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Cassie Tam

MSc., RSLP, SLP(C)

During my second year at the University of British Columbia, I began my journey to becoming an SLP when I started work as a behavioural interventionist with two children with Autism in Vancouver. With this new passion of working with children with special needs, I pursued my graduate degree in Alberta. Since then, I have worked extensively with children with a variety of complex communication needs in one-to-one and group therapy settings. I believe that children learn best when their caregivers are empowered to support their communication needs.

Experience

I have worked with children or adults with the following needs:
  • Developmental Language Delay/Disorder (i.e., expressive/receptive)

  • Speech Sound Delay/Disorder (i.e., articulation/phonology)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Alternative & Augmentative Communication

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech

  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorders

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

  • Language-Based Learning Difficulties 

    • Reading​

    • Writing 

    • Spelling

  • Genetic Syndromes/Conditions

    • Down Syndrome

    • Genetic Mutations

  • Prelinguistic & Paralinguistic skills

  • Feeding

    • Picky Eating​

    • Chewing

    • Swallowing

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Stroke

  • Accent Modification

  • Stuttering

  • Voice

Professional Development

PROMPT trained

A tactile-kinesthetic (touch & feel) approach where a child is physically prompted so that their jaw, lips and/or tongue can be guided to correctly form speech sounds.
 

Feed the Peds: The Foundations of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

A comprehensive course that covered assessment, treatment, and issues (e.g., tethered oral tissues, myofunctional disorders, medical complications) related to feeding/swallowing.

 

Autism Navigator - JumpStart to Coaching in Everyday Activities

Interprofessional training in social communication milestones, early signs of autism, and evidence-based strategies to support families with toddlers with autism. 

Education

University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts - Speech Sciences
 

University of Alberta

Master of Science - Speech-Language Pathology

Languages

English & Cantonese

© 2020 by Cassie Tam.