I love working with our paediatric and adult clients.
I attended Speech and Drama lessons in my early years. These lessons taught me how to become an effective communicator and made me feel empowered. As a Speech Pathologist, I strive to give all of my clients that same experience.
I love the life journey that I am privileged to travel with my clients as we build a strong rapport. This forms the bridge for great therapy successes and maximises each client’s potential.
I have a special interest in working with children and adults with disabilities, many of whom have complex diagnoses affecting speech, language and behaviour alongside cognitive challenges.
Many of my clients have NDIS funding. I am also certified in “More than Words”, a Hanen program designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or social communication difficulties. My greatest role is to support my clients to reach their communication goals, alongside their supporting families and carers.
At Talkshop I work with many stuttering and voice clients. I was lucky enough to be supervised by Professor Mark Onslow while completing my Honours thesis on childhood stuttering. I particularly enjoy the relief our clients experience as they learn practical strategies to overcome the every-day challenge of communicating.
Literacy is key to speech pathology and at Talkshop, we operate a strong literacy-focused service. In the early years, children are rapidly learning to read, but they are also reading to learn. Once a week, I run our School-Based Speech Pathology Service at a local public school with a primary focus on literacy support. The in-school service allows me to collaborate with teachers and to connect the therapy learning goals with the school curriculum.
I also lead our Forestville Public School Speech Pathology Sponsorship Program. Talkshop provides a free term of speech therapy for a child nominated by the FPS teaching staff.