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Tess Fairburn
Speech & Language Pathologist

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I am a Speech Language Pathologist registered with CSHBC and certified through SAC. I completed my Masters in Science with The School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at the University of British Columbia and have been working in paediatric private practice ever since. Building rapport is a foundational aspect of my practice and I enjoy discovering what each of my clients are interested in and passionate about. Parents are experts in their children and I strongly believe in guiding parents to become their child’s best communication support. I am certified in Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Hanen It Takes Two to Talk, and PEERS for Adolescents. I have recently attended courses on Executive Functioning by Sarah Ward, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and strategies for Small Talk and Conversation. I am looking forward to working with you, your child, and the rest of your child’s team!

Heather Morris
Social Dynamics Therapy Services


Social Dynamics Therapy Service s is  a team of speech-language pathologists based in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Our aim is to work with people to improve their ability to communicate. We use a client-centred approach, and we work with a broad range of age groups, from children to young adults. We are a firm believer in using evidence-based therapy techniques and engaging in real-life activities to foster language development.

Heather Morris and her team do their own bookings. Please use the book now button below to visit their website or email them at

Diana Tran
Speech & Language Pathologist

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Diana is originally from Calgary, Alberta and she completed her Masters of Health Science in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. After working in a variety of pediatric settings, Diana created Grow OnWords to offer families a supportive and empowering environment. As a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP for short), Diana believes in supporting parents to become their child's best language support while making therapy fun, engaging, and overall a positive experience for a child and their family. 


With Grow onWords, families are able to book visits directly online without needing to commit to a set weekly time. This allows for families to book whenever they can come and take time off when they need it. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to participate during sessions so they can learn how to continue to support their child's speech, language, and literacy skills after the visit is over. 

Diana provides SLP services in both English and Vietnamese.

Sandra Akres 
Speech & Language Therapy

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Sandra was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has been living in Canada since 1992. She has been working as a Speech Therapist for over 30 years. Sandra has worked with both adults and children throughout her career, but her private practice is dedicated to working with children with motor speech disorders, using a specific form of therapy known as PROMPT Therapy. Sandra has a great love for teaching, and was one of the first set of PROMPT instructors, and also developed and initially taught the Speech Therapy portion of the Rehab Assistant Program at Capilano College. She currently works with both adults and children.

To book, please email Sandra directly at:

Dinusha Peiris
East Vancouver Speech Therapy


Dinusha is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with voice and swallowing disorders. She started her career in London UK where she worked for 10 years within a multidisciplinary voice clinic at a teaching hospital before moving back to Vancouver in 2010 where she has worked at different acute care hospitals.

Dinusha currently works part-time in public health and at her own private practice. She sees children and adults presenting with voice disorders as well as vocal tract disorders such as irritable larynx and chronic cough. She also enjoys working with people interested in improving their overall vocal technique to become more confident speakers. Dinusha takes a holistic view when treating clients and considers all aspects of their lives and goals in order to help them achieve good vocal health.

Speech therapy sessions are offered via Zoom and in-person. Please contact Dinusha directly for further information:


Graham Stoliker
Maple Speech & Language Services

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I am a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. I received my Bachelors of Science from Thompson Rivers University and my Masters in Speech & Language Pathology from Western University. I have since returned back to British Columbia and worked for a variety of private practices. I am passionate about working with individuals with a variety of communication needs.


I am a Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP), certified in Hanen- More than Words, and have completed courses in Natural Language Acquisition/Gestalt Language Processing, and AAC (Augmentative & Alternative Communication).


When I'm not working I love playing sports, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends!


Please email or call 778-554-1019 directly to book sessions. 

     Aoife Mc Namara               The Learning Lab               At West Coast Literacy


Aoife Mc Namara is a literacy focused speech-language pathologist.  She holds a master’s degree in speech-language therapy and a clinical certificate from Speech-Language &
Audiology Canada, which reflects her professional interest in language and literacy development. She has worked in both the public school system and private practice, honing her skills and expertise.

Aoife's interest in literacy and its vital connection to language development has prompted her to pursue extensive postgraduate coursework. She is an accomplished Sounds-Write and Orton Gillingham trained practitioner and an accredited Word Aware trainer.

Aoife is a strong advocate for the use of evidence-based language and literacy intervention that aligns with the science of reading (SoR).
Aoife offers language and literacy assessment and intervention services for children ages 4 to 14 based in Vancouver, BC.  She also provides training and workshops for professionals and parents.



Please contact Aoife and her team directly for more information.


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