Who I am
I am a qualified Speech Pathologist, with a Bachelor Degree in Speech Pathology. I have substantial experience supporting toddlers, children and teenagers with a varying range of diagnoses, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Muscular Dystrophy, Rett Syndrome and chromosomal conditions.
I believe in equality, inclusion, transparency and integrity, and as such, want to support people to build the skills they desire to lead a life that is meaningful to them. I achieve this through collaboration with my clients and/or their significant others, and the use of multidisciplinary practice (when required), to ensure that each person is looked at holistically and individually.
My therapy interventions include, but are not limited to the development of milestones, school participation, social communication and participation, sensory processing, emotional coping and regulation, transitions, total communication, positive behaviour support, caregiver and teacher education, trialling and prescription of assistive technology (including funding applications) and speech and language (expressive and receptive).
I am a flexible, respectful and patient individual and work consciously to be an approachable and positive advocate for clients, and the wider disability community. I uphold the National Standards for Disability Services, and the Speech Pathology Australia Code of Ethics.