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very speech-language pathologist is registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHPBC) and with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC).

Shari, Nicola, Anahita, Ashley and Sho are on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) to provide services to children with Autism who are under the age of six.

Shari Linde
Shari Linde

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Founder and Director of Advantage Speech-Language Pathology Ltd.

Shari has been working as a speech-language pathologist since 1994. She specializes in the communication difficulties of adults and children who have neurological damage, developmental disabilities, psychiatric conditions, or autism. She also has extensive experience addressing swallowing impairments.

Shari has completed training on Oral Myofunctional Disorders. She enjoys doing medical-legal evaluations, and will frequently travel within British Columbia and Alberta.

Shari is a Clinical Educator with the University of British Columbia. She is also on the Registry of Autism Service Providers, with designations as a speech-language pathologist and behaviour consultant.

Shari provides speech-language pathology services in both English and French.

Vera Kinach
Vera Kinach

era Kinach

Vera Kinach has worked as a speech-language pathologist since 1979. She has been employed in a variety of clinical settings including a General Hospital, Rehabilitation Center, Home Care Services, School District and Health Unit in Ontario and British Columbia. Her area of expertise is with the adult/adolescent brain injury population, including head injury, stroke, Parkinson's and other neurological conditions. She has also supervised numerous students as a Clinical Educator for the University of British Columbia. Vera is a certified clinician of the LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Training) program.

Nicola Swain
Nicola Swain

icola Swain

Nicola has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 1990. She has been employed in various settings: Health Unit, School District and programs for families with deaf and hard of hearing children under that age of 5 years. Nicola is registered with both the British Columbia and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada as well as with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia.

Nicola’s primary areas of expertise include working with preschool and school-aged children with communication impairments, non verbal and early language users, language disorders, assessing and treating articulation, social communication and literary. Nicola has extensive experience with deaf and hard of hearing children and their families using both sign language and auditory verbal techniques (hearing aid and cochlear implant users). She has lead and developed many parent programs and is Hanen certified. She is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).

Lisa Luft
Lisa Luft

isa Luft

Lisa has worked in speech pathology since graduation in 1996 from Western Washington University, with a Master of Arts in Speech Sciences. She has been employed in a variety of settings including several hospitals, in acute, long-term care and rehabilitation settings, in a Lower Mainland cancer clinic, in an outreach capacity visiting clients in the community, and with the Vancouver schools.

Lisa is dedicated to working with families and clients to put communication and swallowing treatment within the context of their everyday lives. She particularly enjoys seeing clients in their home settings and giving meaning and purpose to the treatment experience.

Lisa has four children and when not busy with them, or working, she loves to knit, run, garden and cook.

Anahita Dastur
Anahita Dastur

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Anahita Dastur acquired her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia. She has experience working with children and youth with a range of speech and language disorders, including apraxia of speech, stuttering, articulation, and language delay.

Anahita is passionate about helping individuals with social-pragmatic communication needs, and is particularly interested in working with younger children and their families. Anahita has attended two Social Thinking ® workshops, and has also attended an Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Advanced Training Workshop. She is listed on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).

Anahita is bilingual in English and French, and also has a moderate understanding of the Gujarati language. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her friends and family.

Ashley Chang
Ashley Chang

shley Chang

Ashley acquired her Master of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. During her studies, she gained experience supporting communication and swallowing of children and adults in schools, hospitals, and private practices. Her experience includes assessing and treating swallowing, motor speech, receptive and expressive language, voice, fluency, social communication, literacy, and articulation and phonological disorders. She is listed on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).

While particularly enthusiastic about assessing and treating language, fluency, swallowing, and articulation and phonological disorders, Ashley enjoys working with all clients to reach their goals and improve their quality of life. Ashley believes that collaboration with families is very important in all parts of therapy, from creating goals together to supporting practice.

Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan

mily Sullivan

Emily is a recent graduate of speech-language pathology from the University of Alberta. Prior to that, she received her Master’s in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa, where she researched speech sound development in children.

Emily’s clinical experiences thus far have included working with adults who have experienced traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and neurodegenerative conditions and children who are experiencing hearing loss, language delays, speech sound delays, hearing loss, and autism. No matter who she is working with, Emily welcomes and encourages client and family collaboration in every step of therapy.

Nicole Anger
Nicole Anger

icole Anger

Nicole holds a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia.

Through her education, she has experience supporting both adults and children with their communication needs. Her clinical experience includes providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals with acquired speech, language, and swallowing disorders. She has also gained experience working with children and adolescents who have speech, language, and social communication disorders, including apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological difficulties, stuttering, and language delay.

Nicole’s desire to help people and her passion for language led her to a career in speech-language pathology. She is a respectful and warm clinician and she structures her therapy sessions based on current scientific evidence and her clients’ communication needs.

Nicole sees clients in Vancouver and is available to travel to Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Delta, White Rock, and Surrey.

Sho Pang
Sho Pang

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Sho completed his studies in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to practicing in Canada, he had worked in Hong Kong, primarily with students with a wide range of learning disabilities and special needs. Sho is familiar with different types of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and he volunteered as a speech therapist in Cambodia in 2016. He is listed on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).

Sho offers services in English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Teochew and he has good understanding of the Japanese Language.

Sho is a member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHPBC) and of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). In his spare time, he enjoys playing volleyball and traveling.

Monica Davies
Monica Davies

onica Davies

Monica recently completed the Speech-Language Pathology Master’s program at the University of British Columbia.

She has clinical experience assessing and supporting children in the areas of phonological development, articulation, language delays, social communication disorders, as well as augmentative and alternative communication. Monica is particularly passionate about working with adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders. She also believes strongly in collaborating with clients and their families to ensure her services suit their needs.

In her spare time, Monica enjoys baking, reading, and playing board games. She is able to travel to see clients in Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Abbotsford.

Michelle Chan
Michelle Chan

ichelle Chan

Michelle graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Arts in 2015 and finished her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2018. She was first interested in the field when volunteering with individuals who had communication impairments following strokes. She realized how the ability to communicate is a basic human right that should not be taken for granted. While continuing to work with children and adults of various ages with various speech and language disorders in her practicums and work experience, she has witnessed her clients make amazing progress and wants to continue making positive change.

Michelle values a collaborative decision making process with her clients and is a hardworking and amiable clinician. She speaks Cantonese and some Mandarin.

Sonia Kwong
Sonia Kwong

onia Kwong

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant / Administrative Support

Sonia graduated from the University of British Columbia's Speech Sciences program in May 2017. She enjoys working with both children and seniors, and has had extensive experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is hoping to get into graduate school for Speech Language Pathology.

Sonia is very excited to be part of the team at Advantage SLP and will be providing administrative support, as well as assistance to the SLPs in the office. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and has a good understanding of the Korean language.

In her spare time, she enjoys creating baked goods to share with others.

Stephanie Ho
Stephanie Ho

tephanie Ho

Administrative Support

Stephanie graduated with a Business degree from the University of Alberta. As a mother of two young kids, she enjoys seeing children thrive with confidence, compassion and gratitude. She is active in the church community and believes that everyone can make a positive impact in someone's life. She's thrilled to be part of the team at Advantage Speech-Language Pathology where lives are impacted, and children always leave with a big smile!

Stephanie will provide administrative support in the office and is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

elizabeth Needham
elizabeth Needham

lizabeth Needham

Bookkeeper