Shira Meltzer, R-SLP

Shira Meltzer, R-SLP is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She is the founder of True North Speech and has provided speech & language therapy services to children of all ages for almost 20 years.

Shira graduated from Queens College with a bachelor’s degree in speech pathology. She then earned a master’s degree in speech/language pathology from Lehman College (NYC). After working in a preschool setting for several years, Shira entered private practice. In 2010 she opened City Speech Centre in Vancouver, BC, which grew into a thriving practice. In 2020, Shira founded True North Speech.

Shira speaks English and some Spanish. Her specialties include: speech sound therapy, tongue/lip/jaw strengthening, and language therapy for children who have autism or other challenges.

Melissa Kinsman, R-SLP

Melissa Kinsman, R-SLP, is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She has been providing speech & language therapy services to preschool and school aged children for 5 years. She recently moved to BC from Alberta to be closer to the mountains & to pursue more time outdoors.
She graduated from the University of Alberta with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Melissa’s areas of practice include: speech sound therapy, language therapy, social communication, and treatment for fluency, including the Lidcombe Program and fluency shaping & modification techniques.