Maida holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Victoria, and a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of British Columbia. She has experience working with clients across the age continuum in a variety of settings, and has particular interests in speech sound production, language development, fluency, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), as well as social communication. Maida works with autistic clients from a neurodiversity-affirmative lens. She believes in supporting clients’ interests and strengths to develop communication.
Maida continues to update her practice by reading research and participating in professional development courses, such as AAC workshop “Programming with Chat Editor” and the Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSlmp). Maida is currently receiving supervision to be on the RASP list. In her spare time, Maida enjoys playing the piano, reading, bouldering, and getting outdoors.