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Abbey Speech Language & Learning is owned and operated by Evelyn de Castro, RSLP.  She holds a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from McGill University and is Certified by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC), with accredited Professional Interests in Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC), Education & Research, and Speech, Language & Literacy Development.   She is registered with the College of Speech & Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC) and is also on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) 

 

Some of Evelyn's advanced trainings include:

  • Hanen: More than Words, It Takes Two to Talk, Learning Language & Loving It

  • LETRS: Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading Instruction

  • PROMPT (Prompt for Restructuring Oral Musculature for Phonetic Targets)

  • ReST (Rapid Syllable Transition Training) 

  • DTTC (Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing)

  • Auditory Verbal Therapy (Ontario Ministry of Heath Professional Training) 

  • Meaningful Speech Echolalia Education (on NLA Trained Clinician Registry)

  • Lidcombe Program for Stuttering

  • Sarah Ward Executive Functioning Strategies

After more than 20 years as an SLP, Evelyn remains dedicated to evidence-informed practice, public education and family-centred care.  She volunteers as an International RADLD (Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder) Ambassador and as a committee member for Canada RADLD Ambassadors, which work to raise awareness of and share resources about Developmental Language Disorder.   She draws from a diverse background of clinical experiences, but also the life experience of being a mother to two teenage sons and the many personal and professional connections she has had the privilege of making along the way.  She loves supporting children and families by providing high quality intervention services that are both fun and functional!

 

 

About Evelyn