Days of Work: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Languages spoken: English
Alison 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 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!