JoAnne Wilding

M.Sc.(A), S-LP(C)

JoAnne is a 1994 graduate of McGill University’s Master of Science (Applied) program in Speech-Language Pathology. Since graduation, she has worked as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of settings in both Ottawa and Montreal. Over the years, she has shifted between working with adults who stutter and with children experiencing speech-language delays/disorders and stuttering.

In the early 2000s, she spent several years at the McGill University Health Centre providing individual and group therapy to adults who stutter. In addition, JoAnne supervised graduate students and co-taught the Fluency Disorders course at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders of McGill University. She then spent five years at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre where she was able to pursue her area of special interest: the treatment of stuttering in children. In addition, she enjoyed providing treatment for children presenting with language disorders and speech sound disorders, in particular Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

With the founding of Speech Express in 2014, JoAnne has been able to explore her areas of interest with both children and adults. JoAnne sees clients at her office and in daycare settings. While she works primarily in English, she works in French with clients who stutter or require speech therapy for articulation errors.

As well as working directly with clients, JoAnne has always been involved in teaching and mentoring colleagues. For several years JoAnne travelled throughout Canada presenting Lidcombe Program Clinician Training Workshops to speech-language pathologists working with children who stutter. She continues to mentor colleagues, assisting with problem-solving related to difficult Lidcombe Program cases. More recently, she has provided training to educators at CPE Concordia on ways of helping children with speech and language disorders to improve their communication skills and integrate into the daycare setting.

JoAnne is a member of the Ordre des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ) and Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC). She is Lidcombe Program certified and has been trained in the Camperdown Program for the treatment of stuttering in teenagers and adults. She has taken advantage of numerous professional training opportunities in stuttering and Childhood Apraxia of Speech in recent years and is a dedicated consumer of continuing education.


Roberts, P., Meltzer, A., & Wilding, J. (2009). Disfluencies in non-stuttering adults across sample lengths and topics. Journal of Communication Disorders, 42 (6): 414-427.

Shenker, R. & Wilding, J (2003). The Lidcombe Program in Canada. In Onslow, M., Packman, A., & Harrison, E. (Eds.), The Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention: A Clinician’s Guide (pp.161-171). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.


CPE Concordia, Montreal in March 2017: Co-presented Language Development and Language Difficulties in the Preschooler to educators at the CPE and facilitated discussion related to strategies they could implement in working with communicatively impaired children.

Jewish Rebahilitation Hospital, Montreal in February 2013: Presented Generalization in Clients who Stutter and facilitated problem-solving discussions related to individual cases presented by speech-language pathologists.

CASLPA Certification Examination sub-committee of the Standards Advisory Committee, 2006 – 2012: Member responsible for Fluency Disorders.

CAPS Conference, Edmonton, Alberta in August, 2005: Presented Goal Setting for the Speech Athlete, a talk on how adult clients who stutter can set and achieve goals.

Christina Lattermann

M.Sc., Ph.D., S-LP

Christina graduated in the field of Speech Language-Pathology from the Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster, Germany, in 1993. The following seven years she spent in Ulm, Swabia, where she worked in private practice in the areas of voice disorders, developmental language delay and stuttering. As Christina has always enjoyed teaching, she also gave lectures and mentored students in voice disorders and stuttering at the University of Munich and Münster. In addition, she offered workshops for daycare educators in the areas of language acquisition and childhood stuttering.

Christina moved to Montreal in 2000 and earned her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University in 2003. During the course of the program she was introduced to the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention, which at that point was barely known in Germany. Upon her return to Germany she was invited to pursue a dissertational project to further investigate the Lidcombe Program with German speaking-children.

In 2005 she became a member of the international Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium and started presenting Lidcombe Program workshops in Germany. Since then she has trained and mentored numerous colleagues in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada and the United States of America.

After she received her Ph.D. from the University of Kassel in 2006, she returned to Montreal with her family. The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University offered her a teaching position as an Assistant Professor in the area of Fluency Disorders (Stuttering) and Counseling in 2008. This opportunity has enabled her to pursue her enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students. It also bridges her passion for clinical work with her academic interests.

With the founding of Speech Express in 2014, Christina has been able to further broaden her clinical experience with stuttering children, teenagers and adults. She also dedicates much of her time to treating clients suffering from Parkinson´s disease and to counseling them and their families. In addition, she maintains a special interest in voice disorders across age ranges. Christina works with clients who speak English or German.

Christina is a member of the Ordre des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Québec (OOAQ), the Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium (LPTC), Deutscher Bundesverband für Logopädie (dbl) and Bundesverband Stotterer Selbsthilfe (BVSS). She is certified in the Lidcombe Program, Parent-Child-Interaction-Therapy, Mini-KIDS and KIDS and has been trained in the Camperdown Program for the treatment of stuttering in teenagers and adults. In addition, she is a certified Lee-Silverman-Voice-Training (LSVT) clinician. . She has written a German Lidcombe Program textbook and published articles in the areas of stuttering and voice disorders. She has taken advantage of numerous professional training opportunities in stuttering and voice disorders over the course of her career, and her work at McGill keeps her involved with current research and new developments in the area of communication disorders.


Lattermann, C. (2003). Das Lidcombe-Programm zur Behandlung frühkindlichen Stotterns. Forum Logopädie, 3, 20 – 25.

Lattermann, C. (2003). Die stimmliche Rehabilitation transsexueller PatientInnen – warum das Anheben der Tonhöhe allein nicht ausreicht. LOGOS Interdisziplinär, 4, 267- 272.

Lattermann, C. (2003). Stottern im Kindesalter – Mythos und Realität. Pädiatrix, 3, 8 -10.

Neumann, K. & Lattermann, C. (2004). Hörscreening soll Versorgung verbessern. Deutsches Ärzteblatt, 23, 1660 – 1661.

Neumann K, Dettmer G., Euler H. A., Giebel A., Gross M., Herer, G. Hoth S.,
Lattermann C., Montgomery J. (2005). Auditory status of persons with intellectual disability at the German Special Olympic games.
International Journal of Audiology, 45, 83 – 90.

Lattermann, C., Huber, A. & Neumann, K. (2005). Das Lidcombe-Programm zur Behandlung frühkindlichen Stotterns – erste Erfahrungen in Deutschland. In P. Arnoldy, B. Traub (Hrsg.). Sprachentwicklungsstörungen früh erkennen und behandeln (pp. 138 – 146). Von Loeper Literaturverlag.

Lattermann, C. & Shenker, R. (2005). Bilingualität und Kindliches Stottern – Müssen wir wirklich auf eine Sprache verzichten? Forum Logopädie, (3), 12 – 16.

Lattermann, C., Shenker, R., & Thordardottir, E. (2005). Language development during treatment with the Lidcombe Program. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 14, 242 – 253.

Lattermann, C. & Neumann, K. (2005). Stotternde Schüler – Ratlose Lehrer. Anregungen zur Unterrichtsgestaltung. PÄD Forum: Unterrichten Erziehen, (34), 8 – 12.

Lattermann, C., Euler, H.A., & Neumann, K. (2008). A randomized control trial to investigate the influence of the Lidcombe Program on early stuttering in German speaking pre-schoolers. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 33, 52 – 65.

Lattermann, C., Euler, H.A., & Neumann, K. (2009). Das Lidcombe-Programm. Ein Interventionsverfahren zur Behandlung frühkindlichen Stotterns – auch für deutschsprachige Kinder. Forum Logopädie, 1, 1 – 7.

Lattermann, C. (2011). Frühkindliches Stottern: Abwarten oder sofort behandeln? Indikatoren für den Behandlungsbeginn auf der Basis von aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen. Forum Logopädie, 2 , 2 -7

Lattermann, C. (2014). Das Lidcombe-Programm für Kinder im Grundschulalter: Möglichkeiten Grenzen. Sprachförderung und Sprachtherapie, 2, 65 – 72.

Lattermann, C. (2010). Das Lidcombe-Programm zur Behandlung frühkindlichen Stotterns. Natke Verlag, Neuss


2005 to today:  Member of the international  Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium providing workshops in Canada, USA, Germany, Austria and Switzerland

2005 to today:  Presentations for educators and teachers on “Stuttering in the daycare -/elementary school- / highschool setting”

Mentorship for colleagues in the area of Fluency Disorders and Counseling