Before I became a speech pathologist, I was a registered nurse in Melbourne working on general surgical wards, specialising in Plastic surgery and Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery. I then joined the Royal District Nursing Service, providing medical care for the aged in their homes. After moving to Queensland, I followed my long term dream of becoming a Speech Pathologist when Griffith University offered their Masters program in 2012.
I am drawn to speech pathology because of the rewarding nature of the work and my interest is working with the little ones. I have a firm belief in early intervention and aware of the importance in building strong foundations for children to extend into their school years. As a mother of 3 school-aged boys, I believe that speech therapy for kids needs to be fun as well as flexible to be able to work it into our busy lives!
Now that I am working as part of the Optimal Communications team, I am excited to be providing family-focused therapy, practical and effective ideas in a fun environment. I am committed to helping parents and carers to create speech and language-rich opportunities within daily routines and everyday opportunities.
I am dedicated about acknowledging each child’s communication potential whether that be through increasing receptive and expressive language, enhancing speech clarity, or supporting them to strive towards success in literacy which includes reading, spelling and writing. I look forward to working with you and supporting your child to become a successful and happy communicator when you visit us at “Once Upon a Time Therapy.”
Smiles on children’s faces when therapy is made fun.