Lindsay Knutson Smith

Lindsay Knutson Smith is Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, with the College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Manitoba, Canada (CASLPM) and is also registered to work in Ontario (CASLPO). Lindsay is trained in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is was the first Speech Language Pathologist in Manitoba to achieve this training. She is the owner and founder of SPOT Speech Pathology & Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
Lindsay has over 13 years of experience working children in the public education sector. Her recent endeavor to open a private practice was the result of her own experience with her children. She aims to provide a service that specializes in working with infants, toddlers, children and adults with varying degrees Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS, aka Tongue &/or Lip Ties), and a variety of other speech, language, or communication impairments.

Lindsay has presented at a number of local conferences and conventions on the impact of OMD’s and Tongue tie. As a current member of the Winnipeg Tongue Tie Committee, she is passionate about advocating for and educating parents and professionals in her community. Her areas of passion are: Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Tongue tie, Sleep Breathing concerns, and Articulation & Phonological Disorders. Working with pediatric feeding issues secondary to tongue tie is another area of passion and learning.

Lindsay values collaborating with other professionals to ensure patients have a holistic care team and a cohesive treatment plan. Striving to stay current with research, information, and advanced training in this field, Lindsay is able to implement her learning to continue to improve patients care. “I feel it is my job is to provide holistic care and connect my patients to appropriate professionals in a compassionate & multidisciplinary way”.

Claire Templin

Claire completed her Master’s of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto in 2022. She enjoys working with both adults and children, and works in the public health system treating adults with communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Within the pediatric population, Claire is passionate about articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia/motor speech disorders, literacy, and voice disorders. She is also interested in pursuing further training in pediatric feeding/swallowing disorders. Claire is a valued member of the SPOT Speech team of Therapists and we admire the calming presence she brings to her therapy sessions.