Amber Stansbury

MA, SLP(C), RSLP

I was born and raised by two teachers in sunny California. My husband and I relocated to Vancouver two years ago and immediately felt right at home in the Vancouver community. I enjoy training for half marathons and triathlons, baking bread and cookies, eating my husband’s home-cooked meals from his Abuelita’s cookbook (my favorite is his enchiladas suizas), and drinking coffee on my patio.  


I received my Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Austin with an emphasis in bilingualism and multiculturalism. I am registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia and certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada. A breadth of training in Mexico, Guatemala, the States, and Canada has allowed me to gain the practical knowledge needed to effectively provide speech and language therapy to children from various linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Clinically, I have worked with children diagnosed with a range of speech and language disorders, including Developmental Language Disorder, Speech Sound Disorders, Down Syndrome, Fluency Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also have experience working closely with teachers and educational assistants and with small groups of school-aged children. Sessions with me frequently involve reading books, playing with toys, visual schedules, and parent involvement. I have previous experience as a researcher in the field and strive to provide services that align with current research and best practices while incorporating family values. Areas of specific interest include bilingualism, Spanish language development, literacy, and working in a school setting. I provide services in both Spanish and English.
 

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Geographical areas served

  • Vancouver

  • Burnaby

  • New Westminster

  • Coquitlam

Honours and Awards

  • Project Access to Language and Literacy Scholarship (2017) funded through the US Department of Education.

  • Sally Paul Fellowship (Fall 2016), for clinical and academic promise at the graduate level.

  • Fulbright Student Researcher Grantee (August 2015-June 2016), to conduct research focused on children with language disorders and delays in Mexico at Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.

  • Hanson Summer Service Scholarship (Summer 2014), to research child language development in Guatemala for undergraduate thesis.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Spanish from the University of Redlands in Relands, California

  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Bilingual/Multicultural certificate from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish

Experience

  • Interprofessional collaboration with BCBAs, OTs, Psychologists, pediatricians, educational assistants and teachers

  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) for Apraxia of Speech

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communcation (AAC) including core boards, PECS, TouchChat, LAMP, Proloquo2Go

  • Individualized Education Plans

  • Telehealth

  • Research

Affiliations

  • Completing the Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Certified by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Member of Speech and Hearing BC

  • Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP)

  • Registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC)