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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 advanced training in Oral Myofunctional Disorders. Shari is Hanen Certified for the programs "More Than Words", "It Takes Two to Talk", and "TalkAbility." She is also certified in Natural Language Acquisition/Gestalt Language Processing.

 

Shari enjoys doing medical-legal evaluations, and will frequently travel within British Columbia and Alberta. Shari is a Clinical Assistant Professor 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 is currently on the Board of Directors for Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). She was the Chair of the SAC Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term. After 28 years as a speech-language pathologist in a multitude of settings, Shari has a true appreciation of the value of SLPs. Shari is passionate about sharing her knowledge and advocating for the profession and the clients she provides service to. 

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