Brianna Wood, M.Sc., RSLP
Brianna has been practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2010. She worked at Semiahmoo Speech Services in Surrey for 5 years and has worked part-time in the Surrey School District since 2015. Brianna launched her company, Let’s Chat Speech & Language Services, in 2015.
Brianna is passionate about helping young children develop into confident and successful communicators. She has experience working with children ages 2-19 in the following areas: articulation, early language development, stuttering, selective mutism, alternative and augmentative communication (AAC), and social-pragmatic skills. She also has experience working with adults in the areas of voice therapy, accent reduction and stuttering.
Brianna is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) and specializes in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Brianna has worked one-on-one as well as led social groups with children with ASD. She has experience using the Go Talk Now and Touch Chat communication apps on the iPad with children who benefit from an alternative form of communication.
Brianna is always seeking new evidence-based treatment strategies and staying current with the latest research on the areas of treatment she provides.
Education & Continued Learning
November 2017, Vancouver, BC - Hosted by AnxietyBC
Selective Mutism - Advanced Strategies for Professionals
Speakers: Dr. Annie Simpson & Dr. Rosalind Catchpole
October 2017, Burnaby, BC
ISTAR's Comprehensive Stuttering Program for School-Age Children: Making Progress with a Focus on Severe and Complex Cases.
Speaker: Elizabeth Haynes
May 2017, Surrey BC - Conducted by The Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium
The Lidcombe Program - a 2 day workshop to become certified in a behavioural treatment for young children who stutter.
Speakers: Martin Nevdahl & Gissella Santayana
November 2016, Vancouver, BC
Faster than a Speeding Bullet: iPads in Autism Intervention
Speaker: Brenda Fossett
August 2016, Vancouver, BC
Master Class – Exploring Key Social Communications Concepts through Hands-On Activities
Social Thinking – Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies
Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner & Pamela Crooke
September 2015, Hosted online by AnxietyBC: RBC Children’s Mental Health Project
Selective Mutism: Giving Kids a Voice
Online Lecture Speaker: Dr. Annie Simpson, PhD
March 2015, Surrey, BC
Understanding Sensory Processing, Promoting Self-Regulation
Speaker: Marc Landry, Occupational Therapist
September 2014, Richmond, BC
1st Annual Canadian Social Thinking ® Providers Conference: Applying Social Thinking and Teaching Executive Function Skills: Where, When, How and with Whom?
Speakers: Joanne Gerenser, Sarah Ward, Michelle Garcia Winner, & Pamela Crooke
June 2014, Symbiosis Pediatric Therapy Clinic, Surrey, BC
Raising A Sensory Smart Child: Helping Your Child With Sensory Processing Issues
April 2014, Webinar organized by MomsFightingAutism.com
Thriving from Adolescence To Adulthood with Autism, Preparing for Independence and Growth
Speaker: Chantal Sicile-Kira
May 2013, Vancouver, BC
Teaching Social Thinking Through Stories & Play for Preschool and Early Elementary School
Speakers: Kari Palmer & Ryan Hendrix
October 2012, UBC Campus
ABA and SLP: Supporting Collaboration for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
April 2012, Vancouver, BC
ACTS 8th Annual Focus on Research
Early Start Denver Model – Its Origins, Research, and Contributions to Early Intervention in Autism
Focus on Early Identification – Lessons from the Baby Sibs Project
Best Practices in Early Intervention – Helping Families Build the “Team”
Speakers: Laurie Vismara, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, & Karen Bopp
March 2012, Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation Centre, Surrey, BC
Positive Behaviour Support: Supporting Individuals with Challenging Behaviours Workshop
September 2011, Kelowna, BC
Teaching Social Thinking Conference
Keynote: Michelle Garcia Winner