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Our SLPs are members of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHPBC).

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About Us

JANINE BAKER, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

janine@westcoastspeech.com       

Days of Work:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Janine Baker

Janine Baker, is the owner of West Coast Speech Language Pathology. Janine received her Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 1995. Since that time she expanded her clinical experience working with children in a variety of clinical settings including schools, child development centres, private practice and  public health speech and language departments . Janine opened West Coast Speech Language Pathology in 2005 after her first son was born.

Janine is a proud member of the:

  • College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHPBC).
  •  British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA)
  • Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA)

Janine believes very strongly in educating the public regarding speech and language issues and has offered training to parents, teachers and paraprofessionals. Janine loves to work with children with communication impairments and believes that children learn through play. Janine is on the Registry of Service Providers (RASP) list.

Janine actively attends continuing education workshops and conferences related to communication disorders.  Her advanced training includes:

  • Lidcombe Program – for stuttering in preschool children
  • It Takes Two to Talk® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays
  • More Than Words® – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Learning Language and Loving It™ — The Hanen Program® for Early Childhood Educators
  • PROMPT ® Certification – for moderate to severe speech production disorders
  • R & R Introduction and Intervention Workshop (Loyst and Associates)
  • The S.O.S. Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding
  • Developmental Individual-difference Relationship-based model (DIR®), Floortime ®
  • Compton Pronouncing English as a Second Language (P-ESL) Accent Modification Training
  • Oral Facial Myology – From Basics to Habituation

Janine has a special interest in Autism and has attended many inservices and workshops in this area, including many with Michelle Garcia Winner and the Social Thinking approach to Autism.  Janine uses many of these concepts and materials in her therapy with children, teens and young adults.  Additional therapy techniques and underlying philosophies are taken from:

  • Dr. Steven Gutstein’s Relationship Development Index (RDI),
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA),
  • Stanley Greenspan’s DIR/Floor Time,
  • David Lloyst’s Reference and Regulate Program (R&R)
  • Scott Bellini
  • Amy Wetherby
  • Barry Prizant

NICKY PONTIN, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

nicky@westcoastspeech.com      

 Days of Work: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Nicky PontinNicky Pontin is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C. (CSHHPBC) and a certified member of both the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) and the British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA). Nicky is also on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) in B.C.

Nicky received her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology at the University of British Columbia and has been practicing as an SLP since 2002.   She has extensive experience working with children with a variety of communication impairments. Nicky is committed to working with families and other service providers to help children communicate to the best of their ability in all environments.

PEGGY (Margaret) ANDERSON, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

peggy@westcoastspeech.com                    

Days of work: Monday, Wednesday

Peggy (Margaret) Anderson completed her Bachelors degree at Michigan State University and earned her Masters degree at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.  She is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C. (CSHHPBC) and is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP). She is a certified member of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), the British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has twice obtained the Award in Continuing Education from ASHA.

Peggy has worked in the public school system in the United States at the preschool and elementary school levels and in private practice.  She has experience working with speech sound (articulation) disorders, oral and written language impairments, social language challenges, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. She believes that communication is a basic human right and works to improve her clients’ ability to communicate their thoughts and ideas.

VANESSA YOUNG, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

vanessa@westcoastspeech.com      

Days of work:  Mondays/Wednesdays

Vanessa YoungVanessa Young is a Registered Speech – Language Pathologist who has a wide breadth of experience working with children and their families. Vanessa is registered by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia, and is certified by the British Columbia Association of Speech – Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA), and the Canadian Association of Speech – Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA). Vanessa is a Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP), has trained in the Lidcombe approach to fluency and the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk program. Upon graduating from the Masters program at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia in 2001, Vanessa has worked collaboratively with children and their families, educators, and other team members using a family centred approach.

BOSKO RADANOV, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

bosko@westcoastspeech.com

Days of work: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Bosko Radanov is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist who has a great range of experience working with children and their families. He is registered by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHPBC), and is certified by the British Columbia Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (BCASLPA), and the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).

Bosko has been heading the ALL (Advancing Language and Literacy) Group since 2007. The ALL Group is currently located at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at UBC, where Bosko supervises Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Masters students.

In addition to his work with Social Language and Communication Groups, he works with children with a variety of speech and language delays and disorders. He likes to employ principles of Social Thinking® in his practice, and is a Hanen® trained professional.

In his spare time Bosko likes to travel, snowboard and play guitar.

 

SHADI ASADI, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

shadi@westcoastspeech.com

Days of work: Thursday, Friday

Shadi Asadi strives to build confidence in the children and families she works with. Her clinical experience collaborating on a variety of interdisciplinary teams has allowed her to closely consider factors that support a child’s development. What makes Shadi most excited about her job is when a child confidently communicates their needs in a therapy room, on a playground, and at a birthday party. 

Shadi is registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHP) and certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and British Columbia Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologist (BCASPLA). Shadi is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP). She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Pediatrics since 2012.

Shadi has strong clinical skills with early intervention, preschool and school-aged children. She has provided assessment and treatment for various speech-language functions including: articulation, oral-motor speech, phonological, receptive/expressive language.  She is most interested in using her clinical skills with children in bilingual and multi-lingual families, children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with social pragmatic needs.

Languages spoken: English, Farsi, French.

 

KARYN REHBOCK, M.Sc, SLP, Speech Language Pathologist

karyn@westcoastspeech.com

Days of work:  Casual

Karyn Rehbock is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHHPBC) as well as a fully certified member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the U.K.

Karyn received her Masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy from University College London and went on to work for the National Health Service in London, England, working with preschool, elementary and secondary school children, before moving to Vancouver in 2017.

Karyn has worked with families, children, young people and adults with speech, language and communication difficulties for many years, in a variety of capacities, and loves meeting new clients and working with them to achieve their best possible outcomes.

Karyn believes in working in a client and family-centred way, recognizing each person’s unique situation, strengths and needs and tailoring her therapy and approach accordingly.

Karyn employs an evidence-based approach to her practice and is always on the lookout for new, innovative and effective therapy approaches.

In her spare time, Karyn enjoys baking, reading, cycling around Vancouver and when the weather allows, trips to the beach.

 

KIM BENNETT, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

kim@westcoastspeech.com

Days of Work:  Tuesday, Saturday

Kim Bennett is a graduate of the 2020 UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences Speech Language Pathology Program.  She is a conditional member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) and a member of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC).  With an extensive background in theatre and dramatic arts Kim is passionate about integrating dramatic play and story telling into her work as a Speech Language Pathologist and has  particular interest in the development of social and pragmatic skills through the use of Reader’s Theatre and improvisation.  Kim is committed to pursuing a family-centred practise, emphasizing the role of all family members in the therapeutic process. When not in the clinic Kim is a competitive long-distance runner, having recently completed the Boston and New York City Marathons.  

Sarah McGowan, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

sarah@westcoastspeech.com  

Days of Work:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

 

 

 

Sarah McGowan is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) and a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and Speech and Hearing BC.  She is also fully certified by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the U.K.  Sarah is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) in B.C.

Sarah received her Masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy from Reading University in the U.K in 2013.  She began her SLP career working in a school for children aged 8 – 16 years old with special educational needs.  She then joined the National Health Service for 2.5 years, working with preschoolers and their families before moving to Vancouver in 2017.  

Sarah has special interests in early intervention, speech sound disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The connection between play skills and language development is at the heart of her practice and she considers herself a play- based therapist.

Sarah strongly believes that parents and caregivers are the primary agents of change when it comes to a child’s speech, language and communication development.  She strives to deliver a child and family-centred service that centres around individualised, functional goals and parent and caregiver coaching.

Sarah has completed the following advanced training:

- PROMPT Intro Level – for children with moderate to severe speech sound disorders

- More Than Words – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties

- PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) Level 1 – an alternative and augmentative communication approach for people with significant expressive communication difficulties

- Social Thinking  - for improving social competencies

- Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy – an intervention for children who stutter

In her free time Sarah enjoys reading, hiking, skiing and spending time with her friends, family and dog Bumble!

Victoria Choi, M.Sc, RSLP, Registered Speech Language Pathologist

victoria@westcoastspeech.com       Days of Work:  Saturday

Victoria is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) and a member of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC). She received her Masters of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2020. Through her clinical practicums, Victoria has worked in various clinical settings including, private practice, schools, acute care, and community rehabilitation clinics. During this time, she gained experience working with children and adults with a range of speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders. 

Victoria is a caring and compassionate clinician who values a child-led and play-based therapy approach as she believes that learning should be fun and interactive for all children. She is passionate about working with individuals from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and strives to ensure therapy outcomes are always functional and meaningful.

Her areas of clinical interest include early intervention, autism spectrum disorders, fluency, and feeding and swallowing disorders. Victoria is currently completing her advanced training in Feed the Peds, a comprehensive program focused in assessing and treating feeding and swallowing disorders in the pediatric population.

Victoria is bilingual in English and Cantonese, and moderately fluent in Mandarin. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing tennis and badminton, and hosting board game nights with her friends and family.

 

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