Speech Pathologist

I graduated from Australian Catholic University where I earned a Bachelor of Speech Pathology, along with various awards such as the Executive Dean Commendation and the Family Based Care scholarship. 

I have over 14 years experience working with infants and children in private homes, childcare centres, preschools, primary schools and high schools in a range of roles such as Early Childhood Teacher, Sign Language Teacher and Learning Support Officer for children with additional learning needs or disabilities. 

In Speech Pathology, I have experience in community health providing holistic and family centred assessment and intervention for speech, language, fluency, feeding and swallowing and social skills to children aged 0-5. I am Hanen It Takes Two To Talk certified and aim to empower and support parents in facilitating interaction and language development. I have also worked in primary schools providing engaging individual, group and whole class sessions targeting receptive and expressive language along with speech. For this age group I have also run social skills groups. In sessions I use play and games, children learn more when they are having fun!

Along with my extensive paediatric experience, I also enjoy working with adults. I have experience working in the acute and hospital outpatient setting assessing and treating Dysphagia, Aphasia and Dysarthria. I also had the privilege of working at an accent modification clinic where I was able to work with adults from a range of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, assisting them with their goals to be understood and more confident speaking in different contexts. I aim to provide a service that is empathetic, motivating and uniquely tailored to the individual’s needs. 

Some fun facts: I am a third generation sign language (Auslan) user as I come from a Deaf family, I am very passionate about Deaf culture and history! I also love travelling, I have lived overseas three times and am a big foodie!.