Becca Yu

 MA, CCC-SLP, RSLP

Founder/Owner, Mom, SLP

I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and I am now a resident of the Tri-cities. I enjoy crocheting, hiking, attempts at gardening and exploring beautiful BC with my husband, two boys, and dog, Lucy.  I have work with children with special needs since 2005. I have experience as a behaviour interventionist and has worked as an SLP in both the public and private practice. 

 

As a SLP, I am very passionate about working with children to develop their fullest communication potential and has special interests in augmentative and alternative communication, bilingual language development, feeding disorders and executive functioning. I am passionate about the collaboration and integration of services between service providers and health professionals, early detection and intervention for children and advocacy for access to timely services. 

 

My philosophy is that everyone has the right to communication whether it be with their voice, technology and anything in between. I believe that success is empowering the person and their loved ones to be strong advocates for themselves through education.

Public Engagements

  • BC government annual budget consultation

  • Speech and Hearing BC webinar

  • Capilano University

  • UBC

  • BCASLPA annual conference 2016

  • Fairchild Radio

  • Edutalks

  • CBC On the Coast radio

  • CKNW new radio

  • The Commentary.ca with Joseph Planta

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University in Chicago.  

Languages

  • English

  • Cantonese (speaking only)

Experience

My experience and continuing education includes, but is not limited to:

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Hanen It Takes Two to Talk

  • Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) - Words for Life

  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) - Feeding Approach

  • Sarah Ward Executive Functioning Strategies

 

I also have experience with ABA, ESDM, PRT, ReST, DTTC, aided language stimulation and social thinking. I have worked extensively with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

Affiliations

  • Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)

  • Member of Speech and Hearing BC

  • Director of Public Education for Speech and Hearing BC (October 2016 - current)

  • Co-chair of 2016 BCASLPA (now Speech and Hearing BC) Conference

  • Greater Vancouver Regional District Representative for BCASLPA (October 2015 - October 2016)

  • Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP)

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

Geographical areas served

  • Port Coquitlam

  • Coquitlam

  • Port Moody

  • New Westminster

  • Pitt Meadows

  • Maple Ridge (west)