Speech-language pathologists (SLPs for short) are experts in the assessment, treatment, and management of communication and swallowing disorders. Feel free to visit: https://www.sac-oac.ca/public/what-do-speech-language-pathologists-do to learn more.
What are your credentials?
Speech-language pathologists have a minimum of an undergraduate degree and Master's level training in speech-language pathology. SLPs in British Columbia must be registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC) and write a professional licensing examination to use the reserved title of Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (RSLP or R-SLP).
What kind of payment do you accept?
Credit cards are accepted on TheraPlatform's secure online platform. We do not direct bill insurance but can provide the information you may need to submit a claim. Please check with your insurance provider to determine what information is needed to submit a claim.
What Funding is available?
Please see fees and funding page for potential sources of funding for speech-language pathology services, or visit https://speechandhearingbc.ca/public/resources/funding/.
Telepractice (also called "virtual practice" or "teletherapy") is a safe and effective way to receive high quality speech and language intervention from the comfort of your own home. Requirements to participate in virtual sessions include internet, and a computer with a camera and external microphone or headset.
Is telepractice as effective as in-person care?
Research has shown that telepractice can be just as effective as in-person care. However, telepractice may not work for everyone. Your therapist will work with you to figure out what mode of service delivery will meet your goals and needs.
How many sessions will I need to see results?
Some concerns may be resolved within a handful of sessions. Meanwhile, some individuals may need weeks, months, or years of SLP intervention. Your SLP will work with you to establish mutual goals and customize an action plan that fits your needs and your budget.
what services do you offer?
Please see Services page for a list of available services.
Do you take volunteers or students?
Volunteering is a valuable way to give back to the speech and language community. Unfortunately, I do not have space for volunteers at this time, but check back for future opportunities. Practicum students currently enrolled in a speech-language pathology program should consult with their program of study to explore placement options.
Do you take clients outside of British Columbia?
I currently only see clients who are located in B.C. If you are from another province or country, it is recommended that you search for qualified professionals located in your area.
Can you give me exercises to practice at home?
Yes! I usually set 5 to 10 minutes aside at the end of each session to discuss homework and carryover exercises. These exercises can support skill development and may reduce the amount of time needed in therapy.