About me...My Philosophy, Experience and Credentials
Before the pandemic, I worked with children and families on the North Shore (North Vancouver, West Vancouver). I did house calls as well as served kids in their preschools, daycares and schools. I'm a firm believer in working collaboratively with parents, teachers, and any other professionals who are involved with your child to bring out their absolute best.
My experience over the years includes working on early intervention teams (centre-based and home-based service delivery models), specialized preschool classrooms, elementary schools, private practice, clinical director of a private practice, tutoring foster children, and teaching and supervising graduate students in a University clinical setting. I have also had the opportunity to work with an under-served community in northern BC, with preschoolers and their families. I've participated as a volunteer in a mentorship program with SAC, sharing information and offering support to new graduates in the field of speech language pathology. I feel that it’s important to give back to my profession this way and it’s also an excellent way to keep learning. Past experience volunteering in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a baby cuddler (with premature infants) at BC Children’s Hospital was a bucket list item for me: it gave me the opportunity to learn from other disciplines as well as impart my knowledge of how important communication is in its many forms: through singing, reading, talking, and touch.I carry and maintain Certification from both Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) in the U.S. I am registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) and am a member of my provincial organization (Speech and Hearing BC). You may see me around the community, along with my colleagues, in libraries or wellness fairs, volunteering to promote the importance of literacy, speech, language and hearing.
During COVID-19, service settings will be driven by guidance from the CSHBC regulatory body and the health authority. With this in mind, I am excited to offer both in- person sessions (with safety protocols in place) as well as mobile coaching. See services page for specifics and current offerings.