and aphasiology were sparked during her linguistics undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick. This set her on the path of Speech-Language Pathology, and Michelle has devoted her career to helping adults with aphasia and acquired brain injury ever since.
Michelle has over 25 years' experience working with adults with stroke and traumatic brain injury at a McGill-affiliated rehabilitation centre in Montreal. Her areas of focus include aphasia, motor speech, and cognitive-communication disorders. She has participated in clinical research, academic teaching and SLP student supervision at McGill throughout the course of her career, and has received several awards of excellence in these areas.
Michelle is a full certified member of Speech & Audiology Canada (SAC), a full licensed member of the Nova Scotia College of Audiologists & Speech-Language Pathologists (NSCASLP), and an international affiliate member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
"We are so grateful to have connected with Michelle last November of 2022 when I suffered a stroke while being operated on for a blocked carotid artery. My speech was affected by the stroke, leaving me with Aphasia and we honestly didn’t know where to turn. Waiting for an outpatient call from the hospital at the time did not seem like the right option for me. Then, we found Michelle through a family member who helped us with our search. There was a bond immediately as soon as we met her even though the sessions were all done virtually. Michelle made the process of speech therapy interesting and fun for me because she focused on the things I was passionate about, like lobster fishing. Michelle also made sure that my wife was included in my progress through the many updates that we had reminding us that as a family we were all going through this together. After a lot of hard work and with Michelle’s guidance I have come so far since last November. My family and I will be forever indebted to her for taking me on this journey to my recovery. I have discovered so many things that I am good at because of Michelle’s teaching like writing short stories that I would have never done before. Michelle’s dedication, support and patience to her clients is first class and she will never know how profoundly she has affected our lives. Michelle is truly not just our speech language pathologist; she is now a lifelong friend of ours."
- David and Trina A., Port Morien, NS