Speech Pathologist

Chipo is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist with a B.Sc. in Speech Language Pathology from University of Cape Town. She has extensive experience working as a paediatric Speech Pathologist and in Early Intervention in both Australia and Zimbabwe, assessing and providing intervention for children and teenagers with a broad range of communication and learning difficulties including Austism Spectrum Disorders, Global Developmental Delay and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has worked in hospitals, schools, private practice, community health, specialist early intervention services, and kindergartens/child care centres. In New Zealand and Zimbabwe Chipo’s work experience included working with adults presenting with disorders such as progressive neurodegenerative diseases impacting their communication, voice, feeding and swallowing.

In pursuit of clinical excellence, Chipo is constantly updating her skills through training and workshops. She completed the BLADES Framework for language therapy, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), training for paediatric feeding problems and is certified in the Hanen programs It Takes Two To Talk. Chipo’s passion for speech pathology is backed by more than 15 years of matching experience working collaboratively with families to support the inclusion of children and adults with speech, language, social and pragmatic skills disorders. Her training in Strengths based practice, Key Worker Training, Trauma and Violence informed practice and Family Partnership Training ensures a unique family participation and empowerment. As part of community engagement Chipo has sat on the Board for Wavecare Counselling and the Victorian Multicultural Commission’s Regional Advisory Council for the Eastern Metropolitan Region in Melbourne.

Telehealth days: Monday & Thursday

Additional language: Shona,French,Xhosa,Zulu