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Osamu Takai

201-715 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 5X4, Canada

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%%% TRI-CITIES, NEW WESTMINSTER, BURNABY, NORTH VANCOUVER, VANCOUVER, SURREY, RICHMOND %%% I have been supporting infants, children, adolescents, adults, and local caregivers and educators. I'm also a former preschool teacher (Early Childhood Educator) in Vancouver, BC. I provide assessment, treatment, consultation and home programs that are tied to my clinical and research expertise: speaking skills (pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and discourse), listening skills, reading skills, writing skills, multilingual development, social skills, Autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, executive functioning difficulties, intellectual disability, brain impairments, and complex developmental disorders (e.g., global delay). Meanwhile, I have been supporting caregivers and educators through workshops on First/Second Language Acquisition and Reading Development. Services are provided in either English or Japanese. PhD, University of British Columbia, 2019: reading development, electroencephalogram, and bilingualism.

Field of Practice

Speech-language Pathologist

Disorders Treated

AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) – ChildAphasiaArticulation of Speech/Speech Sound DisorderAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)Childhood ApraxiaCleft Lip or PalateCognitive Skills/Executive FunctioningDementiaDevelopmental DelayHearing Loss or Impairment – ChildLanguage Delay/DisorderLanguage-Based Learning DifficultiesPragmatic Language/Social Communication Disorder or DifficultySelective MutismStuttering/Fluency of Speech DisorderTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Written Language Disorders (Reading, Writing)

Taking New Clients


Age Groups Treated

19+ years6 to 19 yearsLess than 6 years

On RASP list


Languages Spoken

english, japanese

Will Travel / Distance

Yes - up to Up to 30km

Specialties / Services Provided

Will promote participation in social activities (e.g., friendship, academic learning, jobs and other social roles, activities in the community) when clients face: multilingualism, language issues (e.g., vocabulary, grammar, speaking or listening, and reading and writing) and social relationships in early childhood and adolescence, clarity of speech (e.g., pronunciation, intelligibility), cognitive challenges (e.g., intellectual disability), academic challenge (e.g., learning disorders), neurological impairments and complex disorders and conditions (e.g., global delay, syndromes, genetic issues).

Provides Teletherapy?


Other Professional Practice / Service Information

Weekends only;