Training and implementation resources for parents, speech-language pathologists, and school teams who support complex communicators using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.
I want to share the knowledge and experience I’ve gained supporting complex communicators, families and school teams with you. You will learn communication partner skills to successfully support AAC communicators to make social connections, access language and literacy and reach their highest level of independence.
A speech language pathologist who is passionate about working collaboratively with families and educational teams to guide them in developing their skills to be strong communication partners for the AAC communicators in their lives. Delivering play-based therapy I love to find unique activities that incorporate the strengths and interests of my clients. I offer a neurodiversity affirming environment that takes into account the individual sensory needs of each client. Working as a school-based speech-language pathologist 25 years I have acquired an understanding of the challenges and needs of our complex communicators and their teams during their educational journey. I have co-written an AAC Curriculum for Educational Assistants which I teach with another talented AAC SLP, Corinna Duffitt, as part of a college course for Educational Assistants. I am registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (#1491) and also hold my Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (#09143630). When I’m away from work, I’m a wife to my best friend, a lucky mother of twins,(two young men), a lover of patterns and colours found in nature, and a dog/bunny mum to an adorable mini aussie shepherd and a diva house bunny.
Office: 15065 58th Ave Surrey, BC | 604-306-2092
Any unresolved concerns regarding the registrant’s practice may be reported to: [email protected].