Andrea Baht, M.Sc. R.SLP, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Originally from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Andrea joined the Speech & Language Works team in September 2012. After graduating with her Bachelors in Communication Disorders at Minot State University, Andrea went on to complete her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. Andrea has had the opportunity to work with clients of all ages and is especially enjoying working with the preschool population.
Some of the specialized course/certifications Andrea has completed over the years include Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT©) Institute (Intro), Pragmatic Organizational Dynamic Display(PODD), Social, Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS®) Model, Hanen Programs (It Takes Two to Talk®, More Than Words®, and Target Word®), Lidcombe Program, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS™), and American Hippotherapy Association Level I & II
Andrea is a lover of all things travel and always planning her next adventure! Where in the world should she go next?
Benjamin Baxter, MA, MSc, R.SLP, S-LP(C)
Speech Language Pathologist
The newest member of the Speech & Language Works team (2021), Ben earned his speech and language degree in 2016 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, and has worked since then with both preschool and school-age children. He regularly reads research articles across the speech and language scope of practice, including oral and written language, childhood apraxia of speech, stuttering, and social communication, and enjoys the challenge of finding more effective ways to assess and support communication skills
When he’s not working you can probably find Ben enjoying time with his wife and two young kids, staying active, or keeping up on his language skills with ancient forms of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
Sandy Redden, M.Sc., R.SLP, BCBA, CCC-SLP
Founder, Speech Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst
Sandy founded Speech & Language Works in September 2000 to provide essential communication services to individuals and families in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
A graduate of Minot State University, some of the specialized course/certifications Sandy has completed over the years are: Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT©) Institute (Intro and Bridging), Pragmatic Organizational Dynamic Display(PODD), Social, Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support (SCERTS®) Model, Hanen Programs, Talk Tools, Lidcombe Program, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS™), Board Certified Behavior Analyst. American Hippotherapy Association Level I and II, Mary Massery’s ‘Breathing Course’
Sandy and her family have been in Medicine Hat since 1998 and love it! They enjoy all that it has to offer, especially the paths! She also believes it is important to give back to the community and previously was the President of the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society and is now the current Chair of the Medicine Hat Police Commission.
Cortney Dola, SLPA
Speech Language Pathology Assistant
Cortney joined Speech & Language Works in 2002. She received her Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Diploma from Medicine Hat College and enjoys working with children of all ages to help them learn, grow and communicate.
Cortney was born and raised in Medicine Hat and is now raising her family here with her husband. As a family, they enjoy being outdoors on their acreage feeding cows, camping, and spending time in hockey rinks cheering on their daughter playing ringette and their son playing hockey.
Jamie Hodgman, SLPA
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Jamie is a Speech Language Pathology Assistant who graduated from the Therapy Assistant Program at Medicine Hat College in 2010. For the past decade, she has enjoyed working with children from all over our Medicine Hat. Whether it be through social communication or speech and language, one of her favourite things about working in the speech world is helping children find their voice.
Jamie grew up in Prince Albert, Sk and spent her summers with her family camping, canoeing and hiking all over Western Canada. Jamie and her husband continue to enjoy backcountry hiking and camping with friends and family whenever they get the chance.
Crystal Siewert, SLPA
Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
Crystal is from Medicine Hat and received her Assistant Diploma with honors in 2020 from Medicine Hat College. She will graduate from the University of Calgary in 2023 with her undergraduate degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. She is passionate about helping teach self-advocacy and literacy to school aged children and works both as an SLPA and Behavioral Aide. Ultimately, her goal is to complete graduate studies and become an SLP!
When Crystal is not working, she is devoting time to her second passion (she originally went to school for Applied Fine Arts), large scale paintings and drawings! She loves to create acrylic stylized-impressionistic animal paintings and surrealistic architecture charcoal drawings.