Vancouver, BC, Canada
I am registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC, certified with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (formerly CASALPA) and am also on the RASP list. I have worked as a speech language pathologist for over twenty years. During that time I have been involved in the establishment and running of a community based speech therapy program for pre-school aged children, supervised SLP’s, and lectured at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England. I have worked with children with a wide range of difficulties including autism, developmental delay, neurological disorders and learning difficulties. I have completed Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® Clinical Training Program Level 1-Assessment Program. I am also very familiar with RDI®, having completed the bulk of the RDI® consultant training in 2007.
Field of Practice
Articulation of Speech/Speech Sound DisorderAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)Childhood ApraxiaCognitive Skills/Executive FunctioningDevelopmental DelayDysarthriaLanguage Delay/DisorderLanguage-Based Learning DifficultiesMotor Speech DisorderNonverbal Language DisorderPragmatic Language/Social Communication Disorder or Difficulty
Taking New Clients
Age Groups Treated
6 to 19 yearsLess than 6 years
On RASP list
Will Travel / Distance
Specialties / Services Provided
I believe in using a variety of approaches based on each child’s individual needs. Working collaboratively with parents to address their concerns and priorities is essential to this process. I work as closely as possible with other professionals on a child’s team. Services provided: Assessment Therapy Training of BI’s. Social thinking® groups Play dates Pre-school, daycare and school visits. Consultation at team meetings and regarding Support Plans and IEP’s. Assessment and progress reports. Therapy plans. Areas of practice: Autism Social thinking® issues Cognitive impairment Language delay and disorders Language learning disabilities Articulation Phonology Motor speech disorders Emergent literacy Diagnostics Early intervention Counselling and training Location: Children are typically seen in their home. I make home visits in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, North Surrey.
Other Professional Practice / Service Information
Social Thinking® Groups: I see children with their parents individually initially in order to do an assessment and introduce some strategies. Then whenever possible I match children in groups based on their ability, age, gender and location. Social Thinking® groups take place in families’ homes, providing a natural environment and opportunities for play and friendships. Parents and grandparents often participate in groups and follow up on concepts at home, which encourages generalization and has been instrumental in helping children succeed. Groups are tailored to the specific needs of each child and build on the children’s skills over time. Groups typically consist of two or three children.