Who We Are

Our mission is to improve speech and communication skills so that our clients feel confident, included, and successful in all parts of their lives. If you are looking to improve your own communication or that of a loved one, we are here to help.
We are ready for the journey with you...

Strong communication skills are essential to live a happy and productive life in a world that is becoming increasingly interactive through technology.  We must communicate well to succeed in school and work, and also to make friends and feel close to our loved ones.Our clients come to us with exceptional ways of communicating. 

Some stutter, some are delayed in their language development, some have thick accents, and some have difficulty understanding the subtle nuances of social interaction. Any one of these exceptional ways of communicating can leave a person feeling that they are at a disadvantage, or even feeling isolated, lonely and frustrated.

Qualifications:

James Burden, MSc, RSLP

Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology granted by the University of British Columbia. Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology granted by Simon Fraser University. Registered as a speech-language pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia Member of the BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Member of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Experiencce:

Exceptional Speech and Language Services. James continues to treat clients for stuttering, social communication, learning challenges, literacy, auditory disorders and language delays. He now also provides accent reduction services. Two and a half years with Avery Fluency Services. James treated adult, youth and child clients for a variety of speech disorders, including stuttering, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), social communication difficulties resulting from ASD and other learning challenges, literacy acquisition, auditory processing disorders, and language delays. Two years with the West Vancouver School District. James worked with teachers and students, evaluating and reporting on student’s abilities and recommending on-going treatment for speech and language disorders, primarily in relation to speech articulation and literacy acquisition. One year with Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults (CAYA). CAYA is a BC Provincial Resource Program that supports adults aged 19 years and older who require an augmentative or alternative communication (AAC) system due to a severe communication disability. James worked with clients whose speech was not functional for daily communication, evaluating their abilities, recommending assistive devices, and training clients and caregivers in their use.