Speech-Language Pathologists

Meagan Almond

Meagan grew up in a small rural town in northern Alberta before moving to the big city to complete both her Bachelor in Recreational Therapy and her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. Meagan has lived and studied abroad in both the UK and Japan. Her love of language has led her to study French, Spanish, Japanese, and most recently, sign language. She loves celebrating growth in her clients and building relationships with the families she treats. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her son. She also enjoys keeping busy with martial arts, dance, yoga, and fitness.

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelor Degree in Recreational Therapy, Concordia University, Montreal
Master Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)
Member of College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
Member of Speech and Audiology Canada
Member of American Speech and Hearing Association
Concussion Management Workshop
Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) for children under 6

 

Areas of Practice

Pediatric Services
Autism Services
Speech sound therapy (articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech)
Language therapy (expressive and receptive language skills)
Social skills training
Reading and writing therapy
Fluency / stuttering therapy

Lisa Beck

Lisa joins us from Charlottetown, PEI and is now working out of our Vancouver office! Lisa’s areas of interest are in stroke rehabilitation, cognitive communication, and augmentative and alternative communication. She’s found her passion in providing functional, client-centred speech-language therapy. She loves learning what is important to her clients and using this information to create personal and meaningful therapy goals that will benefit them in their everyday lives!

Qualifications & Memberships

Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology – Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience – University of King’s College
Bachelor of Science, Physics – University of Prince Edward Island
Registered member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
Registered member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) for children under 6

 

Areas of Practice
Pediatric Services
Autism Services
Speech sound therapy (articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech)
Language therapy (expressive and receptive language skills)
Stroke and brain injury rehabilitation
Cognitive communication intervention (conversational topic maintenance, attending to others, memory, solving problems, planning etc.)
Reading and writing therapy
Fluency / stuttering therapy

Kayla Dickie

Kayla originates from Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, and has been slowly moving west ever since! Kayla completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Dalhousie University, before achieving her Master of Clinical Science in Speech Language Pathology at University of Western Ontario. With a strong interest in Childhood Apraxia, Kayla is excited to work with a diverse group of clients and disorder areas, and to continue learning something new everyday along the way.

Kayla loves working with children on the spectrum and early intervention is a favourite part of her caseload. Kayla likes to take a coaching approach to help families build routines that are specific to their child’s learning and communication style.

In her downtime, Kayla loves to ski, play ultimate frisbee, water color, or spend time with her adorable senior cat!

Qualifications & Memberships

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dalhousie University

Master of Clinical Science in Speech Language Pathology from University of Western Ontario

Member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC 

Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP)

Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk

Hanen: More than Words

 

Areas of Practice
Pediatric Services/Early Intervention (including Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Speech sound therapy (articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech)
Language therapy (expressive and receptive language skills)
Cognitive communication intervention / Executive Functioning (conversational topic maintenance, attending to others, memory, solving problems, planning etc.)
Social skills training
Reading and writing therapy
Fluency / stuttering therapy
Resonance Disorders

Brook Dorin

Brook comes to us from Grimsby, Ontario and has her Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University and her Master of Health Science from University of Toronto in Speech Language Pathology.

In Brook’s spare time, you will find her shopping, watching the Toronto Raptors or taking ballet classes. Brook enjoys building lasting relationships with clients and families and seeing clients develop their skills in a way that allows them to do the things they want to do every day. 

Qualifications & Memberships

Honours Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science of Language from McMaster University 
Master of Health Science from University of Toronto in Speech Language Pathology  
Member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC 
Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) for children under 6 (supervised)

 

Areas of Practice
Pediatric Services 
Speech sound therapy (articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech) 
Language therapy (expressive and receptive language skills) 
Stroke and brain injury rehabilitation 
Dysphagia assessment and intervention 
Cognitive communication intervention (conversational topic maintenance, attending to others, memory, solving problems, planning etc.) 
Social skills training 
Reading and writing therapy 
Voice therapy 
Fluency / stuttering therapy

 
Nadine Fort

As one of our Kamloops SLP’s, Nadine brings her love of language and communication into her work with both children and families. She received her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from University of Minnesota Duluth. Her career started in Manitoba working in small rural and Metis communities in the North.   Later, she provided services to preschool and school aged children, their parents and the educators in the Brandon School Division in Manitoba. She brings to the SLP team an immense amount of experience working with children and their families and caregivers. She believes that parents and caregivers are a child’s best communication partner and focuses her interactions to support their skills to be their child’s best “therapist”. Nadine has raised 3 sons and now lives in Kamloops with her husband. They love to travel, having visited China, Japan, Thailand and Peru. They also love camping and kayaking so that they can pursue their passion for “loon stalking” in BC’s lakes and rivers!

Qualifications and Memberships

Master of Arts in Communication Disorders – University of Minnesota Duluth
Member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
Member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP) for children under 6


Areas of Practice

Pediatric Services
Autism Services
Speech sound therapy (articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech)
Language therapy (expressive and receptive language skills)
Cognitive communication intervention
Social skills training
Reading and writing therapy
Voice therapy
Fluency / stuttering therapy

Kate Rajabov

Bio Coming Soon!

Carly Winzinowich

Carly joined Meridian’s Penticton team as an SLP in Summer 2020 after moving from Calgary with her partner. Carly has a special interest in communication, stuttering, brain injury and apraxia of speech and she enjoys providing a client & family-centered approach to therapy. Carly loves the Penticton area and all the outdoor adventure (and wine!) it has to offer. 

Qualifications and Memberships

Member of College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) 
Member of Speech-Language Audiology Canada and Speech and Hearing BC 
Master of Clinical Science (M.Cl.Sc.) in Speech-Language Pathology – University of Western Ontario 

Areas of Practice

Pediatric Services
Speech sound therapy (articulation, phonology, apraxia of speech)
Language therapy (expressive and receptive language skills)
Stroke and brain injury rehabilitation
Dysphagia assessment and intervention
Cognitive communication intervention (conversational topic maintenance, attending to others, memory, solving problems, planning etc.)
Social skills training
Reading and writing therapy
Voice therapy
Fluency / stuttering therapy
Accent reduction therapy