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Memorial to Honour Marie Poulos, beloved Speech-Language Pathologist
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- Published: Tuesday, 03 May 2011 15:29
- Written by Norm McEwen
A memorial gathering in honour of Marie Poulos will be held on the grounds of Ottawa’s Rehabilitation Centre, Ottawa General Hospital on Sunday May 15 at 2:00 pm.
Marie was a speech language pathologist who worked at the Rehab Centre’s Stuttering Treatment Clinic from 1979 until she was tragically killed in a car accident in 1991. She was 36.
She was much loved and is still remembered by the hundreds of clients whose lives she touched through her work as a speech therapist.
Marie was also well respected by her colleagues and was well known as the co-author of “Facilitating Fluency” a manual of “Transfer Strategies for Adult Stuttering Treatment Programs.”
A tree in her memory was planted on the grounds of the Rehab Centre in 1992. The Marie Poulos Bursary Fund, which was established after her passing, provides financial assistance for Ontario residents to attend intensive and semi-intensive programs at the Stuttering Treatment Clinic.