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  • Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. Vancouver BC.Canada
  • Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. Vancouver BC.Canada
  • Columbia Speech and Language Services Inc. Vancouver BC.Canada
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Improving Communication Throughout Your Life.

Social Communication Group for adults with acquired brain injuries

Starting October 2019!

Do you know a young adult or an adult

with a brain injury who is being "left behind"?


Brain injury can cause:

  • difficulty choosing appropriate topics or “reading” others’ body language
  • conversation that is overly personal or disinhibited; lack of “filter”
  • inability to judge when and how to enter/exit a conversation
  • lack of awareness of the message they are projecting via tone of voice or facial expression, or of another person’s point of view

These social communication impairments can lead to difficulty reintegrating into work, college or social circles. Two of our speech-language pathologists, Kathy Yoshida and Karen Salamon, have developed this group program after observing these difficulties throughout their many years of working in the field of acquired brain injury.

This program is designed for people with a brain injury who:

  • Are age 18 and older
  • Have been living with these difficulties for at least one year (no upper limit)
  • Are independent for self-care
  • Are currently attempting to work, volunteer, or attend school or community-based programs (these pursuits need not be full time)
  • Are willing to carry out practice activities outside of the group
  • Wish to increase their social success
  • Have sufficient communication skills for group participation
  • Ideally have a person (family/friend/care aid) who will assist them in carrying out practice activities and serve as a coach
  • Are likely to benefit from the program (as judged by the speech-language pathologists running the program, through a screening process.

We are now taking registrations for our 2019-2020 program. For more information, please call 604-875-9100 or email

As a result of the current COVID19 situation, we are not yet certain when we will be offering the next session; please check back or contact us at


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