Susan Edwards, MSc, RSLP
Susan Edwards, M.Sc., RSLP is the Director of the Victoria Voice and Swallow Clinic in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Susan works with adults and adolescents who have voice, upper airway and cognitive communication challenges.
Occupational voice users, singers or active people with aging voices may be concerned about vocal nodules, polyps, cysts, muscle tension dysphonia, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal tremor or increased effort and fatigue. Gender affirming voice therapy prioritizes client goals and vocal health.
Individuals experiencing chronic cough or sudden breathing problems that make it difficult to inhale, at rest or during exercise can regain a sense of internal control.
Susan provides flexible and rigid endoscopy with stroboscopy which allows for a clear view of vocal fold tissues, closure and vibration as part of a comprehensive voice assessment or biofeedback during treatment.
Pre and post-surgical consults are available, and Susan is a registered, insured service provider for ICBC (Insurance Corporation of British Columbia), Worksafe BC, and BCTF (BC Teachers Federation).
Susan works with clients and their networks of support to achieve optimal cognitive communication skills for life participation and their desired quality of life.
Susan recently joined the board of the Victoria Stroke Recovery Association as President, and is a past board member of Speech and Hearing BC. She enjoys local hiking, beach walks and listening to stories.
Nancy Washeim, M.Mus., M.Sc., RSLP
Nancy Washeim, M.Mus., M.Sc., RSLP is a speech-language pathologist whose expertise and passion for voice go back nearly two decades through the field of music and vocal performance. Her experience encompasses working with clients with aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, dysphagia, fluency, chronic refractory cough, paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM), and voice rehabilitation.
Nancy believes in the importance of providing holistic care that considers the client and family’s specific needs and overall quality of life.
She has enjoyed living across Canada and abroad, and remains active in the musical community, working with vocalists and performing. She is passionate about the field of speech language pathology and collaborating with her fellow SLPs. Nancy can usually be found hiking the Sooke hills with her family, gardening and collecting eggs from her heritage hens, or cooking up a storm!
Nancy is a registered member of the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC, a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, Speech & Hearing BC, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Andrea Tabaka M.SLP, RSLP is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with experience working in a variety of medical settings for over 10 years.
Andrea enjoys working with clients and their families to help achieve their goals in regards to their swallowing, speech, language, and fluency. She has experience completing Flexible Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing and Voice (FEESV) to better evaluate clients swallowing, cough and vocal cord movement.
Andrea is an active hiker and kayaker and enjoys spending her time exploring beautiful British Columbia as well as travelling internationally.
Andrea is registered through the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia, and is a member of Speech and Audiology Canada.