Clinical Practicum Coordinator, Sessional Instructor
M.Sc., School of Audiology and Speech Sciences, UBC, 2006
B.Sc. with Honors in Psychology, U of A, 2001
Phone: (604) 822-3318
Fax: (604) 822-6569
After graduating from the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences in 2006, Cheryl began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Calgary, working with stroke clients at the Fanning Neuro Rehabilitation Unit and remained there for eight years. Here she developed strong clinical skills in the areas of aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, cognitive-communication disorders and dysphagia. She is a certified clinician in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and trained in Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA™).
For two years, Cheryl worked with school-age children at a private school for students diagnosed with a Learning Disability (Grades 2-12). It was here that she discovered the importance of collaborating with teachers regarding how to support students with phonological awareness and literacy needs. Cheryl also has a lot of experience in acute care settings and private practice.
During the past six years, a passion for student mentorship and education was ignited. Cheryl has supervised five Speech-Language Pathology students from various graduate programs in Canada. In 2012, she received the Clinical Educator of the Year award from the U of A Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
In addition to her position at UBC and to remain current with her acute care clinical skills, Cheryl provides casual coverage at Peach Arch Hospital, Langley Memorial Hospital, and Delta Hospital.
Cheryl is happy to have moved back to the West Coast with her husband, four-year old daughter and one-year old son.
Cheryl thoroughly enjoyed her introduction to teaching as a Sessional Instructor in January 2017 when she taught the Motor Speech Disorders portion of Audi 524 – Disorders of Speech Production, and was invited to teach this course again in January 2018. Cheryl also enjoys co-teaching Audi 545 – Clinical Practice and Externship Preparation and Audi 555 – Issues in Professional Practice with her colleagues on the Clinical Teaching and Coordinator Team. She particularly enjoys teaching and mentoring students in Clinical Readiness.
Along with the other members of the CTCTeam, Cheryl organizes and plans student clinical placements for the following courses:
AUDI 590 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship I
AUDI 591 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship II
AUDI 593 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship III
AUDI 594 – Speech-Language Pathology, Externship IV