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 and Brisbane.

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.

Carla is an experienced Certified Practicing Senior Speech Pathologist with over 10 years of clinical experience. Carla has provided services to clients across the lifespan in a range of settings including home, child care, school, clinic and aged care facilities. Whilst her area of interest is literacy, Carla has worked with both adult and paediatric populations with Autism Spectrum Disorder, language and articulation disorders and swallowing disorders.

Carla has extensive experience and a passion for recruitment of skilled and dedicated speech pathologists. She strives to select speech pathologists who are enthusiastic, with a desire to learn allowing them to deliver exceeding intervention for all clients and their families.

Following recruitment, Carla endeavours to provide all Communicate Speech Pathology team members with the support and mentoring they require to become exceeding clinicians providing holistic care to their clients and families. Carla can be reached at carla@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.

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.

Peita is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Australian Catholic University.

Peita has experience working with young children, school age children and adults within a range of settings such as schools, hospitals and community centres. She also has experience in a range of areas within these populations such as speech, language, fluency, voice, literacy and swallowing.

Peita strives to achieve person-centred care, working with clients and their families and other community members to best fulfill each individual’s diverse needs.

Peita is excited to be working with her clients in the Northern Suburbs of Sydney.

Gillian is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia and holds both a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from The University of Newcastle, and a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences from Macquarie University. Throughout her practical experience she has provided both assessment and intervention to adult and paediatric clients across a wide range of settings, including schools, community health clinics, hospitals and rehabilitation. Across these settings she has assisted clients in all areas of practice, including speech, language, dysfluency, voice and dysphagia.

Gillian is driven by working collaboratively with clients, their families and carers for a holistic and functional approach to the treatment process. Gillian is acutely aware of how effective communication increases both access and autonomy for the individual, and strives to maximise this throughout intervention for ultimate quality care. In tandem with a robust evidence base, commitment to ongoing professional development, and genuine enjoyment for her role, she works thoroughly and passionately to help clients achieve their goals.

Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney. Stephanie is also a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Stephanie has experience working with both children and adults across a range of practice areas including, language, speech, swallowing, fluency and multimodal communication. She has had the opportunity to work in a range of settings such as homes, schools, hospitals and private clinics. Stephanie is passionate about professional development and lifelong learning to enhance her knowledge and clinical skills.

Stephanie is a passionate therapist who believes in providing care to the best of her ability through a family and client centred approach. She is dedicated to providing evidence-based therapy while helping her clients reach their full potential. Stephanie loves interacting with clients and their families, and always has their best interests at heart.

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.

Mabel is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia who has graduated from Macquarie University with a Masters of Speech Pathology.

Mabel has clinical experience within a variety of settings including acute, rehabilitation, and disability. She has experience working with both children and adults across areas of speech, language and literacy, augmentative and alternative communication, fluency, and swallowing.

Mabel has previously worked as an ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) therapist, which has largely influenced her growing passion for working with families and providing client and family centred care that is supported by a strong evidence base.

In order to provide quality care and support client goals, Mabel is always motivated and committed to ongoing professional development to further her knowledge and clinical skills.

Karlee is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from Georgia State University in America, her home country.  She continued her education in Australia at Macquarie University where she obtained a Master of Speech and Language Pathology.

Karlee has experience providing speech pathology services to both children and adults using a holistic approach across a range of areas including speech, language, voice, fluency, multimodal communication and swallowing.  Karlee is particularly passionate about providing speech pathology services to people with disabilities.  Her clinical experience and previous disability support work allow her to work collaboratively with clients and their carers to maximise independence and participation at home as well as in the community.

Karlee is highly motivated to achieve optimal outcomes for her clients while also continuing her commitment to professional development.  Karlee is delighted to be part of the Communicate team, which allows her to provide mobile services to her clients in Western Sydney

Lauren is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia who graduated with a Masters of Speech Pathology from the University of Sydney.

Lauren has worked in a variety of settings including disability, education and rehabilitation.

Lauren has experience in providing assessment and therapy across the lifespan in a range of settings, in the areas of; language, Augmentative and Alternative communication, speech, social communication, swallowing and cognitive communication. She is particularly passionate about the disability sector and clinical education.

Lauren prides herself on professional development and training to enhance her knowledge and clinical skills. She is committed to providing evidence-based, engaging and functional therapy to gain the best outcomes for clients.

Lauren endeavours to ensure clients receive family centred care to support them across their daily lives.

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.

Lauren brings a diverse set of skills having worked in a multitude of settings in both Australia and the United Kingdom over the past 8 years. Her passion is for helping others, creating goals together and working towards achieving them. This is all about understanding the bigger picture and how communication fits in with each unique individual.

She completed her undergraduate speech pathology qualification at the University of Sydney. Lauren went on to complete an additional health sciences degree researching the communication of people with traumatic brain injury. She was awarded Dean’s scholar by the University of Sydney for her work, has presented for the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Injury, and was highly commended and awarded for her research submission at their conference.

Lauren now uses those analytical skills to ensure her speech pathology treatments are effective and up-to-date. She enjoys working with children and adults across all areas of speech and swallowing.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys music, jigsaw puzzles and boardgames. She is also completing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration as a part time student.

Emma is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia and holds a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from the University of Newcastle as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics and Italian Studies) from Macquarie University.

 Emma enjoys working with both adults and children across a wide range of practice areas. She has experience delivering assessment and interventions for adult and paediatric clients in a range of settings including schools, community health services and acute and rehabilitation in hospitals.

 Emma is passionate about providing client/family-centred care, and enjoys helping her clients reach their goals by using functional activities supported by evidence-based practice. She has particular interests in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), dysphagia, voice and the disability sector.

 Emma has spent time volunteering overseas and teaching English as a second language. She has also spent time studying overseas herself and as a result has first-hand understanding of how different social and cultural environments can impact communication. When studying linguistics, her main interests were multilingualism, sociolinguistics and anthropological linguistics which all also contribute to her practice as a speech pathologist.

Emma is committed to ongoing professional development and enjoys developing her clinical skills and learning about new methods and technologies that may further support clients to achieve their goals.

Marie graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the Australian Catholic University and is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Marie has developed theoretical knowledge in the areas of speech, language, fluency, voice, swallowing and multimodal communication.

Marie has experience working with children in both school and the community. She has provided assessment and intervention in both individual and group therapy settings. Marie has worked in a multi-categorical classroom setting and has experience using AAC devices such as Proloquo2go.

Marie has also worked with adults in hospital and aged care settings providing assessment, intervention and rehabilitation for clients with communication, cognition and swallowing impairments.

Marie is passionate about working closely with individuals and their families to develop and work towards functional and individual goals. She is always excited and motivated to expand her knowledge and continue to develop her clinical skills as a speech pathologist by participating in ongoing professional development. This ensures she is always providing high quality services to her clients.

Kylie is a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia, completing a Masters of Speech Pathology at Charles Sturt University. She joined the Communicate team in January 2020.

Kylie has gained experience working with children and adults across the lifespan through her studies, clinical placements and classroom support roles. She has experience conducting assessment and therapy across the areas of speech, language, literacy, fluency and swallowing. Kylie has practical experience in facilitating group aphasia therapy, has participated in annual reviews for children with repaired cleft-lip and cleft-palates, and has conducted speech and language screeners within the school environment.

Placing clients and families at the centre of care is a key-factor in ensuring Kylie is well-placed to facilitate therapy success and goal achievement for clients. She strives to make therapy holistic, engaging, functional and collaborative.

Kylie has special interests in paediatric swallowing and stuttering, and stroke rehabilitation. She continually develops her knowledge and clinical skill through a commitment to life-long learning, and looks forward to meeting the needs of her clients in the Illawarra region.

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.

Monica is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia, having completed a Masters of Speech and Language Pathology at Macquarie University.

Monica has gained clinical experience working with both children and adults, and is highly committed to providing a continuum of care across the lifespan. Monica has worked within acute and outpatient hospital settings, schools, and private clinics to deliver therapy across the areas of speech, language, fluency, voice, and swallowing.

Monica has practical experience in conducting school-based individual and group therapy for children, has gained clinical exposure to a number of specialised areas such as paediatric feeding, motor-neurone disease management, and dysphagia management for head and neck cancer, and has facilitated aphasia training sessions for nursing staff.

Monica enjoys working closely with clients and their families to plan therapy that considers their motivators and interests, devising creative and functional therapy that enhances quality of life and enables them to participate in society. At the forefront of Monica’s practice, she works to ensure that she empowers her clients to be able to make well-informed and confident decisions about their healthcare and functional communication goals.

Monica has special interests in vocal pathology and dysphagia management. Her work is informed by the most current evidence-based research, and she has demonstrated her commitment to lifelong learning through continued professional development.

Monica is looking forward to working closely with her clients in the Wollongong and Nowra regions.

Laura graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) and has since become a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Through clinical practice, Laura has gained experience providing therapy for communication and swallowing disorders to clients across the lifespan. She endeavours to deliver client-centred therapy that is holistic, engaging and evidence-based. Her ability to easily adapt allows for her to support the unique needs of her clients, while her warm-hearted nature and strong rapport building skills foster solid relationships with her clients and their families.

Laura is committed to on-going professional development in order to provide the best support for her clients and their families. Laura looks forward to engaging with clients and families in the Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions.

A certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia, Nikita graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.  Nikita is a certified Hanen It Takes Two To Talk (ITTTT) therapist and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) therapist. She is also trained in basic AUSLAN and Key Word Sign.

Nikita has had previous training and professional development in areas of interest, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, dysphagia and feeding disorders, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

Nikita has previously volunteered in an orphanage in Vietnam, where she worked to better the overall health and communicative outcomes of children with significant disabilities. She has a passion for supporting vulnerable populations to communicate their needs and desires. One day she hopes to volunteer in vulnerable communities, both in Australia and overseas, providing regular speech pathology services.

Pamela is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from the University of Newcastle.

She has worked in the private practice sector since her graduation in 2015. In this time Pamela has seen clients with speech, language, literacy, fluency, hearing impairments and autism spectrum disorders. 

Pamela is committed to ongoing professional development and providing evidence-based and client-centred speech pathology services. She has completed additional training in; basic Key Word Sign, Hanen: It Takes Two To Talk and Hanen: More Than Words (MTW), DIR Floortime, Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), and Audiometry screening and assessments.

Pamela is passionate about working with her clients families and educational settings to work toward a common goal. She aims to provide quality, fun and functional therapy sessions.

Pamela is looking forward to continuing to work as a speech pathologist in the Hunter region. Pamela can be reached at pamela@communicatespeech.com.au

Karlie graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelors of Speech Pathology and is a certified member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Karlie is has experience in speech, language, fluency, voice and literacy in both adult and paediatric settings. Karlie completed a project in rural Vietnam with a focus on the benefits of using play as a tool to teach language and communication skills. Karlie has a passion for developing her client’s skills by creating positive learning experiences and incorporating play into her paediatric treatments.

Karlie enjoys working closely with her clients and families to understand their needs and wants in therapy and looks forward to planning goals that are functional and personalised to her clients. She is an enthusiastic clinician who enjoys achieving positive therapy outcomes, and celebrating these results with her clients.

Karlie considers herself a lifelong learner and is committed to undertaking ongoing professional development to improve her delivery of services. Karlie endeavours to provide quality speech pathology sessions and is excited to meet and work with the lovely families that reside in the Canberra region

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.

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.

Hannah joined the Communicate Speech Pathology team in 2020, having graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) from The University of Queensland. She is a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Her clinical experience includes working with adults and children in relation to speech, language, swallowing, voice and multi-modal communication. She has a particular passion for AAC, Auslan and voice disorders, striving to ensure that her clients can express themselves in the manner that they choose. Additionally, she applies a collaborative and holistic approach to therapy, enabling her clients to be the champions and choice-makers in their own therapy.

Hannah is excited to be working with families and clients around Brisbane.

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.

Hayley graduated from La Trobe University with a Masters of Speech Pathology degree. She has also completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology with counselling skills from Middlesex University, United Arab Emirates with Honours.

Hayley is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist whose favourite activities include chatting with friends and family, while enjoying a delicious meal. This is what has driven her to be a Speech Pathologist, as she is passionate about providing every individual with the opportunity and means to communicate, as well as assisting people in rediscovering the fun in food even on a modified diet!

Her extensive clinical experience ranges across a variety of settings such as acute wards, rehabilitation in hospitals, community health centres, and specialised schools. She has conducted assessments and provided therapy for speech, language, paediatric fluency, voice, swallowing and implementation of augmentative and alternative communication devices.

Hayley enjoys creating and implementing sessions that are both fun and engaging for the client, as well as evidence-based. Hayley strives to ensure that therapy is a collaborative process with both her and her client working together to achieve goals.

Hayley is looking forward to servicing North-Eastern Melbourne.

A certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA), and representative on SPA’s Early Career Reference Group, Courtney joined the Communicate Speech Pathology team in 2020 after graduating with her Master of Speech Pathology from The University of Melbourne.

Formerly trained as a secondary school teacher, Courtney is both a passionate learner and mentor in helping others overcome challenges. She has had the opportunity of briefly teaching overseas in Italy, and working at Monash University with bilingual students of secondary and tertiary ages.

Courtney has experience in delivering assessment and interventions for adult and paediatric clients across the acute, sub-acute, and school settings. She is particularly interested in the areas of language and literacy, as well as neurodegenerative disorders and swallowing; and completed her thesis on videofluoroscopic practices in partnership with St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Courtney is looking forward to building supportive relationships with her clients and their families in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

Vy is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) who graduated from La Trobe University with her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology. Vy has clinical experience with both paediatric and adult clients, working with a wide variety of communication and swallowing impairments, with a special interest in areas such as fluency, language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, neurological impairments and swallowing.

She understands the blessing it is to be able to communicate and eat/drink effectively and  is highly passionate about ensuring that every individual has the ability, opportunity, and autonomy to do so.

Vy has experience in delivering assessment and interventions across the acute, community, and school settings and continuously strives to provide family-centred care that is individualised, holistic, evidence-based and most importantly, fun! Just as Buddha once said, “Happiness never decreases by being shared”.

It is Vy’s passion to build supportive and long-lasting relationships with her clients and clients’ families – driving her to commit to providing the best possible care. She is looking forward to cultivating these relationships with her clients and their families in Melbourne’s South-east suburbs.

Natasha graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Masters of Speech Pathology. Natasha is also a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia.

Natasha has clinical experience working with adults and children in the areas of fluency, speech, language, literacy and swallowing across a broad range of settings.

Natasha believes in client and family centred care and aims to provide evidence-based practice to all her clients. She is passionate about providing the best standard of care using a collaborative, individualised and holistic approach.

Natasha is also strongly dedicated to life long learning and strives to undertake professional development and training to further improve her clinical skills and knowledge.

Tharasi is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia who joined the Communicate Speech Pathology team in 2020 with a Master of Speech Pathology and Bachelor of Science.

She has clinical experience delivering individually tailored therapy to adult and paediatric clients across a range of settings including schools, community health clinics, private clinics and hospitals.

She has experience in conducting assessment and therapy across areas of speech, language, literacy, fluency, multimodal communication and swallowing.

Volunteering across hospitals and charities for several years, Tharasi has always been passionate about helping others strive and work towards what matters most to them. She believes in providing high standard, holistic and evidence based therapy while working collaboratively with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

She is committed to life-long learning and is continuing to maximise her skills in all areas of Speech Pathology by engaging in professional development courses and keeping up-to date with current evidence based practice. Tharasi  is looking forward to working with clients and families across North West Melbourne. She is proficient in English and Sinhalese.

Sharon graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Speech Pathology from La Trobe University and is currently a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. Sharon has had clinical experience across paediatric clients all the way through to adults. Her practice emphasises all areas including speech, language, social communication, literacy, cognitive-communication and voice.

Sharon has worked extensively with individuals with speech and language delays, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Auditory Processing Disorder, Down Syndrome, ADHD and in areas of mental health and trauma. She has also undergone clinical placements in top medical institutions in Victoria such as the Alfred Hospital, Northern Hospital, Cabrini Hospital and Casey Hospital, as well as mainstream schools and clinics. Her experience working in regional Victoria has seen her exposure to various communication disorders. Sharon is a multilingual therapist who is proficient in English, Mandarin, and Malay.

She is passionate about enabling both children and adults to achieve their ability to communicate their needs and wants through engaging them with their interests. She understands the importance of working with families and collaborating with other allied health professionals to support the individual holistically. She also strongly believes that building rapport is the foundation of good therapy.

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 focusing 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

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. 

Georgia joined the Intake Team at Communicate Speech Pathology in June 2019. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) at the University of Newcastle, in the second year of her degree. Once graduated, Georgia has an interest in working with children and their families to help develop speech, language and literacy skills, as well as adolescents and adults across a range of communication disorders.

Georgia can be reached on 0293 283 444 or info@communicatespeech.com.au

Amanda joined the Communicate Speech Pathology team in June 2019. After staring her family, Amanda decided to pursue a new career path and is currently enroll as a mature aged student in her second year of the Bachelor of Speech Pathology program, at the University of Newcastle. Amanda has always had a strong interest in working with children and families to assist in speech, language and early literacy development. She also has a keen interest in swallowing and is looking forward to continuing to learn about a speech pathologists broad scope of practice.

Amanda enjoys volunteering in her local community during school reading groups sessions and assisting with breakfast club. She is passionate about helping others and believes that by making a small contribution to our community, can make a greater impact to the lives of others.

Amanda can be reached on 0293 283 444 or info@communicatespeech.com.au

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