Our Team

Eleven speech-language pathologists (SLPs) contract their services to Columbia, in addition to company founder Wendy Duke.  All SLPs are registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC), and are members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and Speech and Hearing BC (SHBC).

Kathy Yoshida, M.Sc., RSLP – Consultant Speech-Language Pathologist

Areas of practice: adult brain injury rehabilitation, cognitive-communication impairment, social communication

Locations served: Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, North Surrey, and North Delta

  • Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, University of British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria

Kathy believes that communication is a human necessity – a fundamental part of life. She personally witnessed the tragedy of language loss after her grandparent’s stroke and wanted to learn how this loss could be turned around. Since then, she has found the broad scope of her field fascinating. Kathy’s clinical teaching includes supervising graduate students from UBC and other universities.

Kathy’s areas of practice are adult and children’s therapy in acquired brain injury rehabilitation, including providing aphasia group treatment for a portion of the year. She has a special talent and sensitivity for working with teenagers with brain injury. Kathy also provides medical-legal assessments and, along with Karen Salamon, has developed and runs the social communication group program for adults with brain injuries.

Kathy is available to see clients in Vancouver, North Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, North Surrey, and North Delta.

Columbia Speech & Language Services Inc.



PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE MOVED! We are now located at #507 -1755 West Broadway.