Lizette has extensive experience working with preschool children and school-aged students with a variety of speech and language needs, developmental disabilities and syndromes. Lizette’s main areas of clinical interest include early language delay, articulation, working on social communication with children with autism spectrum disorder as well as working with clients who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She also enjoys working with adults with aphasia and has previously been involved with aphasia groups. Lizette strongly values working together with families, clients and other professionals throughout the assessment and therapy process in order to ensure goals and activities are functional and meaningful. Lizette brings additional skills and insights from her previous experiences as a student support worker/educational assistant in the schools and as a behaviour interventionist to provide a well-rounded approach to speech therapy.
Lizette is certified in the Hanen “More Than Words” program for parents of children with autism or social pragmatic disorders, the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program for parents of children with language delays and the Hanen "TalkAblility" program for parents of verbal children on the autism spectrum. She has received training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) as well as training around a variety of AAC topics, approaches, apps and Social Thinking concepts. Lizette is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist through the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC). She is certified by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and is a member of Speech and Hearing BC. Lizette is also on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP).