Sandy Taylor


Clinical Coordinator & Clinical Associate Professor
Speech Language Pathology

B.A., Speech Sciences, UBC (1991), M.Sc. Audiology and Speech Sciences UBC (1993)


Phone: (604) 827-4485
Fax: (604) 822-6569

Clinical Interests

My areas of interest include clinical education and preschool speech and language disorders. I work for Vancouver Coastal Health in the Richmond clinic providing speech and language services to preschool children and their families. I have a particular interest in Selective Mutism in preschoolers. We support student placements in speech language pathology and audiology. In addition, our team provides interprofessional observations to medical students & psychiatry residents/staff.

At UBC, I co-teach an introductory course in assessment of preschool children. As part of the team of clinical coordinators, I arrange externships for speech-language pathology & audiology students in the community. Through this process, I connect with the speech-language pathologists and sites that generously provide these clinical experiences for our program.


AUDI 547A – Directed Studies – Clinical Practice Lecture/Lab
This course is for speech-language pathology graduate students and is an introduction to the clinical practice of: (1) language sampling elicitation and transcription; (2) standardized test selection and administration; and (3) report writing. Content and activities of this course are coordinated with AUDI 571 Developmental Language Disorders, and offer additional opportunity for the application of clinical knowledge and information specific to preschool-aged children. Class size is 24 students, with both lectures & labs. I co-teach this course with other community speech-language pathologists and/or UBC Clinical Coordinators.

AUDI 545 – Clinical Practice and Externship Preparation
This course prepares Year I SLP and Audiology students for their clinical externships in community settings. Class size is 34 students, with lectures, guest speakers, & clinical practice activities. I co-teach this course with the other UBC Clinical Coordinators.

Clinical Externship Courses:
The SLP Clinical Coordinators arrange & place students into externships with Clinical Faculty in the community. We support both the clinicians and students throughout the learning process.

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