Submitted by Krystle Yeung, Communications and Public Affairs

"We work with children who have communication difficulties, ranging from being a late talker to significant speech or sound production. By sharing information and techniques, families realize they have the power to support their child. To me that’s huge."

"I’ve been with Fraser Health for 25 years, even before it was called Fraser Health. I grew up in New Westminster, did my undergrad at the University of Alberta and my Master of Clinical Science in Communicative Disorders at the University of Western Ontario.

I’ve known since high school that speech pathology was where I wanted to go. A family friend worked in the field and I found it so interesting. We work with children (birth to age five) who have some sort of communication difficulty, ranging from being a late talker to significant speech/sound production and language challenges to social communication difficulties. We try to empower families. By sharing information and techniques, they realize they have the power to support their child. To me that’s huge.

I’m an avid reader and on my commute I listen to podcasts like “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” I find so much of what she says can apply to work and life. I live with my husband, two grown kids and our two dogs: a poodle named Ralph and an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog named Talula. It’s great having dogs – my husband and kids do most of the work, I just get to enjoy them."

- Seema Manhas, Clinical Practice Leader, Speech Language Pathologist, Fraser North

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