OUR COMPANY

Communicate Speech Pathology was founded in 2004 by our director, Emily Joseph. Since this date, we have developed a reputation for providing comprehensive mobile Speech Pathology services to paediatric and adult clients Sydney-wide, Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra, Queanbeyan, Central Coast, Melbourne, Tamworth, Batemans Bay.

We are Sydney’s largest provider of home and school based therapy sessions covering more than 440 suburbs.  We developed our mobile service to give our clients access to therapy in an environment in which they feel most comfortable and where generalisation of new skills can best occur.

It gives us great satisfaction to service our clients, for many of whom therapy and assessment services would typically be out of reach.

Our Speech Pathologists work closely with families, teachers, carers and other professionals to ensure the communication needs of our clients are fully met. We collaborate with important people in the child’s or adult’s life to develop and implement therapy goals.

We have worked in over 170 different day care centres, pre-schools, primary schools, high-schools and supported work places. We have screened the speech and language skills of more than 6500 children. Our Speech Pathologists have completed over 50,000 speech therapy sessions.

For further information about our services or company please contact us on 02 9328 3444 or via our contact form


OUR VISION

“It is our mission at Communicate Speech Pathology to enrich the lives of all adults and children in our community through the recognition and development of their abilities. To enable all clients to access the therapy best suited to their needs and to engage and inspire our community to support them in this endeavour.”


OUR TEAM

At Communicate Speech Pathology we employ highly capable therapists who care deeply about their work and strive to go above and beyond for their clients. Each member of the team is chosen not only for their technical skills but also for their passionate commitment to improving the lives of people with communication disorders.

Our speech therapists are fully qualified professionals who have completed their training in Speech Pathology at Universities across Australia. Each therapist is a Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and participates in their Professional Self-Regulation Program. At Communicate, we are dedicated to keeping our professional knowledge up to date so that we can provide the highest possible level of care to our clients.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Emily has worked with children and adults with Communication disorders for over 14 years. Trained at the University of Sydney, she has extensive experience and expertise in the area of special needs, in particular working with children and young adults with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and Down Syndrome.

Emily has worked in Europe and Australia in both public and private settings where she has developed an excellent reputation for her strong commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities. Emily has treated hundreds of clients across Sydney and worked with and trained teaching staff in over 65 different day-care, pre-school and school settings.

As a mother, Emily understands and appreciates the difficulties faced by many of our parents and provides an empathetic and supportive approach to empower them in every way possible throughout the therapy process. The mobility of the team provides a unique model of service delivery that allows clients to receive treatment in the comfort and familiarity of their school or home environment.

Jessie joined the Communicate Speech Pathology Team in 2015, with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from The University of Newcastle. Jessie has gained experience working with both children and adults; specifically, clients with Autism, developmental delays, aphasia and dysphagia.

Jessie has worked closely with Emily Joseph during this time on a variety of projects, including speech pathology in schools programs, NDIS management and delivery of professional development programs in order to ensure our clients receive individualised therapy that meets all their needs. To ensure this, Jessie collaborates with clients and caregivers as well as a variety of schools, day care centres, non-government organisations, government organisations and corporate partners.

Jessie has extensive experience managing speech therapists and strives to ensure that our team are serving our clients to the best of their ability. Jessie is constantly aiming to go above and beyond for our clients and is dedicated to continually improving our standard of care to not only meet client expectations, but to exceed them. Jessie is able to be reached at gm@communicatespeech.com.au.

SPEECH PATHOLOGY TEAM

A certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia, Georgina graduated as the Dean’s Scholar Medal Winner of her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology at Sydney University. Georgina has over six years of experience in assessment and management of a wide range of communication and sensory disorders, developmental delays and acquired difficulties, including Phonological (speech-sound) difficulties, stuttering, Apraxia, and intellectual disabilities.

A former copywriter and producer, Georgina is a compassionate and collaborative clinician who is committed to cutting-edge speech therapy practice and on-going research, training and professional development. Strengths focused, the principles of family-centred care, neuroplasticity and motor-learning inform and inspire all her work.

Passionate about the community and disability sector, Georgina also has experience facilitating educational and transition plans, social-skills groups and school-readiness programs. Georgina has presented communication, play and literacy programs training to workplaces, schools, day care centres and preschools from the inner-west to the south-west of Sydney.

Georgina’s speech therapy sessions are always active and creative but first and foremost, therapeutic. Georgina strives to go above and beyond to make her client’s therapy engaging, effective, functional and relevant to individual communication and learning needs.

Ashley graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours).

She has clinical experience in working with adults; delivering assessment and management across areas of motor speech, language, cognitive communication and swallowing.

Ashley also has experience working with paediatric clients across the educational lifespan in mainstream and special school educational settings, across areas of speech, language, fluency, literacy and multimodal communication. Ashley is passionate about undertaking a collaborative, holistic and individualised approach to therapy, in order to work towards ensuing the best possible therapy outcomes. Ashley is a multilingual therapist who is proficient in English, Mandarin, and Malay.

Brianna graduated from Australian Catholic University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with an Executive Dean’s Commendation. Brianna has gained experience working with individuals across the lifespan through her studies, clinical placements and volunteer work at Primary Schools.

Brianna is passionate about providing family centred care and believes working closely with families and the community is essential in achieving goals. Brianna has experience working with adults; providing assessments and management across the areas of speech, language, voice and swallowing.

In addition, Brianna has experience working with children with complex disabilities in the areas of speech, language, voice, literacy and multimodal communication. Brianna is a motivated and empathetic clinician with a passion for providing wholistic strength-based intervention through fun and engaging sessions.

Melissa is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated with a Masters of Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Sydney. She is also trained in Key Word Sign and Voicecraft techniques.

With a passion for working with both children and adults, Melissa finds great joy in working collaboratively with her clients to provide them with quality, evidence-based care. Melissa has gained experience in providing assessment and therapy to children and adults with speech, language, literacy, swallowing, voice and stuttering concerns. She has also provided group-based language and literacy therapy and parent training for parents of children with a disability.

Melissa also has previous experience as a Cerebral Palsy Alliance ‘transition to work’ volunteer, helping to improve the self-confidence and independence of young adults with a range of intellectual, physical and behavioural disabilities. Melissa is always finding ways to make therapy enjoyable, motivating and most of all functional to every individual’s needs.

Zoe received her degree from the University of Queensland’s Master’s program in Speech and Language Pathology. She has also completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Griffith University.  

Zoe has a special interest in school-aged and adult communication fostered by her experience working with children and adults in the areas of speech, language, literacy, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and swallowing. She has applied her knowledge and skills in these areas to provide services in a range of settings, including acute and rehabilitative hospitals, schools, community health and private clinics.

Zoe is a driven and empathic clinician who is dedicated to empowering children and adults with complex communication needs.  As a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia, Zoe is committed to providing evidence-based speech pathology services, tailored to the individual strengths, needs and interests of her clients. She has completed additional training in Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk, and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and is committed to ongoing professional development. 

Zoe strongly believes that therapy should be both functional and engaging, and that a strong working relationship with clients and their carers is necessary for achieving the best outcomes. Zoe aims to continue providing quality speech pathology services and a warm and supportive learning environment for her clients across Fairfield and the Greater Western Suburbs.

Mica graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the Australian Catholic University. During her studies and clinical placements, Mica has gained experience working with both children and adults who present with a variety of communication and/or swallowing disorders.

Mica is passionate about making a difference in the community and believes that working closely with the client is essential in achieving goals. Mica continually takes a client-centred approach when working with clients, ensuring that therapy sessions are functional, meaningful and fun.

Using an evidence-based approach, she is able to create unique goals that are specifically tailored to the client and their needs. Mica’s confident and approachable demeanour enables her to develop strong relationships with clients, families and teachers, whereby a sense of trust and collaboration is established. Mica enjoys learning new things from clients and their support network, to further develop her own clinical knowledge and skills.

Josephine is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of Sydney. She is trained in Voicecraft techniques and is able to deliver services using fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin. 

Josephine gained broad clinical experiences in working with adults across acute and rehabilitative hospital settings to assess and manage a variety of communication and swallowing disorders resulting from stroke and neurodegenerative conditions. 

She has also gained extensive experience working with children across mainstream, remote and special educational support settings to manage difficulties with speech, language, literacy, social skills, voice and multi-modal communication. As a former art teacher, Josephine is a warm, empathetic and innovative speech pathologist dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their full potential through delivering therapy that is fun, engaging and meaningful to everyday function. She is currently working to provide quality services based on current best evidence in the North Shore and Inner West areas. 

Laura is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the Australian Catholic University. She is passionate about delivering effective evidence-based intervention to her clients and is committed to ongoing professional development to keep her clinical skills up to date with current research.

Laura is an engaging and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist who loves to work with both children and adults of all ages. She works collaboratively with clients and families to tailor intervention in order to achieve the best possible outcomes from therapy. Laura has experience working with a range of clients in different settings including the disability sector, schools and aged care. She especially enjoys working on speech, language and literacy difficulties with kids in a fun and appealing way.

Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the Australian
Catholic University, and prior to this completed a Bachelor of Speech, Hearing and Language Sciences at Macquarie.

Olivia loves working with both adults and children and has gained experience providing assessment and therapy with both children and adults across a range of practice areas including; speech, language, fluency, voice and swallowing. Her creative and adaptable approach to therapy caters to her client’s individual and unique needs, while her approachable and compassionate nature enables her to create strong relationships with her clients and their families.

As a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia, Olivia has a strong commitment to her own professional development and is eager to continually develop her knowledge and clinical skills.

Olivia aims to deliver collaborative, engaging, functional and evidence-based services in order to achieve the individual needs of her clients. Olivia is a strong advocate for empowering her clients and their families and believes that teamwork is the key to success.

A certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia, Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from the University of Newcastle. Sarah has experience working with children and adults who present with a range of communication and/or swallowing disorders.

Sarah has previously worked within the disability sector providing a range of supports to both children and adults, with extensive experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, and intellectual disability. During clinical placements, Sarah was able to gain some experience working with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) such as eye gaze devices, communication devices that use static or dynamic displays, and switches.

Sarah is passionate about using an evidence-based approach to speech pathology, and believes that it is crucial to work with the client and their family/carers to develop and achieve goals. Sarah consistently employs a client and family-centred approach when providing speech pathology services, which ensures that sessions are positive, functional, and enjoyable. She is a motivated and approachable therapist who believes in the importance of a positive working relationship with clients and their family/carers. Sarah is committed to engaging in ongoing professional development and providing quality speech pathology services to her clients across the Inner West .

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria. Rebecca has gained experience working with both adults and children with a range of communication/swallowing disorders focusing on the areas of speech, literacy, language, voice and fluency. Rebecca has a particular interest in working with clients who have speech/language disorders that have originated from traumatic brain injury or stroke.

Rebecca is passionate about including family members throughout the therapy process in order to achieve client goals. Therefore, Rebecca continually takes a family-centred as well as client-centred approach when working with clients, ensuring that therapy sessions and goals are functional, meaningful, fun and include everyone involved in the clients care.

Rebecca is committed to life-long learning and developing her clinical knowledge. She has participated in workshops including communicating with aphasics, key word sign and cued articulation and will continue to seek other avenues to increase her knowledge to aid her clients. Rebecca’s empathetic and approachable nature enables her to build strong relationships with her clients, families and teachers where trust and collaboration is highly valued.

Lindsay is fresh from across the pond from London, UK. She gained her a Bachelor of Science with honours as a speech pathologist at the University of East Anglia. Lindsay has been qualified for seven years and has been a practising member in the National Health Service (NHS) in London.

She has 5 years experience in paediatrics working in both clinical and specialist educational provisions. She has a range of clinical knowledge from phonological (speech sound) difficulties, language disorders, stuttering, selective mutism and dysphonia (voice). Lindsay has also specialised in paediatric complex needs, working within a pre-school outreach team visiting children with severe and profound learning difficulties as well as autism spectrum disorder.

Lindsay is qualified in key word sign and alternative augmentative communication symbols systems. She has a passion for working with a functional approach and working collaboratively with parents, carers and education staff to fulfil both professional and personally driven therapy goals.

Lindsay enjoys building an engaging rapport with her clients and their families, always tailoring therapy programs to make them personal and motivating. She feels the key to successful therapy is to build a quality relationship and to gain a full understanding of the child’s strengths and difficulties. Lindsay works closely with the parents, viewing the parents as a professional regarding their child. She enjoys educating and furthering their knowledge in order to holistically support the child.

Lindsay is looking forward to working as a speech pathologist within the inner west suburbs of Sydney.

Anikka is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the Australian Catholic University. Anikka is fluent in English and Macedonian.

Anikka is passionate about empowering children and adults who have altered communication techniques. She has experience working with both populations in the areas of speech, language, literacy, fluency, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and swallowing.

Anikka strives to adopt a family centred and functional approach to all therapy programs. She aims to provide quality therapy sessions that are evidence-based and client and family centred.

Anikka is looking forward to working as a speech pathologist within the St George and the Sutherland Shire areas.

Amy is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science (Speech Pathology) from Charles Sturt University.

Amy has since gained clinical experiences across the lifespan. She has experience working with children with speech, language, fluency and voice difficulties in both individual and group based therapy across mainstream community based settings.

Amy also has broad clinical experiences in working with adults across acute, rehabilitative and aged care hospital settings to assess and manage a variety of communication and swallowing disorders of neurological origin. She has also provided dysphagia management for head and neck cancer.

Amy enjoys working closely with individuals and their families to understand their needs and particular goals in order to plan and provide functional evidence based therapy. She feels that incorporating a family and client centred approach aims to achieve the highest outcomes. Amy aspires to work closely with her clients and their families within the Wollongong and Nowra regions.

Abi graduated from the University of Melbourne, with a Masters of Speech Pathology. She has also completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines where she graduated Summa cum Laude.

Abi has had experience working with both children and adults in one-on-one and group settings in the areas of speech, language, social skills, literacy, swallowing, voice, cognitive-communication and neurological disorders. Her Master’s thesis, Word-Finding Difficulty in the Discourse of Individuals with Logopenic and Semantic Variants of Primary Progressive Aphasia, was presented at the 2017 national Speech Pathology Australia convention in Sydney.

Abi has also worked with children in the Philippines to improve their language skills. She has an interest in the field of multilingualism, and is fluent in Tagalog and Bisaya, as well as conversant in Mandarin.

Abi is passionate about working collaboratively with clients and carers; helping them attain functional goals supported by good evidence base and delivering quality therapy that clients can enjoy and be motivated by.

Sophie is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University. She also studied linguistics at the Australian National University and is qualified in the Lidcombe program for stuttering intervention.

Sophie has clinical experience with paediatric and adult clients across the age span focussing on all areas of practice, including, speech, language, fluency, voice, literacy and swallowing. She has experience in the private practice setting working in both one-to-one settings and in group intervention options.

With a passion for language and communication, Sophie aims to connect with clients in order to formulate relevant, evidence-based goals in meaningful therapy sessions which are both fun and functional. Her calm and approachable manner help her to build rapport with her clients as she aims to work with the community to improve the quality of life of her clients.

Ellie joined the Communicate team in January 2017 as a Graduate with a Master of Speech Pathology and Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne. She has also qualified in the Lidcombe Program for gold standard stuttering intervention and is trained in Key Word Sign. 

Ellie has extensive experience working with people with a disability and has previously worked as a disability carer. She is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia and recently completed a research paper titled: Communication Journey and Language Outcomes in Usher Syndrome Following Cochlear Implantation. 

Ellie has practical experience conducting assessments and delivering therapy for a wide range of ages from young children through to the elderly, covering speech, language, literacy, cognition, swallowing and voice. She has also provided group based programs across pre-schools and schools. 

Ellie uses her flexibility and creativity to tune in to patient needs enabling her to effectively engage with clients. She is committed to delivering a high standard of therapy in an engaging and functional manner to achieve maximum individual outcomes.

Simi is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated from La Trobe University, with a Masters of Speech Pathology and Bachelor of Health Science. Simi has clinical experience with paediatric and adult clients across the age span focussing on all areas of practise, including, speech, language, fluency, voice, literacy and swallowing.

She has spent time volunteering overseas lending her expertise in schools and hospitals in Cambodia and India, working with non-English speaking clients. Simi strongly believes in family centred care and thrives to provide evidence-based practise to all her clients, whilst considering client and family needs.

She is dedicated to lifelong learning and has therefore completed additional training in The Lidcombe Program, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Board maker, Augmented and Alternative Communication systems (AAC) and Videofluoroscopy, and will continue seeking additional knowledge to aid her clients.

It is Simi’s passion and care for her clients that makes her go above and beyond to provide her clients with the best care. Clients who have worked with Simi have referred to her as dedicated, caring and collaborative, and Simi continues to strive for this with every client she works with.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Emma has been with Communicate Speech Pathology since September 2015 as one of our two intake managers. She graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Linguistics and Italian Studies before spending a number of years in a management position. She has also spent time volunteering in schools teaching English both overseas and in Australia and is sensitive of cultural differences and language barriers.

Emma is currently completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle and is looking forward to graduating in mid 2019. Although interested in all aspects of speech pathology, Emma has always had a particular interest in alternate communication methods, aphasia and dysphagia.

Emma is available to chat about any enquiries you may have about speech pathology, funding for therapy (including NDIS) or to organise an appointment with the therapist who best suits your needs.

Kate is a Speech Pathologist with experience working in both the public and private health sectors. She has previously worked for the Department of Education in Queensland, as well as several clinics in Sydney which focus on autism, literacy and lifelong disability.

Kate is responsible for interviewing new clients as their first point of contact with Communicate Speech Pathology. She will undertake a thorough discussion by phone about client related issues, and assign a therapist based on geographical location and areas of expertise. Kate joined the team at Communicate Speech Pathology in February 2015 and is understanding, considerate and highly skilled in the discussion of Speech Pathology disorders. She can be contacted at info@communicatespeech.com.au or by phone on (02) 9328 3444.

Hanna joined the Communicate Speech Pathology team in June 2018. Hanna is currently completing a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. Hanna has special interest in augmentative and alternative communication after a long history of involvement with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Hanna looks forward to working with a wide variety of communication disorders once graduated.

Hanna is available to help at anytime and looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals. 

Peter is a registered BAS agent and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants. Peter has worked for over 20 years for a major Health Insurance Company and Property Developer. After that Peter has moved into managing the accounts of SME which includes a wealth of experience in various Allied Health services.

With this experience Peter understands the nature of this business and how it operates which will enable the smooth and efficient running of the accounts department and ensuring that the clients accounts are processed accurately and on time. Peter can be contacted on accounts@communicatespeech.com.au or (02) 9328 3444.

For more information on being part of our team, please contact us on 02 9328 3444 or via our contact form.


OUR CLIENTS

We treat a broad range of clients with a variety of communication disorders with differing levels of severity. Clients and conditions we treat include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Speech disorders e.g. lisp
  • Childhood apraxia of speech (Dyspraxia)
  • Stuttering
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Literacy difficulties
  • Communication in the aged care setting
  • Dysphagia in the adult population
  • Adult speech and language disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Learning disorders/difficulties
  • Developmental Delays
  • Individuals of non-English speaking background
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Language delays

For further information on these disorders please see our resources section. If you would like to ask about our speech and language development therapy services for clients with these communication difficulties please feel free to contact us on 02 9328 3444 or via our contact form