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Nicky Pontin, M.Sc., RSLP

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist

I received my Masters of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia in 2002 and am a member in good standing with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C. (CSHHPBC).

I spent the first seven years of my career at a child development centre delivering community-based care to children from birth to five years with complex needs. Working with a multidisciplinary team, I gained valuable collaborative skills from professionals in other disciplines including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Supported Child Development. I transitioned to working in private practice in 2010 and expanded my services to include school-aged children up to the age of 18 years old. Over the last 10 years, I have continued to work with children with a wide variety of communication impairments including; social communication skills, speech and language delays, articulation and oral motor impairments, apraxia of speech, stuttering, and global developmental delay. I have attended multiple training workshops in Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking methodology and have extensive experience providing individual and group therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I am certified in the Compton PESL method and am happy to offer accent modification services to adults who want to improve their English pronunciation skills.

I have completed advanced training in a wide variety of methodologies including:

  • Social Thinking workshops and conferences (Michelle Garcia Winner)
  • Lidcombe program for stuttering therapy
  • Reference & Regulate (David Loyst)
  • The Compton PESL method for accent modification and pronunciation

I am a clinical educator with the University of British Columbia and remain committed to mentoring and training students in the Masters program in Speech Language Pathology.

I am a proud and long-standing member of Speech and Hearing BC (SHBC) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). I am also on the Registry for Autism Service Providers (RASP).