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Colleen Cole

Surrey, BC V3S 8A2, Canada

Phone Number

778-808-7837

Email Address

stepaheadtherapy@shaw.ca

Bio

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I have enjoyed working with clients of all ages in the Lower Mainland area for the past 18 years. I have focused on services for pediatric clients for the past 10 years. I have special training in childhood language development, speech sound production, augmentative/ alternative communication, feeding and eating skills as well as positive behavior supports for children with special needs. I have a family-centered approach to my work and believe that parents/caregivers play the most important role in their child's overall learning and development. My therapy sessions are play-based and emphasize fun in learning. Family or caregiver goals and the corresponding developmental skills are key to my services. It has been both a joy and a journey working with clients who have communication needs over the past nearly two decades.

Field of Practice

Speech-language Pathologist

Disorders Treated

AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) – ChildArticulation of Speech/Speech Sound DisorderAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)Childhood ApraxiaCleft Lip or PalateDevelopmental DelayDysarthriaFeeding Disorder or DifficultyLanguage Delay/DisorderLanguage-Based Learning DifficultiesMotor Speech DisorderStroke – ChildStuttering/Fluency of Speech DisorderTraumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Written Language Disorders (Reading, Writing)

Taking New Clients

Yes

Age Groups Treated

6 to 19 yearsLess than 6 years

On RASP list

Yes

Languages Spoken

english,preschoolasl

Will Travel / Distance

Yes - up to 20 km's

Specialties / Services Provided

Phonological/ articulation therapies/ fluency disorders/developmental language therapy/ parent training/ basic preschool sign language/ specialized approaches for children with ASD and for children with behavioral challenges/ assessment and treatment practices with report writing as required/ home-based services.

Other Professional Practice / Service Information

CASLPA certified member/ Registered in the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC/ Certified in Hanen, It Takes Two to Talk program/ PODD training completed / SOS feeding approach certified/