Days of Work: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Languages spoken: English
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 autistic children and teens and believes strongly in a family-centered, play-based, and strengths-based approach. She also has experience working with children who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and in the areas of phonology, motor speech, language, and articulation 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.
Alison is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) list and has completed the following advanced training:
- More Than Words – The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum
- Meaningful Speech: Gestalt Language Processing and the Natural Language Acquisition Approach
In her free time, Alison enjoys reading, riding her bike, visiting the beach, trying new restaurants, and learning guitar!