Speech-Language Pathologists

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Karine Tardif M.A., RSLP
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC,

Beehive Therapy Co-Founder.
 

Karine graduated from Western Washington University in 2003. She has worked with children and adults as a Speech-Language Pathologist in a hospital setting and in the private sector. Karine offers S-LP services in English and French.

 

Karine’s enthusiasm for helping others shines through in her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Her experience and areas of interest are varied, but Karine is particularly dedicated to working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Pragmatic/Social Language Difficulties.

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Amanda Lenk M.H.A., M.Cl.Sc., RSLP
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC,

Beehive Therapy Co-Founder.

Amanda graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2002. She has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, including a children’s treatment centre, a hospital setting and the private sector.

 

Amanda’s love of learning languages sparked her interest in Speech-Language Pathology and her desire to help people communicate with one another. She enjoys working with clients with developmental language delays, speech-sound production errors, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Apraxia of Speech.

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Deirdre Coleman

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist


Deirdre qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2016, and worked in the public sector in Ireland before moving to Canada in 2017. Since then, she has worked with a variety of children and young adults, and has a particular interest in clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech sound production errors, and Apraxia Of Speech.

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Marleis Bowering M.Sc, RSLP

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist 


Marleis graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018. She loves working as a Speech-Language Pathologist and exercising her creativity to help individuals and families grow their communication skills. Marleis is especially passionate about working with clients who present with developmental delays, apraxia of speech and stuttering.

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Laura Redekopp 

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist 

Laura graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018.  Her clinical internships provided her practical experience working with children in elementary schools on Vancouver island and in the private clinical setting within Surrey, as well as experience working with adults in outpatient rehabilitation at Surrey Memorial Hospital and within the inpatient rehabilitation program at Kelowna General Hospital. Laura’s areas of particular interest include: articulation, motor speech, literacy, early intervention for developmental language delays, and aphasia.

 

Laura has taken additional training in the following approaches: Reference and Regulate(R&R) and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets(PROMPT).

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Laura Phelan B.Sc. (Hons), RSLP

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Laura graduated from University College Cork in Ireland in 2019. Laura has experience in a variety of paediatric and adult settings. Laura has volunteered in aphasia groups and for the Alzheimers Association of Ireland and Dóchas, a charity working with people with autism.

 

Laura’s areas of interest include aphasia, dysphagia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and social language difficulties.

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Kiran Nahal MSpPath, RSLP

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Kiran graduated from Griffith University in 2019. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Kiran worked as a Behavioural Interventionist.

 

Kiran offers SLP services in English and Punjabi. She is passionate about working with clients with Developmental Speech and Language Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pragmatic/Social Language difficulties and Apraxia of Speech.

 

She has been trained in PROMPT, Reference and Regulate, and PECS. Kiran offers in-person and telehealth services. 

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Cally Hanson 

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Cally graduated from Western University in 2021. Cally’s passion for the field of speech-language pathology is fueled by her belief that everyone deserves to be able to communicate. She is committed to using evidence-based therapy practices that are engaging and client-centered.  Cally has experience working with clients with articulation, language, fluency, literacy, and social communication difficulties. She is particularly interested in working with clients with diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder and individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  

 

Cally has earned Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk® Certification and a Sensory Processing Certificate.

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Devon Iversen M.A., RSLP

Registered Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified in Speech-Language Pathology by SAC

Devon graduated from Western Washington University in 2010. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist with children and adults in a hospital setting and in the private sector. Prior to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist, Devon worked as a Behavioural Interventionist.

 

Devon is passionate about working with clients who present with developmental language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Apraxia of Speech, and Pragmatic/Social Language difficulties.

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Alyse McNair B.S., SLPA

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Alyse graduated from Arizona State University in 2012. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with children in the private sector in the United States and Canada. Alyse pairs her energetic personality with her enjoyment of working with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental language delays, and pragmatic/social language difficulties.

Alyse has taken workshops and been mentored in many of the approaches used by our SLPs, including Reference & Regulate, Social Thinking and Oral-Placement Therapy.

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Kristen McBain B.A., SLPA

Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Kristen graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then completed the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Professional Certificate through the University of Vermont in 2019.

Kristen’s background in English, Psychology, and Communication Disorders enables her to work with a variety of clients including those with special needs, and she especially enjoys working with children with speech-sound production errors and language-based disorders.

Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

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Aimee

Accounting & Billing Manager

Aimee is the person to contact if you have billing questions. She is also a great resource when looking into additional funding sources.   Aimee always enjoys helping our clients, and as a mother of two children with Autism, she understands the joys and challenges of having children with special needs.  

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In Memoriam

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Evelyn Fang

Office Manager, Accounting & Client Services

Evelyn was our first Beehive Therapy Office Manager.  Her kindness, patience, and calm demeanour kept Beehive running smoothly.  Her cheerful nature and sense of humour were enjoyed by everyone.  She is greatly missed. 

Juliet

Office & Personnel Manager

Juliet is the cheerful person who will greet you when you call and answer your questions when you send an email.   Juliet has more than 5 years of experience in health care office management.  Along with her other responsibilities, Juliet guides new clients through the intake process.  

Office Personnel