Donna was trained as a Speech-Language Pathologist and practiced as an SLP for 28 years until May 1, 2019. She is now the Director & Special Educational/Family Consultant for Therapy 4 Kids Okanagan and Vancouver Language Therapy 4 Kids. Donna is tremendously passionate about her work and believes that family education is critical in the overall progress of a child's social, emotional and academic development.
As the Founder of Therapy 4 Kids Okanagan and Vancouver Language Therapy for Kids, Donna also coordinates all of the Registered Speech-Language Pathologists, Communicative Disorders Assistants, Communication Health Assistants, Special Education Assistants, Tutors, Occupational Therapists, Kinesiologists, and Rehabilitation Assistants on the team. She is responsible for organizing parent and community educational workshops, community outreach and coordination with other service providers.
Donna obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Trent University (Peterborough, Ontario) and a Masters of Science Degree in Speech Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 1992. After 18 years of clinical practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist, she founded Vancouver Language Therapy for Kids. During her time as an SLP, her experience focused primarily with preschool and school aged children in variety of settings including children's treatment centres (Fraser Valley CDC, Erinoak Children's Treatment Centre in Ontario) and for 10 years at a specialized language intervention centre in Vancouver for chNildren with primary language delays / disorders and language-based learning difficulties.
Donna's areas of focus as a Special Educational & Family Consultant is Emerging Executive Functioning and Family Support. Her approach is based on a strong foundation in neuroscience and years of experience dealing with educational issues and ADHD/ASD.
Rob graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2000. He has had a wide range of experiences over the last 21 years which include; working at GF Strong in the Spinal Cord Injury Program, working at Penticton Regional Hospital, working at the Child Development Centre in Penticton and at Emerge OT, a private practice he founded in 2016.
Rob has an incredible amount of dedication to the students he works with. He has a very creative and engaging approach in his work with the children. Rob is certified in PEERS and Learning Without Tears.
Rob is an avid cyclist, rock climber and skier and is very interested in helping children, teens and adults functionally participate in activities both within their school and community. His wealth of knowledge and engaging personality serves him well in his work with students as well as their families.
Natasha is a speech language pathologist with 10 years of experience. She graduated with her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Alberta. She has spent much of her career working with children on speech, language and literacy skills to support academic success.
She has been trained in effective methods for identifying and treating Dyslexia and other language-based learning disorders. Natasha is currently one of 2 National Trainers for Lively Letters in Canada.
She integrates a number of approaches based on the needs of the individual child.
In addition, she works with children on mild to severe speech sound disorders. She is a trained member of the International Association for Orofacial Myology and helps individuals with myofunctional disorders. She is trained in Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing (DTTC) and continues with training from Apraxia Kids to serve children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Morgan grew up in the Okanagan and is happy to return after studying Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She was part of the 2021 graduating class, has earned her M.Sc. in S-LP, and is fully licensed by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
Morgan enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities, and being a part of their progress and success. She has extra experience with autistic children, and continues to enjoy this work. She is additionally on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP). Morgan trained with the Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research (ISTAR) and is also Lidcombe trained.
In her spare time, Morgan enjoys hiking with her dog, attending fitness classes, and spending time with friends and family.
Brett was born and raised in Penticton B.C and moved to Calgary Alberta where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2019. Brett is a registered Kinesiologist and is provincially licensed by the BC Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).
Brett brings a breadth of experience with autism and a particular interest in trauma informed care to her work with children. Brett enjoys being a part of a multidisciplinary team, and wants the opportunity in her career to help individuals reach their full potential, helping them achieve confidence and independence in their own lives.
In her spare time, Brett enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Becca was born and raised in Prince Edward Island and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2018. Becca moved to the Okanagan in 2019 as a way to explore more of what Canada has to offer! She is currently registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia.
As an Occupational Therapist, Becca has worked with people of all ages and in a variety of settings, but is most passionate about paediatric therapy. Becca enjoys working with families and schools to promote children’s development and independence with activities that are important to them. She loves to show how play and engagement with everyday tasks can be used in a therapeutic way.
Outside of work, Becca enjoys exploring the Okanagan, cooking and baking, spending time with friends, and learning new skills such as skiing and curling.
Jenn has lived and worked in the Okanagan for 20 years, and is excited to be with T4K. She achieved her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, and has additionally become a Certified Educational Assistant. She has experience working as a behaviour interventionist and academic support worker. Jenn has a keen interest in working with children with executive function and social and emotional regulation needs.
In her spare time, Jenn enjoys spending time with her family, training her puppy, and being in her backyard gardening and tending to her chickens.