We are located at #301-1338 West Broadway between Hemlock and Birch above the Staples store and across the street from Boston Pizza.

Vanessa 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 Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). 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.

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Kristen Peers is a graduate of 2020 UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences Speech Language Pathology Program. She is a registered member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC), a member of Speech and Hearing BC, and a member of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC). Kristen also works at a rehabilitation centre with adults recovering from brain injury and stroke.

Kristen enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults on their communication goals. Kristen believes in family-centred and person-centred practice where an authentic connection is the basis of care. She leads her practice with empathy and curiosity to best understand each person’s needs and strengths, then works in collaboration with the person and family to deliver a functional and tailored therapy approach. She believes that functional activities that are built into a person’s daily routine have the greatest impact on communication goals.

Kristen has completed the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT LOUD) advanced training and is eager to support people with their voice and vocal quality goals.

In her free time, Kristen enjoys skiing, baking, and spending time with her puppy, Millie.

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Alison is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) and a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). She received her Master of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2022. She is passionate about helping individuals connect with their family, friends, and communities while advocating for accessibility in all areas of life. Alison values evidence-based approaches, cultural safety, and neurodiversity affirming practices. She has experience working with children and teens with autism and believes strongly in a family-centered, play-based, and strengths-based approach. She also has experience working with children who have phonology, motor speech, language, and articulation disorders. Alison was a leader with UBC’s Camp Connect, where she learned about and communicated with children through Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). This has become an area of interest for her, as she has seen how impactful having access to a robust communication system can be for children with a wide variety of diagnoses, delays, and disorders. Alison has experience working with children and families from a wide variety of cultural and language backgrounds. Prior to beginning her master’s degree, she spent a year working in a children’s home in Zimbabwe, Africa and had the opportunity to complete her final clinical placement in the Aboriginal Headstart Preschool Programs in East Vancouver. In her free time, Alison enjoys reading, riding her bike, visiting the beach, trying new restaurants, and learning guitar!

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Shadi 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.

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Christina Healy is a graduate of the 2021 McGill SCSD Speech Language Pathology Program. She is a full member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) and a member of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC).

Christina has an extensive background providing services to autistic children using a family centred approach. She provided linguistic, social and behavioural services in a variety of settings including schools, child development centres and in-home. She is motivated to continue learning about autism spectrum disorder and has sought out additional training including Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking methodology.

During her clinical practicums, Christina led communication treatment with head and neck cancer patients, provided phonological awareness intervention to school aged children and assessed the speech and language of children with behavioural difficulties in a hospital setting. She excelled on an early diagnostic team providing S-LP assessments and intervention to children with apraxia of speech, developmental language disorder, autism spectrum disorder and global developmental delay.

Christina thrives providing speech and language services to the paediatric population. Supporting and coaching parents with early language stimulation strategies is one of her specialties. Creating functional and engaging activities to target speech and language goals is the foundation of Christina’s practice. She believes children learn best when they are having fun, so let the games begin!

Originally from Seattle, Christina is ecstatic to relocate back to the West coast and finally see some mountains! If you catch her outside of work, she is probably paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking or doing yoga with her husband.

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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 Speech and Hearing BC and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). 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.

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Stephanie Chung is a 2021 graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Speech-Language Pathology program through the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences. She holds registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC).

Stephanie participated in research at the undergraduate level, focusing on sociophonetics, as well as the graduate level on a retrospective case study on atypical child phonology. Her main clinical interests are child phonological and articulatory development, and social communication. She also works with adults in acute care, where she assesses and treats swallowing and communication impairments in the hospital setting. She has participated in continuing education, including Julie A. Huffman’s “Gulp! Esophageal Dysphagia for the SLP”, and Dr. Catriona Steele’s course on sEMG and biofeedback for dysphagia therapy.

At West Coast Speech, Stephanie assesses and treats children with articulatory, phonological, language, social communication, and fluency disorders. Through her externships she gathered experience working with children aged 0-5, and believes in a play-based, family-centred approach for the best therapy outcomes

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Michelle 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-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). She received her Master of Science from the University of British Columbia in 2020. She believes that communication is a fundamental human right and believes in total communication - an approach that includes a combination of signs, gestures, verbal output, pictures, and technology to express oneself.

Michelle has experience working with young children with autism and their families on their journey from diagnosis to treatment. She is a proponent of the neurodiversity movement and uses a strengths- and play-based approach to therapy. She believes in an interdisciplinary approach to care that includes the family, and any and all clinicians and medical professionals involved in the child’s journey.

Michelle also has experience working with preschool and school-aged children with phonology, articulation, and language disorders, as well as experience implementing different alternative and augmentative communication systems. She has had practical experience working with adults with feeding and swallowing difficulties in an acute care setting.

Michelle’s areas of clinical interest are pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, literacy, orofacial myofunctional disorders, and motor speech disorders (e.g., apraxia). She believes in being a life-long learner and has completed additional learning and trainings as presented below: Pediatric Feeding Mentorship group: one-month course dedicated to providing foundational knowledge in the four domains of pediatric feeding disorders - April 2021 S.O.S. Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding - June 2021 Typical Feeding Development - 4-part webinar on feeding development from infancy to adulthood - Ongoing Feeding Matters Online Conference - May 2021 Webinars via Speech and Audiology Canada on the topics of: Links between play and language development Social communication Literacy

In her free time, she enjoys playing soccer, going for long walks on the beach listening to podcasts, and drinking lots of coffee! She is bilingual in English and French and grew up in Montreal!

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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), Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). Janine is on the Registry of Service Providers (RASP) list. She has experience working with speech sound (articulation) disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, stuttering, and social language challenges.

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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!

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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 a 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.

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Margaret (Peggy) 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 (RSLP) 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 Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), 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.

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Sophie is a Registered Speech and Language Pathologist certified by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC). She is also a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC).

Sophie believes in a family-centred approach to generalize learning into daily life. She has experience working with children targeting goals in areas such as articulation, receptive and expressive language, social communication, fluency, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

In her spare time Sophie likes to bake and spend time outdoors rowing and playing ultimate. She is bilingual in English and French, and speaks conversational Spanish.

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