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.