Early Intervention Staff

 

Jackie D.
Clinical Coordinator/Physiotherapist

How long have you worked here?:

25 years

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Working with families and children every day brings new challenges.  Feeling inspired and the huge variety of roles involved in this job keep it interesting.

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Pookie - The White Rabbit with Wings

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Christmas  - sitting by the fire in pajamas on Christmas morning. I love the lights, the trees.... Feeling grateful for family and friends.

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

A mixture of lemon & vanilla ice cream with a chocolate "Flake" bar in the middle. 

 

 

 

Anjee R.P. 
Registered Psychologist

Past work history:

Worked in schools and community agengies doing assessments and providing counselling, parent and behaviorial support to families.

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

I enjoy the staff I work with.  I love the team approach.  I also enjoy working withthe parents and children. It feels good knowing you are trying and wanting to make a positive difference. 

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

American Thanksgiving:  I get to go home to the States, hang out with familty, watch football, then kick off the Christmas season with Black Friday and Christmas decorating on the weekend!

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

I'm weird, I guess - I actually don't like ice cream (or cake!) at all.  I had "pudding cakes" growing up. :)

 

 

 

Kate S.
Speech-Language Pathologist
Shadi A.
Coordinator, Speech Language Pathology
Dan C.
Physical Therapist

Education/Credentials: 

M.Sc. in Speech-Language Pathology; Registered SLP with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of BC; Certified SLP by Speech-Language + Audiology Canada

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Seeing children have a sense of pride when they realize that they've acquired a new skills.  The hop in their step, the puff of their chest, of the "I can do this!" face are all priceless. 

 

Favourite book when you were young?

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

I'm Iranian and the Iranian New Year marks the first day of spring.  I think of my family and loved ones during the New Year, and love seeing all the new buds and leaves begin to grow. 

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Chocolate and hazelnut frozen yogurt, with berries, nuts and coconut flakes on top.

 

 

 

Schooling/Credentials:

Backelor of Education; Masters of Science, Physiotherapy

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Helping kids develop motor skills through play.

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day - mountain biking is a great way to get kids exercising and connecting with nature. 

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Double chocolate peanut butter ice cream sandwich

 

 

 

Past work history:

Worked with preschool and school-aged children, as a Speech-Language Pathologist, for 8 years.

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Every day I get to play, sing songs and have fun!

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Maggie Muggins

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Thanksgiving, because there is always pumpkin pie, and no obligation to buy presents - just spend time with family.

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Anything with strawberries!

 

 

 

Arianne C.
Speech-Language Pathologist
Lori S.
Occupational Therapist

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Margie C.
Speech-Language Pathologist

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