PERSON CENTRED FLEXIBLE RESPONSIVE
Our Speech Pathologists provide person centred, flexible and responsive services that
value the important and essential role that families play in all aspects of their child's development.
Families are such a critical part of their child’s intervention so we encourage families to work in partnership with our Speech Pathologists to make key decisions about the goals and activities that their child works on to improve their communication skills.
Our Speech Pathologists place emphasis on paying careful attention to making sure that they understand each family's priorities and concerns when they are planning for intervention. A high degree of communication between the Speech Pathologist and the families ensures that planned interventions fit with the family’s needs, desires and priorities for their child.
Our Speech Pathologists work with families to help them learn how to develop meaningful learning opportunities within the home environment and to provide them with high quality teaching strategies to support speech, language and literacy development.
They help to promote the following keys areas of children's development:
Meet The Team
Liz is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and Educator. She has has a keen interest in the literacy development of children and adolescents. She is an MSL associate and is also an associate member of the Australian Dyslexia Association (AMADA). She is highly trained in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of intervention for children with speech, language and literacy delays. She has a thorough understanding of the cognitive and linguistic models of dyslexia, the neurological nature of dyslexia and the effective instruction for different dyslexia profiles. Liz values the important role that families play in their child’s development and learning and provides extensive parent training that is friendly and easy to understand to ensure that families feel empowered to support their children. She also advises on the programs that have the best evidence to improve literacy outcomes for children.
Josette is a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and has been delivering Speech Pathology Services for Catholic Education for the past 5 years. During her time working within the educational setting, she has developed a keen interest and passion in the language to literacy transition for children. Josette is passionate about making a difference to the communication and literacy skills of all children, while actively working to enhance their ability to experience success at school and access the educational curriculum. She enjoys watching children and their families grow in confidence as they learn new skills and strategies. She also enjoys working in partnership with school communities to establish sustainable Speech Pathology practice that focuses on the collaboration of teaching staff and Speech Pathologists.