Alex Minaker MSc
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist
Originally from Ontario, Alex made her home here in Vancouver in 2011. She fell deeply in love with the city, the people, and the outdoors. She has a MSc of Speech-Language Pathology from UBC, and has enjoyed working in Vancouver and the North Shore with people from all walks of life.
She has experience working with school-aged children as an SLP, a support staff, and an aunt! She also has practiced in acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, and community rehab with adults. She specializes particularly in working with adults with acquired brain injuries (e.g., strokes, brain tumours), and with alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). She is a clinical instructor for the UBC Speech-Language Pathology program.
She is passionate about communication (verbal and otherwise), and she believes in approaching therapy with a holistic perspective. She believes that therapy should be client-centered, focusing on your goals and what is important to you, including the opportunities to involve loved ones in your communication journey! She is passionate about providing communication partner training/support and education alongside evidence-based practice.